Recognising the Symptoms of a Hangover

Source : Annie Mole

Everyone who has over indulged knows the feeling of dizziness, thirst and headaches experienced the next day. Although hangovers are common in the morning they can occur at any time of the day or night. Depression is also a sign of a hangover, even though most people think it is just related to the physical feeling of sickness that they feel depressed but alcohol is a stimulant and as the person comes down off the stimulant they begin to feel depressed.

How bad the hangover is and how long it lasts is related to how much alcohol is consumed and whether the person has had enough water and rest. Dehydration, caused by the alcohol, can make the effects of the hangover even worse.


Normally the hangover will subside within 24 hours but this is not always the case.


Symptoms are not pleasant and include unquenchable thirst, headache, bloodshot eyes and even nausea. In some cases people suffering from a hangover can include anxiety, aching muscles, diarrhoea, dizziness and an accelerated heart rate. Vomiting is a common hangover effect and can last several hours.

Hangovers are definitely something you want to avoid. The only way to do this for sure is to drink responsibly and in moderation to save yourself from the unnecessary, self-induced sickness of a hangover.