You are probably waking up after a night of heavy drinking as bullshit, but sometimes the consequences leave you with more than a headache and a thirst for greasy food.
Although people usually drink alcohol to raise their mood, excessive drinking may leave you under strain, worry or suffering from guilt, an experience called casualty.
Not surprisingly, sometimes anxiety is fed by too much alcohol. How many times have you woken up wondering if you said – or did – something offensive?
Clinical psychologist Moe Gelbart, Ph.D., and executive director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program at the Torrance Medical Center in California, says the worry about stupid behavior is common.
"There is a lot of behavior that makes a person feel low and strange and sometimes anxious," he says. "They start to feel out of control." What did I actually do? "
It is important to remember that alcohol is not easy to treat your body, which means you will naturally feel tired after heavy drinking. Tolerance levels vary, but Gelbart says four alcoholic beverages per session are potentially harmful to everyone. And when we talk about anxiety, it is important to note that this usually does not happen after just one drink.
"Alcohol is a physiological attack on your body," he says Men's health"It's like a beating inside.
This explains why you promise never to drink again after you bear the consequences of ordering the fourth beer. Of course, you feel great while drinking, but it changes when the hangover occurs.
"You're starting to feel unhappy," says Gelbart.
Although people believe that alcohol helps them sleep, research shows the opposite.
Your entire sleep cycle is subtracted from four beverages, according to a review of the 2013 research published in the magazine Alcoholism: Clinical and experimental studies. Scientists have found that people who drink at least four beers have had fewer dreams and have been awake for longer periods of time.
"Sleep is an important part of recharging," said Gelbart. – It restores you.
Last year, researchers found that anxiety increased by 30% in people deprived of sleep, Popular science The reported.
"Loss of sleep causes the same brain mechanisms that make us anxious, from the very beginning – regions that support emotional processing, as well as regions that support emotional regulation," Eti Ben-Simon, co-author and researcher at the Department of Neurology of the University of California at Berkeley told the magazine.
Apart from ruining the sleep, alcohol also pollutes your brain.
Researchers know that drinking affects neurotransmitters or chemical messengers that regulate mood and behavior. Dr Aparna Ayer, a psychiatrist and assistant at the Southwestern Medical Center of the University of Texas, explained SELF that paraCochol binds to the GABA receptors in your brain. This initially makes you feel good, but the effect does not last.
"People who already have an already existing anxiety disorder, albeit small, and something that is at the root of anything that has calmed down by drinking alcohol can come back with full force or even worse," he said she's the magazine.
You may want to ask the reason for your drinking, because the main problems cause concern.
"Not all who drink hard are depressed then," said Dr. Lance Dodes, a PhD student, and a trainer and supervising honorary analyst at Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. – I think it depends on why people drink.
People who turn to alcohol when they are unhappy will still be upset when the alcohol disappears.
"Drinking to deal with your problems is like taking your credit card bills and putting them in a crusher to handle your debts," says Gelbart. "They're just going for a moment.
He recommends checking how often you suffer from negative consequences due to drinking. You may want to seek medical attention if you are constantly battling after drinking beer. For more information about the treatment options in your area, visit the National Institutes of Health.