I wish I'd had this a year ago. My husband got up too quickly in the night, and he fainted at the top of the stairway and rolled down halfway. Freaked me out, I had no clue what had happened. Well, I managed to get him up and walking, back to bed, and he slept the whole next day. He was fine and we went for a check up at the doctor, and a catscan, but nothing was wrong. I believe it was a combination of him having a bit too much to drink before bed, not enough water, and when he got out of bed he didn't have the oxygen to his brain, and therefore fainted. Anyway, it shook him up and he quit drinking for about a month, then took it up again, which of course worried me (he's not an alcoholic, but a couple drinks/night, and it seemed more and more that he was addicted).
He recently quit again after reading a very fascinating book by a world-famous doctor who is Japanese and practices in the States, physician to many celebrities and leaders due to his non-evasive medical approach and the use of enzymes for the most part, medication as a last resort. The book emphasized how things like alcohol and coffee do damage to the liver which in turn hurts the body, when the liver isn't properly functioning.
My husband's body fat is 5%, so when he drinks, the alcohol comes right through his skin and he smells like a drink for the next 12 hours, I threatened to sleep in another room, it sometimes was too much for me to bear, but now he's stopped, well, needless to say, sleeping together is fine. Of course, we save a bit of moolah with not buying beer, sake, shochu, which makes me happy. But he did have a headache for a few days after quitting. It wasn't as easy as he thought it would be, he was definitely becoming dependent on it.
Back to the tips, if I'd had this a year ago, I'd have gone through those steps when he fainted, just to eliminate the possibility of stroke. I have a friend, she was in the Family, and she had a stroke about 4 years ago, went into a coma and eventually passed on. I was very sad, she was my age, and one of my last Family friends who stayed in touch with me after we left the group, she had 5 lovely kids and a good husband.
Thanks for the info!