- Hangovers and substance abuse are two side effects of drinking you probably know about.
- But alcohol can do a wide range of weird things to your body.
- So, we’ve rounded up 12 strange side effects that some people experience when drinking.
You probably know that excessive drinking is unhealthy, but you might not know that even casual drinking can cause weird things to happen to your body. For instance, drinking can cause nightmares and make you sneezy.
In fact, alcohol can affect your body in several ways beyond hangovers. Let’s dig into the details of 12 weird things that drinking does to your body.
A Bad Night’s Sleep
While you might think a nightcap helps you fall asleep, experts say drinking can get in the way of a good night’s sleep. A study of more than 4,000 people found that even moderate drinking disrupts sleep quality, according to Eat This, Not That!
In the study, moderate drinking reduced sleep quality by 24-percent. Moderate drinking was defined as two drinks per day for men and one for women. And Queensland Health says alcohol disrupts REM sleep, which can cause vivid nightmares.