Health Alert: Alcohol before bed may not be a good mix - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Health Alert: Alcohol before bed may not be a good mix

Posted: Updated:

(CBS) - Drinking alcohol before bed might help you fall asleep faster, but according to researchers it interferes with a good night's sleep. London's sleep center says alcohol helps a person get into a deep sleep for a longer period of time, but it reduces Rapid Eye Movement sleep. Doctors say a lack of REM sleep can lead to poor concentration and memory.


(CBS) - New findings confirm that lower drinking ages can have an impact on drinking habits later in life. Researchers in St. Louis found people who grew up in states that permitted drinking before the age of 21, were more likely to binge drink and develop alcohol dependency as adults. The study found a minimum drinking age of 21 had positive effects especially reducing deadly traffic accidents.


(CBS) - The FDA is looking into ways to make nutrition labels easier to understand. Many food labels calculate calories per serving, but there is usually more than one serving in the container. Researchers say listing fat and calories per serving and per package would help consumers more accurately calculate healthy portions.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • East Texas mother's bond set at $2 million dollars in daughter's death

    East Texas mother's bond set at $2 million dollars in daughter's death

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:45:28 GMT
    UPDATE: An East Texas mother's bond is now set at $2 million dollars. Stacie Marie Parsons was arraigned in the Henderson Co. jail this morning. She is charged with the capital murder of her 4 year old daughter.More >>
    UPDATE: An East Texas mother's bond is now set at $2 million dollars. Stacie Marie Parsons was arraigned in the Henderson Co. jail this morning. She is charged with the capital murder of her 4 year old daughter.More >>
  • Explosion destroys home in Willis; at least 3 injured

    Explosion destroys home in Willis; at least 3 injured

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:08:18 GMT
    An explosion and fire was reported at a home north of Conroe early Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said the explosion leveled a one-story home. More >>
    An explosion and fire was reported at a home north of Conroe early Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said the explosion leveled a one-story home. More >>
  • Six arrested in Smith County last week have drug-cartel ties, sheriff says

    Six arrested in Smith County last week have drug-cartel ties, sheriff says

    (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH/KYTX) - Six people arrested in Smith County last week on drug trafficking, illegal gambling and money laundering charges have drug cartel ties, according to Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith.More >>
    (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH/KYTX) - Six people arrested in Smith County last week on drug trafficking, illegal gambling and money laundering charges have drug cartel ties, according to Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.