You have no idea how much I hate to admit what I’m about to tell you. If you know me or have read my blog for any length of time, then you also know how much I love red wine. Not white wine. Red wine. Deep, dark, dry, red wine. In fact, the dryer, the better.
I’m not a drinker of anything else. The occasional Margarita (though they give me headaches) and maybe a Bloody Mary every now then. (They are so yum, by the way) But, it’s rare, very rare that I drink anything but red wine.
I’ve been savoring red wines for the better part of thirty years now and don’t think I’ll ever be able to fully express just how much I love it. But then, maybe I just did.
But, what I wanted to tell you is that I haven’t had any red wine for the better part of two weeks now and I noticed two very important things:
- I haven’t been experiencing hot flashes. Not during the day and especially not at night.
- I’ve been sleeping very well.
I have known that red wine can trigger hot flashes for many women and I’ve also known that alcohol interferes with good sleep rhythms. But, until the last two weeks, I’ve never noticed such a significant difference in how I feel (hot flashes and sleep in particular) and felt I should share with you all.
If like me, you are a lover of red wine and are suffering with hot flashes and night sweats and not sleeping well. Do yourself a favor and conduct an experiment. Stop drinking red wine for a couple of weeks and see if you do not notice a significant drop in hot flashes and night sweats and that you actually sleep better.