Joanne Brucker, 47, grew up with European parents, who considered it
traditional to drink wine with dinner each night. But eventually she noticed
her nightly quaffing was interfering with her slumber. "I tried to keep it up,"
she says, "but anything more than two glasses definitely kept me from falling
asleep. Why does alcohol before bedtime affect me so much?"
Simply put, alcohol makes it hard for you to stay asleep and sleep well,
says J. Todd Arnedt, PhD, clinical assistant professor at...