Nightcap (beverage)

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A nightcap is an alcoholic beverage consumed prior to falling asleep. Traditional nightcaps include brandy, bourbon, and cream-based liqueurs such as Irish cream. Wine and beer can also function as nightcaps.[citation needed]

In folk medicine, consuming a nightcap is for the purpose of sleep induction. Alcohol is not recommended by many doctors as a sleep aid, as it may interfere with sleep quality.[1]


  1. ^ "Alcohol & Sleep: Nix the Nightcap?". Retrieved 2015-11-01. 

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