The Mystery Behind Hangovers

11272916-orange-retro-drink-with-fruit-vector-cartoon-illustration.jpgAssuming almost every one in the class is under the age of 21 this blog may not apply to you. Then again we all do go to Penn State so we may or may not have encountered some beverages containing alcohol. Say you did happen to have a drink or two and you woke up the next morning asking yourself when in the world did I get hit by a bus last night? The alcohol is the first one to take the blame but in reality, it is not just the booze you drank the night before.In an article about Alcoholism on, the is more to a hangover than just the alcohol. It can can gastrointestinal disturbances by rubbing up against the lining of your stomach which can cause abdominal pain as well as nausea or vomiting. It can also cause low blood sugar since it's taking already made glucose in your liver which may make you one moody person the next day from the lack of blood sugar in your body. hung-over.jpg

Then there is the sleep aspect of it. When you're constantly getting up to pee or keep waking up in the middle of the night can play a huge part in a hang over. Not getting enough sleep obviously can cause headaches as well as just being extremely tired in general. Some possible things to do to prevent hang overs is drink two bottles of water before you go to bed to try and flush out some of that alcohol with some quality H2O. So next time you go out and rage like a mad person and live for the moment, try and give yourself an idea of what you may feel like the next day and how you can prevent it. In other words, go out and have a fun time but just remember to try and avoid getting hit by that bus before you go to sleep.


It's interesting to think about what you can do to prevent hangovers, besides avoiding alcohol obviously. I've always wondered whether the so called hangover "cures" actually work. I've heard all kinds of things, from coffee, water and bloody marys, to really weird and unexpected things like greasy food and sex. In reality, I don't think many of these things actually work, but it's probably something most of the student body would love to learn more about.

Hangovers are obviously very common on a college campus. There are so many myths about how to cure hangovers or how to prevent them in the first place. I was wondering if there was anything besides water and sufficient sleep that would prevent a hangover. Also, if there is a specific meal in the morning that would get rid of a current hangover.

There really is no cure for a hangover or drunkenness in general except time. Something tells me that similar body functions will cause problem for those that have energy drinks on a regular basis.

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