+
Beer, Cider, & Sake

Why now does drinking beer in the afternoon make me SO TIRED?

DeborahLynn | Sep 17, 201702:07 PM     2

I'm a female in my late 40's, and I've been consuming beer - moderately to seldom - for most of my adult life. In the past 10 years, I've become a BIG fan of hoppy, citrusy IPA's (mostly craft beers with higher ABV). I've had no problem downing a few of these types of beers for several years now, even while outdoors on sunny days in the hot summer heat - almost always only on the weekends or during vacation periods, and remaining alert and productive.

HOWEVER, for the past 2 years or so.... I now get SO TIRED and sleepy/sluggish after doing this, that I'm now considering completely stopping this occasional weekend practice because I become totally useless and an unproductive slug after I start getting even a slight buzz..... and all I feel like doing is napping! I've NEVER napped during the middle of the day, and I'm normally a relatively productive person on the weekends. I'd hate to give up my weekend treats of imbibing!

Anyone else experience this type of change? I know I'm aging now, but I'm not THAT old to feel like I need to nap after having just a couple of brews!

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Recommended from Chowhound

Trending Discussions

3

Rhubarb, but not dessert?

Updated 32 minutes ago 6 comments
5

April 2019 COTM Voting

Updated 12 hours ago 37 comments
11 Quick Meals from Store-Bought Rotisserie Chicken
Recipe Round-Ups

11 Quick Meals from Store-Bought Rotisserie Chicken

by Amy Sowder | Give yourself a break on your busy weeknights. It's alright to take a few shortcuts when making your...

15 Crowd-Pleasing Family Meals from the Slow Cooker
Latest

15 Crowd-Pleasing Family Meals from the Slow Cooker

by Susannah Chen | Even if you’re the world’s most avid home cook, let’s be honest: Between work, family commitments...

How to Eat So Well While Backpacking, It's Like You're Glamping
How To

How to Eat So Well While Backpacking, It's Like You're Glamping

by Amy Sowder | You're more hardcore than those sissy campers who require all the regular luxuries and a vehicle within...

11 Breakfast Recipes That Are Essentially Desserts
Food News

11 Breakfast Recipes That Are Essentially Desserts

by Joey Skladany | They say there's nothing like a well-balanced, nutritious breakfast to start your day. To which we...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

See what's new!

View latest discussions ›