Date PostedFebruary 20, 2019

Why Some People Suffer from Worse Anxiety after Drinking

Have you ever noticed how some people suffer from worse anxiety than others when they drink? Well researchers think they know why. Some people are more vulnerable to anxiety after drinking due to physiological factors.

According to Professor Nicole Lee from Curtin University’s National Drug Research Institute drinking disrupts the chemicals in the brain that control mood and sleep, as well as logical thinking.When we have a hangover our hormones and chemicals are still out of balance. The alcohol we consumed the night before gave us a rush of dopamine, the feel good neurotransmitter but the next day the opposite occurs and we feel anxious.

The professor says emotional centres of the brain need dopamine to stay even and the day after drinking our dopamine has been depleted, making us more emotional and anxious.To avoid the next day blues, drink moderately and alternate one alcoholic drink with one glass of water to avoid a hangover altogether.


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