A good wine with dinner or a couple of beers with friends make for a fun evening. Alcohol is known to have an exhilarating and relaxing effect. But is there a risk of breathing pauses at night?
Short and sweet:
If you want to sleep restfully, you should limit your alcohol consumption, especially in the hours before going to bed. Especially people who suffer from Sleep apnea should avoid alcohol altogether if possible.
You can easily check whether you are experiencing breathing stops - with or without alcohol - using the App Snorefox find out. Snorefox uses nocturnal snoring and breathing noises to analyze whether there is a risk of sleep apnoea. Simply by smartphone at home.