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Medications for Alcohol-Induced Sleep Disorder

Alcohol consumption decreases the time to fall asleep but is known to decrease the quality of sleep due to the disruption in the sleep cycles. While asleep our brains cycles through two basic states known as rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. Disruption to the onset and duration to these cycles result in a less restful sleep which has a detrimental effect on concentration, motor skills, memory and day to day functioning. Alcohol also suppresses breathing and can cause apnea or worsen any pre-existing apnea increasing sleep disruption.

Note: There are currently no drugs listed for "Alcohol-Induced Sleep Disorder".

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