I have occasional AF and each morning I review my hearts night time activity. I capture it on my Fitbit and review through the "Cardiogram" app. I do this to see if I had AF or spikes in my heart rate while I slept.
When I have woken with AF I can see a distinct likely start point.
However, the one thing that I have unintentionally but categorically learned multiple times over is that when I drink alcohol in the evening my heart rate is higher for the first few hours Im asleep. As my body sleeps and rids itself of the alcohol my heart rate comes back down to the resting levels I see when I do not drink alcohol. (I attach last nights screen shot to show what I mean)
This heightened pulse effect can be seen in my case even after a single beer.
To be clear, Im not saying Im seeing AF but I am definitely (in my case) seeing a higher pulse level than when I don't drink .
Im interested to know whether other people see this same impact on their pulse rate?
Best wishes to this lovely community