Awww yes, the 3am beat down. I thought I was suffering panic attacks. I told my friends I had insomnia. I told my husband I had nightmares. Nope. It was the alcohol I was feeding my body every night and my bodies natural response to it.
To counteract the depressant drug, your body releases a load of cortisol into your system to try and regain homeostasis (normalcy). Cortisol is also known as the stress hormone. That rush of adrenaline you get in a flight or fight situation? That’s cortisol.
The flood of cortisol into my system is what woke me up almost every single night toward the end of my drinking. I would spend a good 1-2 hours trying to calm myself down while I crucified myself over my past failures and regrets.
Now that I am alcohol-free? No alcohol?
That’s right, No 2:30 wake up calls. None. I sleep through the night. This was one of the immediate changes that I noticed when I stopped drinking.
Another reason I am never going back. No poison for me, thanks! ❤️