Many people rely on alcohol to help them cope with the stress of air travel however alcohol actually has a negative effect on your body when you fly.
Some of the effects include:
- Dizziness and tiredness – Due to the humidity on an aeroplane being very low (less than 20 per cent) we need to drink plenty of water. Add to that the fact that alcohol is a diuretic, it can dry the body out even more causing light-headedness and tiredness.
- Fluid Loss – According to the experts drinking before a flight is worse than drinking on a flight because as the diuretic effect of alcohol causes fluid loss, you’ll be starting your flight. This causes maximum impact.
- Bloating – The low cabin pressure can cause bloating and excessive stomach gas which is exacerbated by alcohol.