A hangover is the experience of various unpleasant physiological and psychological effects following the consumption of alcohol, such as wine, beer and distilled spirits.
A person with a hangover typically experiences a headache, feels sick, dizzy, sleepy, confused, and thirsty. Hangovers can occur at any time of day, but are usually more common in the morning directly after a night of heavy drinking.
The main cause of a hangover is ethanol – the alcohol in your drinks. It’s a toxic chemical that works in the body as a diuretic, which means it makes you pee more and you can become dehydrated as a result. Dehydration is one of the main causes of your hangover symptoms.
There are some ways to prevent hangovers, or at least make them significantly less severe.
- Avoid Drinks High in Congeners.
- Have a Drink the Morning After.
- Drink Plenty of Water.
- Get Enough Sleep.
- Eat a Hearty Breakfast.
- Consider Supplements.
- Drink in Moderation or Not at All.
NOTE.Hangovers can last up to 72 hours after drinking, but most are shorter in duration.It depends on how much was consumed, how dehydrated you became, nutritional status, ethnicity, gender, the state of your liver, medications, etc.