Remember those harsh mornings when our head seems heavier than a block of bricks and our mouths drier than the hottest day in the desert? Well, this is how a hangover can be defined. And it seems it has no cure, with all the water in the world. Yes, as we all know, water is believed to be the all-time cure for hangovers. But it isn’t.
Contrary to the highly popular belief that drinking lots of water helps in curing a potential hangover, a recent study suggests that this doesn’t help much in relieving hangovers or getting out those alcohol toxins from one’s body.
A new study has suggested that reducing alcohol consumption is the only manner in which hangovers or headaches can be relieved. Researchers have surveyed no less than 826 students on their drinking habits and analyzed the amount of alcohol they consumed, along with the severity of their hangovers. Researchers have also measured the level of alcohol in participants who experienced a hangover after drinking. People who experienced no side effect of a hard night out were also analyzed.
The analysis revealed that almost 79% of students who didn’t experience a hangover had a 0.10% alcohol content in their body. Out of these people, 54% have tried to stop it by eating food and almost two thirds tried to drink water in order to ease the side effects.
Although drinking water eases side effects of the hangover at a slight degree, there is no significant variation in easing hangover severity. So, party animals all over the world, if you experience a rough hangover after a wild night out, you should try find a balance and stop drinking that much.
Alcohol is known to dehydrate our bodies at a dramatic degree, reason why we feel the need to drink a lot of water. But water only refills the body with the drained resources, it doesn’t take that awful headache away at all. You will still experience nausea and you will still feel that the entire room swirls and the furniture plays tricks on your eyes.
The entire piece of research was presented at the annual congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology and the authors pointed out that more controlled trials are highly needed in order to understand hangovers, which have a debilitating effect on both souls and society. Hangovers make us miss work, keep us away from functioning at full power and provide sadness and depression. Now that we know water is not a cure for hangvers, we can start thinking about drinking less.
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