Sleeplessness, insomnia, poor sleep health. Whatever you want to call it, it’s hard to deny the exhausting epidemic affecting millions of people all over the world. People, as a whole, are getting less rest and are desperately turning to pills or other aids as a result.
Along with prescription medications and folk remedies, many have incorporated a glass or two of alcohol into their nightly routine to try to catch a few more hours of shuteye. But does this method really work.
Despite what many believe, that nightcap might be destroying the quality of your ZZZs because…
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 What Are Your Sleep Busters?, Mayo Clinic
 A Shower at Night Might Help You Sleep Better, Mercola
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