Alcohol aids sleep initiation but harms overall sleep quality, disrupting REM cycle and breathing. High intake linked to short sleep, snoring, apnea.
Daily alcohol consumption harms brain health. A 2022 study in Nature Comm. reveals even one drink can reduce gray & white matter volume.
Alcohol's mood-altering effect creates a vicious cycle; it relaxes you initially but leads to irritability, anxiety, and depression later.
Alcohol dehydrates, causing dry mouth & tooth decay. Drinking = dehydration, discomfort, less saliva flow. Hydrate to avoid issues.
Alcohol disrupts sleep, leading to more calorie intake (385/day). It's caloric (1g = 7 cal) with zero nutrition, causing weight gain & craving high-cal foods.
Alcohol harms immunity via GI tract: damages lining, causes leaky gut, inflammation & alters gut bacteria, compromising immune cells.
Healthy gut = overall well-being. Alcohol damages gut lining & good bacteria, leading to digestive issues, poor mood, weak immunity. Seek support.