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A Dozen Common Hangover Myths! 🍸🍷🍻

posted in Health & Fitness
11/06/2013
  • Check out these 12 common hangover myths. They just might help you avoid one next time!
    Check out these 12 common hangover myths. They just might help you avoid one next time!
  • MYTH: Hangovers Are No Big Deal
FACT: Heavy drinking rocks the central nervous system. It tinkers with brain chemicals -- leading to headache, dizziness, and nausea -- and sends you running to the bathroom so often you become dehydrated. The morning-after price can include a pounding headache too
    MYTH: Hangovers Are No Big Deal
    FACT: Heavy drinking rocks the central nervous system. It tinkers with brain chemicals -- leading to headache, dizziness, and nausea -- and sends you running to the bathroom so often you become dehydrated. The morning-after price can include a pounding headache too
  • MYTH: Hangovers Are Gender-Blind
FACT: Don’t go crazy with free drinks on Ladies' Night. If a man and woman drink the same amount, the woman is more likely to feel the effects. That’s because men have a higher percentage of water in their bodies, which helps dilute the alcohol they drink.
    MYTH: Hangovers Are Gender-Blind
    FACT: Don’t go crazy with free drinks on Ladies' Night. If a man and woman drink the same amount, the woman is more likely to feel the effects. That’s because men have a higher percentage of water in their bodies, which helps dilute the alcohol they drink.
  • MYTH: Only Bingers Get Hangovers
FACT: You don't have to get wasted to pay a price the next morning. Just a couple of drinks can trigger a headache and other hangover symptoms for some people. Having water or a nonalcoholic drink between each beer or hard drink can help keep you hydrated!
    MYTH: Only Bingers Get Hangovers
    FACT: You don't have to get wasted to pay a price the next morning. Just a couple of drinks can trigger a headache and other hangover symptoms for some people. Having water or a nonalcoholic drink between each beer or hard drink can help keep you hydrated!
  • MYTH: Wine is the Gentlest Choice
FACT: Red wine contains tannins, compounds that are known to trigger headaches in some people. Malt liquors, like whiskey, also tend to cause more severe hangovers. If you're worried about how you'll feel in the morning, the gentlest choices are beer & clear liquors
    MYTH: Wine is the Gentlest Choice
    FACT: Red wine contains tannins, compounds that are known to trigger headaches in some people. Malt liquors, like whiskey, also tend to cause more severe hangovers. If you're worried about how you'll feel in the morning, the gentlest choices are beer & clear liquors
  • MYTH: Diet Cocktails Are a Safe Bet
FACT: Diet drinks may help if you're counting calories, but not if you're trying to avoid a hangover. Research suggests that having fruits, fruit juices, or other sugar-containing liquids can make for a less intense hangover.
    MYTH: Diet Cocktails Are a Safe Bet
    FACT: Diet drinks may help if you're counting calories, but not if you're trying to avoid a hangover. Research suggests that having fruits, fruit juices, or other sugar-containing liquids can make for a less intense hangover.
  • MYTH: Liquor Before Beer
FACT: It's the amount of alcohol you drink (not the order of your drinks) that matters most. Standard drinks -- a 12-ounce glass of beer, a 5-ounce glass of wine, or a 1.5-ounce "shot" of distilled spirits -- have about the same amount of alcohol. Don't be fooled by the size
    MYTH: Liquor Before Beer
    FACT: It's the amount of alcohol you drink (not the order of your drinks) that matters most. Standard drinks -- a 12-ounce glass of beer, a 5-ounce glass of wine, or a 1.5-ounce "shot" of distilled spirits -- have about the same amount of alcohol. Don't be fooled by the size
  • MYTH: Eat Pasta Before Bed
FACT: Wrong on two counts. First, eating at bedtime (after you're already drunk) is no help. Food has to be in your stomach before Happy Hour to have any impact. Second, although any food can slow down how fast your body absorbs alcohol, fat does it best. So go for steak!
    MYTH: Eat Pasta Before Bed
    FACT: Wrong on two counts. First, eating at bedtime (after you're already drunk) is no help. Food has to be in your stomach before Happy Hour to have any impact. Second, although any food can slow down how fast your body absorbs alcohol, fat does it best. So go for steak!
  • MYTH: Pop Pain Relievers Before Bed
FACT: Over-the-counter painkillers peak in about four hours, so a bedtime dose won’t help by the time you wake up. A better plan is to take the pills when you first wake up. Don’t take acetaminophen (Tylenol) after a night of drinking. The combination could hurt!
    MYTH: Pop Pain Relievers Before Bed
    FACT: Over-the-counter painkillers peak in about four hours, so a bedtime dose won’t help by the time you wake up. A better plan is to take the pills when you first wake up. Don’t take acetaminophen (Tylenol) after a night of drinking. The combination could hurt!
  • MYTH: Alcohol Helps You Sleep Well
FACT: Just the opposite. While a nightcap may help you doze off more quickly, it undermines the quality of your sleep. You don't spend as much time in all-important REM cycles and you tend to wake up too soon. If you've been drinking heavily, a hangover might strik
    MYTH: Alcohol Helps You Sleep Well
    FACT: Just the opposite. While a nightcap may help you doze off more quickly, it undermines the quality of your sleep. You don't spend as much time in all-important REM cycles and you tend to wake up too soon. If you've been drinking heavily, a hangover might strik
  • MYTH: Hair of the Dog
FACT: More alcohol in the morning does nothing but postpone a hangover. The worst symptoms hit when blood-alcohol levels drop to zero. If you have a screwdriver at breakfast, this moment will just come later in the day. If you find your not able to function, see your doctor.
    MYTH: Hair of the Dog
    FACT: More alcohol in the morning does nothing but postpone a hangover. The worst symptoms hit when blood-alcohol levels drop to zero. If you have a screwdriver at breakfast, this moment will just come later in the day. If you find your not able to function, see your doctor.
  • MYTH: Coffee Is the Cure
FACT: A lot of coffee leads to more dehydration and could make your hangover worse. After a night of drunkenness, it's best to avoid anything with caffeine. Instead, sip water and sports drinks to counter dehydration and replace lost electrolytes -especially if you threw up
    MYTH: Coffee Is the Cure
    FACT: A lot of coffee leads to more dehydration and could make your hangover worse. After a night of drunkenness, it's best to avoid anything with caffeine. Instead, sip water and sports drinks to counter dehydration and replace lost electrolytes -especially if you threw up
  • MYTH: Herbal Remedies Can Help
FACT: British researchers reviewed the studies on hangover pills, such as yeast and artichoke extract. They found no compelling evidence that they worked. Another British team found a supplement made from prickly pear cactus may reduce nausea and dry mouth from hangove
    MYTH: Herbal Remedies Can Help
    FACT: British researchers reviewed the studies on hangover pills, such as yeast and artichoke extract. They found no compelling evidence that they worked. Another British team found a supplement made from prickly pear cactus may reduce nausea and dry mouth from hangove
  • NO MYTH: Alcohol Poisoning
FACT: Alcohol poisoning is a life-threatening emergency. Symptoms include:

Confusion, stupor
Vomiting
Seizures
Slow, irregular breathing
Low body temperature, bluish skin
It's easy to blow off these symptoms as the price of partying hard, but be safe and get help!
    NO MYTH: Alcohol Poisoning
    FACT: Alcohol poisoning is a life-threatening emergency. Symptoms include:

    Confusion, stupor
    Vomiting
    Seizures
    Slow, irregular breathing
    Low body temperature, bluish skin
    It's easy to blow off these symptoms as the price of partying hard, but be safe and get help!
  • Thank you!! 💖😄✌️

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