PUT A CAP ON THAT NIGHTCAP?
For many people, having a drink before bedtime calms the nerves and helps them get to sleep. According to a new study, that may just be a figment of our their imaginations. Researchers in Japan have found that a nightcap, particularly for heavy drinkers, may actually disrupt the nervous system and hamper the restorative functions of sleep. The findings, from a study of 1O male university students, appear online and in the November issue of [...] Read More »
DID YOU REALLY DO THAT?
Most of us have witnessed otherwise intelligent people doing embarrassing or thoughtless things when they’ve had too much to drink, but what specifically happens in the brain to cause such drunken actions? A new study testing alcohol’s effects on brain activity from the University of Missouri says that alcohol dulls the brain “signal” that warns people when they are making a mistake, ultimately reducing self control. “When people make mistakes, activity in a part of [...] Read More »
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