Being a mum can be tiring and challenging at times, so reaching for a wine at the end of the day can feel rewarding. But did you know that non alcoholic drinks reward you in more ways than one? It might be time to make the switch.
Drinking may help you fall asleep, but it doesn’t help you stay asleep. Heading to bed with alcohol in your system prevents your body from settling into restorative sleep – the sleep that (quite literally) dreams are made of.
Without restorative (REM) sleep, you wake feeing groggy, tired, and irritable. Your concentration levels decrease, and you’ve limited energy for playing with the kids. Swapping your nightly wine for a non alcoholic alternative can change that.
Indulging in a non-alcoholic wine before bed is the perfect way to relax and unwind before a good night’s sleep.
Sometimes drinking can make us feel frisky. But the earth doesn’t always move. Drinking reduces our testosterone levels which can decrease our libido and prevent us from orgasming.
The more we drink, the less we’re able to sense sexual stimulation to become and stay aroused. Doesn’t sound much fun, right?
In contrast, sober sex is amazing. Being present and sensing every single touch creates increased intimacy and pleasure. Every sensation is magnified. Nothing is anti-climatic.
Stay on track with health goals
It’s easy to fall off the health wagon after you’ve had a couple of drinks. Good intentions vanish as you wake up late with a throbbing head. Staying committed to your goals is easier if you switch up your drinks.
Alcoholic drinks are loaded with empty calories and slow down our metabolism, which causes weight gain. In contract, many zero alcohol drinks, such as a non-alcoholic sparkling wine are low in both calories and sugar offering all the taste without the growing waist.
Drinking can affect your dedication and enthusiasm for exercise. But waking up fresh after a night of sipping non alcoholic wine means you’ll have more energy to burn through the day.
Alcohol can boost your mood temporarily. But after too many drinks or as the alcohol leaves your system, things aren’t so rosy. Alcohol’s depressant effect causes a rollercoaster of emotions, most commonly sadness and anxiety.
To boost your mood permanently, moderate your drinking or try swapping your usual tipple for a non alcoholic alternative. You’ll feel the benefits immediately.
In fact, one study suggests that people — especially women — who give up alcohol can experience better mental health and reach levels of well-being almost on a par with those of lifelong abstainers.
One of the first things I noticed when I quit drinking was my improved energy levels. I was sleeping better and waking up fresher. I was more motivated to get up and exercise and get things happening.
Now I pour my energy into maintaining a healthier lifestyle and mixing up the perfect non alcoholic cocktails – I’m currently obsessed with gin mocktails!
The benefits of switching to alcohol free drinks don’t stop there. People have also noticed improvement in their skin, their smile, and their self-esteem. Drinking has never felt or looked so good.
Irene Falcone is the founder of Sans Drinks, Australia’s number 1 non-alcoholic bottle shop.
Bio: Irene Falcone is on a mission to change the way Australian’s drink. Founder of Sans Drinks, Australia’s first physical alc-free bottle shop, and online superstore. Irene is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur described by Channel 7 as “the biggest disrupter of the liquor industry since prohibition.”
With a unique understanding of the alcohol-free drinks market, including robust customer data insights into drinking trends and a detailed knowledge of over 500 products, Irene is passionate about making alcohol-free drinks fun, sexy and part of everyday mindful drinking.