A night of drinking can throw your system off balance. It will cause a slew of symptoms that will compromise your physical and mental state.
Every person experiences drunkenness differently. Others have it for the long haul, while others can shake it off with a good snack.
Also, just because you don’t sway while walking doesn’t mean you’re not physiologically drunk.
Drunkenness is measured by your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). This pertains to the alcohol content compared to the water in your blood.
If you have a BAC of at least .08 grams per deciliter (dL), you are considered drunk.
Generally, most people will experience the following drunk symptoms after a binge drinking session:
- Slurred speech
- Impaired judgment
- Balance problems
- Poor concentration
- Lack of alertness
These are the immediate effects of alcohol consumption, but the worse is yet to come. When you wake up the following day, you’ll have to deal with the much-dreaded scenario: a hangover.
Hangover symptoms include headaches, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, and sensitivity to light and sound. In most cases, hangovers can last 24 hours, but they can also stretch for 3 days.
But how do hangovers happen? Once alcohol is absorbed into your body, it will cause your blood sugar and blood pressure will fluctuate.
Alcohol is also diuretic, which means you’ll urinate more and lose lots of fluids. You also lose nutrients and electrolytes in the process.
All of these drastic activities in your body will trigger physical symptoms. Depending on the amount you drink, you may stay drunk the morning after.