Hangover Impairs Judgment in Young Adults

I found this interesting article about how, even after the alcohol is out of a one’s system, it still causes impairment.  The study was done in a test facility with young adults between the ages of 21 and 33 (most likely age to overindulge) and was done with alcohol and placebos.  The researchers determined blood alcohol levels, sleep patterns, and the ability to think quickly over a long period of time.

Researchers have long known the relationship between alcohol and poor sleep.  Although many people think that alcohol helps them fall asleep faster and sleep better, it actually causes people to sleep more poorly than they would without alcohol.  When working on improving one’s sleep, one of the most important sleep tips is too avoid alcohol.

This carefully designed and implemented study gives us yet another reason to avoid overindulging in alcohol, something that many people forget during the holiday party season.  Want to sleep well and perform better the next day?  Then skip the alcohol.

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To read this article in its entirety, go to http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory?id=9375917