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Is alcohol affecting your sleep?

There are all sorts of things that can impact our sleep – a late-night cup of coffee, spending too long scrolling through Instagram in bed, or a bad case of Sunday-night anxiety. And, added to that list should also be a glass of wine or two. Many of us know how alcohol can make us feel drowsy or tired, and a significant number of us actually use its sedative effects to help us get to sleep on a regular basis. But as research into the subject continues to grow, experts are warning that drinking can impact the quality and quantity of our slumber in ways we’re probably not aware of.

Aggie Connor is a sober coach and the founder of Fresh and Fab (freshandfab.co.uk) in Southsea. She offers lifestyle coaching and advice to those who want to give up alcohol and has seen how drinking can influence our night-time routines.

“A lack of good quality sleep is a big problem for around 90 percent of all the people I work with,” she explains. “For many of them, the issue gets

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