Hangover may take more than a day, researchers say. And no, we're not just talking about those bad guys who, despite all the good means, would refuse to leave. Results published in the journal Addiction showed that cognitive impairments observed when individuals are drunk are still present the day after tomorrow, even if little or no alcohol is present. Therefore, activities such as driving after drinking must be avoided.
When thinking of a hangover, consider only the inconvenience of alcohol consumption. But the researchers say it is very important to understand that our brain takes much longer to recover from the effects of heavy drinking.
"We found that a hangover affected psychomotor speed, short- and long-term memory, and continued alertness, and impaired performance in these skills reflected lower concentration and concentration, decreased memory, and reduced reaction time on the day after an evening heavy drinking, "said lead author Craig Gunn of the British University of Bath.
"Our review also indicated limited and contradictory research into alcoholism and the need for future studies in the field," Gunn added.
The discoveries have been used by scientists to pinpoint the important implications of performing activities. Hangovers, including driving
It is always a good idea not to drive at all after the alcohol session. You can believe that there is no alcohol in your system and leave your keys after a short while of drinking. But that does not have to be true.
In addition, the researchers warn that although many workplaces have clear guidelines on alcohol intoxication at work, few cover the effects of alcohol the next day.
"Our results show that hangovers can have serious consequences for the performance of everyday activities such as driving and workplace skills such as concentration and memory," noted Sally Adams, a professor at the university.
When it comes to curing hangovers, almost everyone seems to have one or two tips. While some of them are effective, some of them are far from showing any results. Here are some of the best foods you could use to cure a hangover.
Lemons are acidic and tend to break down the alcohol and digest quickly. Press it into a warm glass of water and look at the results.
Alcohol can cause you to feel physically weak and eating bananas will get you back on the right track. Bananas can improve muscle function in the body by restoring potassium levels.
Honey can help you to spill out the remaining alcohol in the stomach as it is filled with lots of antioxidants and concentrated fructose. You can either eat it raw or combine it with toast. Tomato Juice
Alcohol tends to drain essential vitamins and minerals from the body. Tomato juice can restore these lost vitamins and minerals, making you feel less lethargic.
(With Inputs IANS)