5 reasons to give up alcohol for Stoptober – from better sleep to less anxiety

October has become a month for abstinence, with some finding the benefits of no alcohol to be so great they have continued long after the month is up.

“Hangover free living means radically changing your relationship with alcohol, whether this means cutting down or cutting it out,” Emily began.

“It's a way of living your most fulfilled, vibrant and empowered life that helps you reap the health benefits of living a life with no hangovers.”

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Here are five benefits to giving up alcohol for Stoptober, or Sober October, according to Transformational Life Coach and Addictive Behaviour Coach Emily Syphas.

Better sleep

Alcohol is notorious for playing havoc with your sleeping schedule.

According to a 2013 study published in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes, drinking alcohol results in shorter, less quality sleep.

“Although you might feel alcohol helps you get to sleep and you might fall into a deeper sleep initially but as the night progresses it can create an imbalance between slow wave sleep and REM sleep,” added Emily

REM is the sleep you need for brain development, memory and emotional processing), resulting in less of the latter and more of the former which decreases overall sleep quality.

Less anxiety

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Alcohol has a big effect on brain chemistry with even small amounts of alcohol shown to cause increased tension and feelings of panic.

Emily explained: “Alcohol changes levels of serotonin and other neurotransmitters in the brain.

“We get a flood of dopamine into the pleasure centre of the brain which only lasts a short while and when the dopamine dips that's when the feelings of anxiety can come to the surface.”

Better eating habits

There’s no denying when you are hungover your healthy eating habits go out the window.

When alcohol is taken out of the equation of course healthier eating will be easier to achieve.

“You most probably won’t be stopping at the kebab shop after a night out, ordering the Uber Eats the morning after the night before and will generally be feeling better and want to make healthier choices for yourself,” said Emily.

Better skin

Alcohol is a diuretic which means that unless you're alternating between water and alcohol, this process will eventually leave your skin visibly more dehydrated.

“Alcohol can create broken capillaries on the face and nose, leave skin dehydrated, cause inflammation and reduce collagen levels,” adds Emily.

“You really don't need to buy that expensive face cream you just really need to ditch the booze to get a new and improved skincare routine.”

Potentially lowers risk of cancer

“Alcohol is known as a carcinogen and the more you consume you more at risk you are at from seven different types of cancer,” said Emily.

“Regardless of drink type, the risk of cancer increases with the number of drinks consumed,” adds the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

It's important to note that previous studies have found that stopping alcohol consumption is not associated with immediate reductions in cancer risk.

The cancer risks eventually decline, although it may take years for the risks of cancer to return to those of never drinkers.


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