People turn to alcohol to somehow help them get to sleep faster. The practice is common for most, although non-drinkers may not necessarily be thrilled with using it as a means to help them sleep better.
More bad news reveals that while you can get immediate shuteye, the quality of sleep you may get may not necessarily be a good one. A research determined that alcohol decreases the quality of sleep through the disruption of the sleep cycle.
People who took in alcohol for sleep offers related sleep problems. This includes sleep apnea or sleep walking, common issues that are pretty much familiar to most folks who have sleep issues.
The more drinks a person had, the more their sleep was disrupted. However, only one to two drinks had minimal effect on REM.