You stay out late and party hard, only to wake up unreasonably early and hating life. Don’t worry, it’s not just you.
Before you swear off drinking before bed and plan on only getting your krunk on while the suns out, here’s some facts from io9’s article.
1) Low alcohol dosage, a cocktail, a couple beers, etc., can help you go to sleep faster and longer. (This is as long as the nightly drink isn’t habitual)
2) Medium/Large dosages will knock you out quicker and harder, but they also disrupt the second sleep cycle, deep sleep, is where those refreshing feels a night’s rest provides come from. Once the alcohol is metabolized, a rebound effect happens, waking you up usually in the middle of this cycle.
Pretty much, your body will fall asleep and operate at a sleeping level that is adjusted for the alcohol’s “sleepy” side-affect. But when that side-affect is done (AKA, you’re sober), the body reasons that this must mean it’s time to be awake.
io9 recommends to stop drinking four hours before you plan on hitting the hay. Good luck with that, you animals.
Check out the whole article for far more convincing data than whats on offer up in here.