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Tuesday
Feb152011

Men Sleep Better than Women After Drinking

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) - A new study suggests that a woman's sleep is disrupted more than a man's after drinking alcohol, reports HealthDay News.

The study, published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, found that the difference may rest in differences in metabolism.

"These (gender) differences may be related to differences in alcohol metabolism since women show a more rapid decline in BrAC (breath alcohol concentration) following alcohol consumption than men," said lead author J. Todd Arnedt, an assistant professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Michigan.
 
Researchers studied 59 women and 34 men before they went to bed -- some of whom had consumed alcohol to the point of inebriation, others who drank non-alcoholic beverages before bed. The research found that women who had drank alcohol slept less and woke up more frequently than men who had drank.

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