Thursday, March 13, 2008

Do You Get Insomnia From Wine?

Once in awhile if i've had more wine than I should have I wake up at 3-4 in the morning wide awake. This wine induced insomnia drives me crazy. Oddly I don't get insomnia from other drinks but with red wine I can almost predict it. I know i'm not alone because i've had my wife complain about this phenomenon as well. In doing some research it looks like it could be the sugar in the wine causing some energy late in the evening or just the brain waking up after the depressive effects of the alcohol wear off. Either way it's something to watch as I get older and value a good night sleep even more. So the next time you find yourself with insomnia it could just be the wine over dinner.