I wonder if it's possible for beer to cause you to be sleepier than wine with the same amount of alcohol in it? And if so, what would be the cause?

  • An interesting question. I’m pretty sure the alcohol effects are the same, but usually a beer is more volume and makes you feel fuller.
    – Eric S
    Commented Jul 3, 2021 at 3:30

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There might me several effects that lead to beer being more sleep-inducing, but one of the most important seems to be: the hops.

Hops has a sedative effect and there are even papers on this topic, where non alcoholic beer is investigated for it's sleep enhancement effects.

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    Very interesting. I appreciate your use of “might” and “seems” as this is just one, small study.
    – Eric S
    Commented Jul 5, 2021 at 14:45

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