Medical Specialty >> Pharmacy

Doctors Lounge - Pharmacy Answers

Back to Pharmacy Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge ( does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 9/5/2017.

Forum Name: Pharmacy & Drug Topics

Question: Alcohol and sleeplessness

 IMA - Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:52 pm

I'm a 27 year old female and I have a lot of trouble sleeping when I drink. I typically drink once or twice a week, mostly on the weekends. I know alcohol effects your sleep, but I think it effects me more than normal and I'm hoping there's somehting I can do about it.
If I only have 1 or 2 beers, then sometimes I won't have a problem, but as soon I get up to 4 or more, I sleep horribly! And if I drink in the afternoon and sober up before bed, then I usually can't even fall asleep at all!
It is VERY frustrating and I've never met anyone who has this problem to the degree that I do. Any help is much apperciated! Thank you!
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:41 pm

User avatar Hello,
I know of nothing to be done for this and adding drugs for sleep to the equation is not recommended except for occasional use. The obvious solution would be to limit your alcohol intake but of course that is a no-brainer and not what you are looking for.

Sorry, but this would be the answer.

Best wishes.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us