Can Going Without Booze Aid Sleep?

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Funny, as I use booze as a sleeping aid as otherwise my mind does not shut up. Last time I tried dry July, I was an insomniac for four days before I said "bugger it" and started back on the booze again.
 

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Funny, as I use booze as a sleeping aid as otherwise my mind does not shut up.
I can usually tell what nights I'd better have a strong cocktail to stop my mind from motoring 100 mph.
 

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Have a scotch every night before turning in. Not sure it helps but thats my story and I'm sticking to it.
 

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Tonight, I'm having a Piedra Azul blanco tequila gimlet. It is wonderful.
 

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At one time in my life I was what I now see as being a heavy drinker. Now I’m not. It takes me a year to go through one of my traditional Father’s Day gifts…a nice bottle of Rye Whiskey…the best for a well flavored shot plus that real Manhattan or Old Fashioned. This year it was Knob Creek but I’d gladly have High West Double Rye, Angle’s Envy, Wild Turkey 101 Rye, anything bottled by Heaven Hill or High West, even Rittenhouse or Old Overholt. Oh yeah, Portland’s pride…Burnside Rye. See? I’m not picky.

Anyway, be that as it may, I obviously don’t have a traditional toddy before beddy bye. I think one drink or even a double might help drifting off to slumberland but more probably leads to poor sleep overall…not sleeping deeply…sleep apnea issues, etc, As in so many things, moderation.
 

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I'm curious if anyone else is doing dry January and how its going? I am and I cant say I am sleeping better or feeling better when I wake up. But I feel more energized and clear during the day. I thought about breaking with pipes for the month as well, but upon further review decided that was a bad idea! LOL. I've been working out almost everyday and trying to eat a little better. Lost 5 lbs so far. I don't know, I would say that overall I feel better, but I would not say I am sleeping better. I still have some nights I cant get to sleep. Still have some crazy dreams. And I still cant sleep through the night without having to get up and take a piss! So I guess my summary is "mixed, but overall all more positive."
 

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I'm a wimp when it comes to alcohol (nic, too). Before we had kids, we loved a glass of wine with dinner. But when they showed up, we couldn't keep up with them so the bottles stayed in the cellar. i like a nightcap of a half shot of Scotch. Much more than that and I suddenly wake up in 3 hours. I like bourbon too, but my joints feel a bit sore when I wake up. Not so with Scotch or rye - think it has to do with how much those get distilled vs. some bourbons. Port has noticeably less impact on me all the way around. Liqueurs and cordials seem to vary a lot, depending on what flavors and herbs are in there. I can see why monks invented Benedictine, for instance.

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