Whining about Wine
October 13, 2008 4:46 PM Subscribe
Why does red wine keep only me
posted by tdischino to Food & Drink (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Contrary to pretty much everything returned by a google search of wine + sleep
, if I have 3+ glasses of wine over the course of an evening (say within 2-3 hours), I will usually wake up about 1-2 hours after falling asleep that night and not be able to fall back asleep solidly for the rest of the night. This occurs most notably when I've had a few glasses of wine, and not when I've had beer or booze. I don't drink white wine much at all, so i can't say if it has the same effect, but this is extremely common when I've had reds (usually zin, syrah/shiraz, malbec). When I wake up, I will feel very tired, but it's almost impossible to keep my eyes shut, or "turn my brain off." What gives?