I am sure that a lot of people on WSO like to drink beer, wine, etc. I regularly drink beer but certainly not excessively. Aside from college days, my limit is one or possibly two beers. Drinking beer tends to make me tired and sleepy. As much as beer might be good for helping one get to sleep, it probably has a negative impact on one's ability to stay asleep. This past week, I have been performing an experiment by not drinking beer at all. Even though I usually only drink one beer at night, I thought that I might experience some withdrawal but that did not happen, In fact, this is the first week in a long time that I woke up as a result of my alarm clock buzzing. I am sure it is well documented in the literature about how alcohol is bad for sleeping but like the saying goes: seeing/experiencing is believing. I am still going to drink beer in the future but it is good to know that if I experience any sleeping issues, I know how to fix the problem.