Worst: Alcohol of any kind is “terrible” for sleep, says Rosenberg. Why? It metabolizes quickly in your system and causes you to wake up multiple times during the night. One study found that a glass of bourbon or vodka mixed with caffeine-free soda at bedtime increased the amount of time women spent awake during the night by 15 minutes. It also reduced nightly sleep time by 19 minutes and diminished quality of sleep. If you don’t refrain from alcohol for our own benefit, do it for your mate. “Alcohol makes snoring worse so it will impact you and your potential bed partner,” said Rosenberg.

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Because wine is almost as important as the food.

Jaime Ritter
November 01, 2017

Wine is somewhat necessary for your Thanksgiving spread, but finding the right wine to pair with the meal can be a challenge. You worked so hard preparing the food, so why would you want to pick a wine that doesn't complement it? We took all of the guesswork out of the equation and found three wines that pair perfectly with your Thanksgiving dinner.

To Serve Before the Meal

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Naveran's Cava Brut Vintage Rose ($16) has hints of pear and apple and is versatile enough to sip with Thanksgiving appetizers or on its own.

To Play Up the Flavors in Your Turkey

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Hugel's Classic Pinot Blanc ($23) is a white that loves turkey as much as you do and reminds us of a delicious unoaked Chardonnay.

For Your Favorite Turkey Day Sides

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Colombia Crest's H3 Les Chevaux ($15) is a red blend with dark fruit and light tannins and perfectly complements your fall feast.