My friends and I talk about this every now and then… and lo and behold there is a nice article at the BBC about this very thing. Alcohol screws with your sleep!
As the article noted:
“Alcohol stops the brain from releasing vasopressin, a chemical which tells the kidneys to reabsorb water that would otherwise end up in the bladder. Without this signal, the drinker needs more frequent trips to the toilet.”
Not only does it make you have to get up to make more frequent trips to the bathroom but it disrupts your REM sleep which can leave you feeling unfulfilled… I know it always does me.
I don’t like anything getting between me and my slumber.