Hangovers, their causes, factors affecting duration, and cure are as yet only vaguely understood. Here’s a look at common symptoms of hangovers and likely cures.  Symptoms of a hangover include uneasiness, poor concentration, loss of sleep, lack of restful sleep, anxiety, moroseness, tiredness, headache, increased pulse rate, hypertension, poor behavior, queasiness, stomach ache, perspiration, tremors, and body ache.

What Causes a Hangover After Drinking

Even though humans have been experiencing hangovers ever since liquor was discovered, sciences is yet to understand why hangovers happen. A big reason for this is that not all drinkers experience hangovers. Many people are happily immune to hangovers and will wake up feeling fresh after a night of hard drinking. Researcher’s conjecture that hangovers are most likely caused by the alcohol’s immediate and delayed effects on the central nervous system.

Probable causes of hangovers include accumulation of acetaldehyde in the body. This chemical is released when the body breaks up alcohol. People who cannot quickly metabolize acetaldehyde are thought to experience hangovers. The diuretic properties of alcohol can lead to dehydration and consequently a hangover. Drug users and smokers may be more prone to hangovers. Alcohol irritates the stomach lining, damages the liver, and hampers intestinal functions – all considered as possible causes for hangovers. A family history of hangovers makes one a likely candidate. Dark-colored drinks, particularly those with traces of methanol, should be avoided because methanol and darkly colored alcoholic drinks like rum and red wine have been associated with the symptoms of hangovers. Feelings of negativity, stress, and anger make one vulnerable to hangovers. People with these personality traits are more likely to not only develop an addiction to alcohol but also get hangovers after drinking.

Alcohol disturbs normal sleep patterns, and deprives us of restful sleep that refreshes us. Even though it has a soporific effect on the body, the sleep is a fitful one and of shorter duration. With inveterate drinkers, hangovers are associated with withdrawals. The brain signals the need for alcohol so that it may function properly.

Given that there is no consensus in the scientific community as to what causes hangovers and the harm they can do, the best thing to do is avoid these. The best way to avoid hangovers is to stay away from drink. The severity of hangovers increases with the amount of alcohol consumed and the frequency of consumption. If you cannot stay away from alcohol, then you should seek help from de-addiction experts.

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