The Science Of Getting Drunk

The Science Of Getting Drunk Step 6

Two awful parts of drinking heavily are vomiting and the hangover. Thing is, one of those things can make you feel better while the other simply ruins an entire day. “A hangover is the result of a brain injury that was caused by the alcohol in your body,” Dr. Urschel says. “Alcohol stops the production of vasopressin, the hormone that promotes water absorption in the body. The body becomes dehydrated, which means it begins pulling water from the brain. The brain actually decreases in size and pulls on the membranes that bond it to your skull, which causes the painful headache of a hangover.”