Bearing that in mind, having a drink every now and then can be really enjoyable, and the good news is, certain drinks will help to minimise hangover anxiety. Hyperactive nervous system — To fight off the sedative effect of the alcohol, the body goes into a hyperactive state.
Lindsay Henderson, PsyD, a psychologist who treats patients virtually via telehealth app, LiveHealth Online , and she explained why a fun night out can turn into a mess of nerves, worry , and stress once your buzz wears off and you're fighting those post-drinking blues.
Henderson offered a few helpful tips for handling these post-drinking waves of anxiety.
Drinking fluids may help with the morning-after misery from getting drunk. Sometimes, systolic the upper number blood pressure goes up, the heart beats faster than normal, and sweat glands overproduce — evidence that the "fight or flight" response is revved up. But it's this same effect that can cause anxiety to spike.
Refinery29 is proud to team up with AARP to bring you honest, intimate stories that aim to uncover all the unique experiences. The main form of alcohol in alcoholic beverages is ethanol, but the darker liquors contain chemically related compounds congeners , including methanol. Henderson said alcohol can cause "dehydration and a drop in blood sugar, both of which have distinct physical symptoms that include dizziness, nausea, fatigue, muscle weakness, shaking, numbness, racing heart, and confusion.
If you do find yourself in the midst of hangover anxiety, Dr. When in doubt, consult an expert. Inability to focus — Heavy drinking can cause the head to feel fuzzy the next day. Ever heard the saying " gin makes you cry "?
If any form of drinking is leading to anxiety then take a break full stop! Yet there's also seemingly contradictory research showing that people with a family history of alcoholism have worse hangovers.
Low alcohol content is generally considered as having an ABV of 0. Studies looking at the potention health benefits of ginkgo have shown conflicting results. When your body says, "sleep," but your anxiety says, "not until you finish this project," sometimes your mind gets the best of you.
Lastly, she suggests, "If nothing else, distract yourself with television or reading until the acute anxiety feelings, and the hangover, subside. Vitamin B6. Komaroff, M.
Perhaps the brain reacts similarly as blood alcohol levels begin to drop. Ginkgo biloba: In short, the results are mixed. In focus Wellbeing Supporting yourself Supporting others.