Alcohol is a depressant, so its actually causing a large part of your anxiety and even depression. It does NOT 'help' you, and drinking when you've had 'tough' day is just madness.
Alcohol helps you to sleep! Nope...
Trust us, it really doesn't. Google it. Alcohol disturbs your sleep, stops you from going into REM (that's the really deep rejuvenating sleep, mmm) so you feel tired again. No doubt reaching for the bottle for a second night. Viscious circle isn't it?
So wait. I'm drinking alcohol to feel better but it's making me feel sad in the first place? YES
...and I'm drinking alcohol to get to sleep at night, but it's causing me to sleep worse and feel even more tired the next day. YES!
The only way to find out just how much alcohol is weighing you down is to take a break. What do you have to lose?