Better sleep without alcohol

So my alarm is set for 5:15 am every morning. But I’ve been waking up at 5:00am ish before my alarm goes off. My sleep is so much better without alcohol. Waking up without a hangover or feeling like crap is so much better. Anyone else getting better sleep while off booze?

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Ditto! And no more snoring! Lol

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That’s funny cause most people I know say when they drink the pass out or sleep good. Me in the other hand I stay up all night and barely fall asleep when I drink. Last couple nights been sleeping like a rock. In bed at 9. Up at 5 and at the gym. Feels much better

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For real good sleep!

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When I drank I would almost always wake up in the middle of the night, then have a hard time going back to sleep. Now I sleep like a baby, I love it!

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Heavy drinking decreases the sleep quality by 39%. Personally waking up feeling sober is one of my favorite things about sobriety :grin:

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Alcohol is the sleep killer number one. When the poison and it’s degradation products left the body it starts healing.
And I agree with @RafaelJones The snorring decreases - but I still snore like a walrus when I’m overly tired :grin:

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For sure!! I used to stupidly think alcohol helped me sleep but my sleep was crap while I was drinking and I was SO tired every morning. Now I really sleep and feel rested! :partying_face:

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I thought the same thing. When I drank I slept like a rock. I never woke up at night but getting out of bed in the morning was so hard and I always felt like crap. I didn’t associate that with alcohol until I started to cut back on my drinking. (For a while I told myself I would be fine if I just drank every other day, but that’s another story lol)
Now that I quit drinking, I feel like I’m a lighter sleeper and I do wake up sometimes at night, but I feel soooooo much better in the mornings!

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I still snore :joy:

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I’ve heard that some people can have trouble getting to sleep once they stop drinking. Because alcohol knocks you out I guess, even though the actual sleep quality is poor.

But I’ve also been having much better sleep, same as you guys. And very vivid dreams!! I can remember all my dreams so clearly and they feel very real at the time :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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Absolutely once we find out the big lie everything changes and works so much easier. Congratulations you’re outside the circle looking and you got this. I’m grateful that you can share and be here reading this helps me even more thank you.

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OMG! The return of dreaming has been intense but so amazing.

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Yep, much better sleep as well and I feel so much better in the mornings.

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I still struggle with sleep a bit, even sober, but it’s immensely better! One of my favourite things about avoiding alcohol. Better sleep and not that racing heart in the morning

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Reading other people’s experiences is so weird, I feel like I’m having the opposite effect. I used to have very vivid dreams with alcohol, but now I can’t remember any dreams at all. Sober me sleeps 10+ hours a night instead of 7-8. I’m tired constantly. Ugh.

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Same here. I would blackout after a while, but after a couple of hours I was wide awake (not lucid, of course) and without any possibility to go back to sleep.

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Same - I would get up to pee a minimum of 5x a night. Not to mention that I’m actually able to focus on WHERE I’m going to the bathroom :roll_eyes::joy:

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How long does it take for sleep to get better? I’ve been 2 weeks alcohol free and sleeping like crap. I slept so much better with a couple drinks.

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Looks like we have the same sober date! (1st Jan?). Congratulations, we are getting there! :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

I am sleeping better, and dreams are suddenly very intense. But I am tired, I have to nap every day at the moment. Coffee is really helping, but not perfectly, I still get very tired at some point every day.

I had a different kind of tired when I was drinking, kind of a full body fog, cotton wool eyes and all that. So i don’t feel that level of crappy, just regular getting sleepy feeling.

Hopefully it will settle down with time, funny how it effects us all differently

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