Do you ever wonder why you get hangovers? I know why I get hangovers. It’s usually because I made poor decisions that resulted in drinking enough to kill three horses. I think that everyone has a hangover story that somewhat relates to the movie, but what about those times that dramatic overconsumption isn’t the guilty culprit? Why do some people experience the gnarly hangover symptoms after only a few beverages? Does it matter what you drink? Thanks to Clarity Way! we can provide you with the science behind the much despised hangover.
What Is The Science Behind Your Hangover?
Liquor before beer, you’re in the clear… Yeah, Don’t believe it. The amount consumed still plays a huge role.
The Cost Of Hangovers:
That’s quite a bit of coin and a lot of drinks consumed per year.
$6.5 BILLION per year on hangover relief? I’m way behind the curve on this one. That’s insane.
How Different Kinds Of Alcohol Affect Your Hangover:
Small amounts of different poisons from different liquors, makes for a worse hangover.
So, it’s the congeners that make me feel like I’ve been pumped full of embalming fluid.
Light Colored Liquors:
They may produce tamer hangovers, but I’m still a sucker for the Jack and Jäger, no matter the severity of the consequences.
I think I owe someone an apology. I heard from a fellow drunk companion who had told me the bubbles get you drunk faster. I completely dismissed her statement with rolling eyes only to find out now, that there is actually science behind the bubbles theory.
The bubbles in beer speed up the absorption of alcohol. I always figured that filling your belly with the bubbles, then trying to maintain a steady pace with alcohol, just created turbulent waters. But once again, here’s the science behind the notions otherwise learned through experience.
This is what a hangover is like and below we will explain the science behind why it affects your body in such a way.
This is why good friends will always make sure you drink a glass of water before putting you to bed. That’s only part of the solution, though. And there’s not much you can do about your body’s spastic reaction to the sugars in alcohol and mixers.
Reduced ability to enter REM sleep and depletion of minerals that your body usually has in abundance, both contribute to the feeling that you’re dragging ass all day long.
Blame it on the Liver. If you punish your liver, it’s going to punish you back.
Poor Muscle Function:
Make sure that you’re not intending to be physically active at a hundred percent if you went out drinking the night before!
Yeah, you read that right. You poisoned yourself. I also think a contributing factor to the nausea might be the spinning room.
For those of you that are reading this for educational purposes and have never experienced a hangover, know this… You don’t get to pick and choose which symptoms you have or how long they’re going to torment you. Knowing what causes some of these ailments doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll be able to effective combat the resulting hangover. Alcohol is a strange drink that effects everyone differently as well as reacting differently to each event of consumption. That being said, drink responsibly. Hopefully a little science will go a long way in helping you understand the stresses that your body goes through when battling a gruesome hangover.