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What is the best way to get out of the habit of drinking every night before bed if it helps you to sleep? Is distraction a method that will actually work that late at night?

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Last Updated: 06/08/2020 at 1:47am
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Top Rated Answers
Miracle
January 25th, 2015 12:08pm
Sometimes having an alternative habit such as listening to the radio or reading can help as it re-focuses your mind. It is also worth not having any alcohol in the house if possible while you try these techniques and develop a new sleeping routine.
Golzar
July 14th, 2015 5:24pm
Although it's great if you decided to stop drinking at once, it would be better to do it gradually. Decrease you intake every night as you feel comfortable, while taking note of your daily lifestyle. People tend to overlook their activities in daytime because how can it affect your nighttime habits, right? Do you do strenuous or laborious work? Or do you usually stay at home and expend little body work? Using your energy in physical activities on daylight will surely help you sleep easily at night time, along with the decreased alcohol intake as you go. Good luck!
dreamVoice41
September 15th, 2015 5:19am
Try and replace drinking with a more healthy choice like going for a run or reading a few page sof a book
Anonymous
June 14th, 2015 9:33pm
asmr videos help a lot( find them on youtube) even if you can't feel "tingles". they work great for relaxation
rainbowbrite1
May 9th, 2016 8:52pm
For me it was to replace the beer or wine with a cup of tea an a few biscuits, or a hot chocolate...
Anonymous
September 24th, 2018 3:26pm
The best way to get out of the habit of drinking every night before bed if it helps you to sleep is to try a different drink other than alcohol like a tea that helps you sleep you can try to change your routine and try different things before going to bed like exercise writing listening to sleep music the goal is to change the habit to a more healthy productive goal so that you don't drink. As well I don't know if you ever heard of counting your blessings but this actually works if you just start thinking God for each thing that he has bless you with in your life before long you'll be sleep because the list goes on and on.
YourSweetBrother
June 8th, 2020 1:47am
Some great way to stop drinking every night before bed. You might drink before bed in order to feel more relaxed and it may be helping to a degree, but do you really feel comfortable drinking every night, or do feel some negative side effects? These are some questions I reccommend you ask yourself in order to stop drinking before bed. I want you to also consider how so many people are able to successfully go to sleep without drinking and remember, if they can do it, so can you. Don't give up. Keep striving towards the life of your dreams.