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I am having nightmares. Is alcohol to blame?
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Try experiment...
Alcohol could definitely contribute to nightmares.
Try stopping alcohol intake and see if nightmares go away or lessen. That being said, if you are a very heavy, chronic user of alcohol, do not abruptly stop your alcohol intake. It could be dangerous. If you fall into this category, seek help.

In brief: Try experiment...
Alcohol could definitely contribute to nightmares.
Try stopping alcohol intake and see if nightmares go away or lessen. That being said, if you are a very heavy, chronic user of alcohol, do not abruptly stop your alcohol intake. It could be dangerous. If you fall into this category, seek help.
Dr. Scott Diede
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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Alcohol side effects
Alcohol is a drug with many side effects.
At low doses it causes sedation, dizziness, and can have withdrawal at night leading to waking up in the middle of the night with bad dreams. This is a relase of the dream suppression that occurs while under the influence. Higher doses can cause blackouts, tremors, liver disease and eventual death. Use with caution.

In brief: Alcohol side effects
Alcohol is a drug with many side effects.
At low doses it causes sedation, dizziness, and can have withdrawal at night leading to waking up in the middle of the night with bad dreams. This is a relase of the dream suppression that occurs while under the influence. Higher doses can cause blackouts, tremors, liver disease and eventual death. Use with caution.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Maybe
Any chemicals including some meds may lead 2 vivid nightmares.

In brief: Maybe
Any chemicals including some meds may lead 2 vivid nightmares.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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