Consuming alcohol to induce sleep is a bad practice. Alcoholic beverages mess up your REM sleep, and you get fragmented sleep.
With age, our sleep efficiency declines. This is mainly because of our frequent visits to the bathroom. A simple fix would be to reduce the intake of fluids before going to sleep.
Studies confirm that a lack of sleep can lead to a lot of nasty outcomes: diabetes, depression, chronic pain, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.
You can’t sleep it off. Even if you get enough sleep to recover from last night’s party, the brain cells that died during the sleep deprivation will never heal.