The Wellness Revolution Podcast with Amber Shaw

TWR 109: Ditch the Booze Before You Snooze – The Effects of Alcohol On Sleep

Are you the type to down a few glasses of wine in the evening? Or maybe even the occasional full bottle depending on the amount of stress from the day? For some, it’s part of a routine of decompressing after work. Maybe just a glass while cooking dinner, then another during dinner, then a few more afterwards. What about after that glass is empty and it’s time to hit the hay? Have you ever considered the impact “wine down Wednesdays” might be having on your sleep quality? No matter what it looks like for you, you should be aware of the implications of alcohol on your sleep cycles, quality, and overall health. While it may be true that wine can help you fall to sleep, it can also cause your REM to be reduced. Studies show that diet, lifestyle, sleep, exercise, etc. play a role in your cognitive health which could be one of the main causes for Alzeheimer’s to be so prevalent in women. 

Judgment free, yet full of truth bombs, this episode is all about how, as Amber always says, sleep is king! Are you looking for ways to improve your sleep quality and for practical, tangible tips to get started? Consider making microshifts in your routine instead of trying to change everything in a week, and make new sustainable habits that are based on progress over perfection. If you’re looking to build bigger and better change, then you’re not going to want to miss this episode! Have your pen and notepad handy, because you are going to want to remember these helpful hints! 

Key Highlights

  • Effects of alcohol on the body
  • Specifically, the effects of alcohol on sleep quality
  • Ways to improve sleep and to improve cognitive health
  • Supplements that are key in improving sleep

Episode resources

About Amber Shaw

Amber is a Body Transformation Expert, Founder of The Wellness Revolution, motivational speaker, and NBC Health and Wellness Coach. Having built a lifestyle that allowed her to embrace work, children, exercise, and well-balanced eating habits, Amber now works with helping and coaching women to achieve the same level of serenity and empowerment through a sustainable way of living.

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