EP 684: Reader’s Question – Why Does Drinking Alcohol Make Me Anxious?

EP 684 Transcript

Ever wake up after a night out feeling on edge, jittery, and maybe even a little panicky? You’re not alone! In this episode of This Naked Mind podcast, Annie Grace explores the surprising connection between alcohol and anxiety. We’ll answer the question “Why does drinking alcohol make me anxious?” and uncover the science behind that feeling of dread you might know all too well. We’ll also talk about how alcohol disrupts your sleep, throws your body’s chemistry off balance, and can even trigger panic attacks. Annie shares tips and techniques for managing anxiety, even if you’re not ready to give up alcohol completely. 

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Highlights of Why Does Drinking Alcohol Make Me Anxious?

Annie Grace shares science and her personal experiences related to alcohol and anxiety shedding light on topics like:

  • Why Does Drinking Alcohol Make Me Anxious?: Alcohol disrupts your body’s chemistry and can trigger anxiety, even days after you’ve stopped drinking.
  • How Do You Cure Hangxiety?: Feeling dreadful after a night out? That’s hangxiety, caused by physical and mental changes from alcohol. Mindfulness and lifestyle changes can help you manage it.
  • Panic Attacks and Alcohol: A Hidden Connection: Alcohol might seem relaxing, but for some, it can trigger panic attacks. Alcohol disrupts your body’s balance, leading to unexpected anxiety.
  • Cortisol and Anxiety: Finding Balance: Drinking throws your body off balance, causing a surge of cortisol (stress hormone) which can fuel anxiety. Understanding this reaction can help you feel better.

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