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Alcoholism can have various effects on an individual’s sleep patterns, which can lead to excessive sleeping or insomnia. During active alcohol use, an alcoholic may feel sleepy or drowsy due to the sedative effect of alcohol, but this may not result in a restful and restorative sleep. In recovery, an alcoholic may experience disrupted sleep patterns and require more sleep as their body adjusts to the absence of alcohol. However, excessive sleeping or prolonged periods of lethargy can also be a sign of depression or other mental health issues that can co-occur with alcoholism. It is important for individuals struggling with alcoholism to seek professional help to address their alcohol use disorder and any related physical or mental health concerns.