I used to drink 2/3 glasses of wine a night, so I decided to cut that down since it felt excessive. Now I think I'm realizing that wine causes me several issues.
2. I overheat heavily while trying to sleep
3. I start to sneeze like crazy
4. Bit of a heart flutter (even after just glass)
So I'm trying to figure out if I have some sort of allergy or does this happen to anyone else?
Hey! I tend to get warm with wine and I sneeze too! There are actually histamines that are created during fermentation, which is what causes the sneezing. The insomnia could be from the sugar that is created as your body processes the alcohol. I still enjoy a few glasses about one night a week.
I don't know about wine, but when I used to drink any sort of alcohol if I did not get drunk to the point where I needed to pass out I would not sleep all night. Part of the reason why moderation did not work for me, and part of the reason I've quit altogether now. If I go and "just have a couple drinks" I will be up all night tossing and turning and get really mad and stressed as the sun rises about not getting any sleep and feeling like shit the whole next day or two as I try to get back right. And obviously drinking tons has the same&worse feel-bad result.
Just thinking about those times of staying up all night not being able to sleep is making me stressed and depressed haha.
W/o all the fancy sciency-talk, alcohol tends to disrupt sleep, even tho it depresses the CNS (ooh that's sciency!).
So, it'll help you fall asleep, but can (not always) increase metabolism (overheating) & increase dehydration (esp. if you didnt drink water w/the alcohol, as it evap's fast! - again, overheating).
Re: sneezing - sensitivity? seems pretty common if you google it.
Re: palpitations - this too seems to be a pretty common reaction to wine (esp. red wine), kinda like caffeine apparently.
Again, I don't have sciency-talk for the last two, but I'm sure others will comment on it... if nothing else, it's common enough to maybe not be super concerned...? :)
I also have reactions to red wine, waking up during the night, sweating, and sometimes heart palpitations. Some brands are worse than others. I suspect my gluten allergy contributes to my symptoms and is the reason some wines cause more reactions than others. Potato vodka doesn't bother me but I do love a glass of red wine on the weekends. Taking a good B complex seems to help and taking breaks from the red wine seems to decrease my reaction. I am going to experiment with gluten free wines.SS
My functional medicine doc told me that when you drink your liver is so occupied processing it, that hormones are disrupted among other things. When asleep you normally get glucose from your liver, so if it's busy your body will up the adrenaline to try to pull it from muscles. I def feel like my heart is beating hard and feel the adrenaline when I drink too much (for me over 2 glasses) and it keeps me up too.
As lovely as alcohol is, it really is a toxin so of course we feel side effects from it. Those that have to drink more to feel them are the lucky ones!