|A hangover is a term used to describe the effects felt the morning after a night of excessive drinking. If you are guilty of consuming just a little too much the night before, then you will most likely wake up with a hangover.
Physical symptoms such as a pounding headache, queasy stomach, dry throat, redness of the eyes, thirst and fatigue are characteristic of a hangover. In addition, you may also experience a rapid heartbeat, tremors, muscle aches and sweating. Mental symptoms such as dizziness, depression, irritability and anxiety are also common.
It makes sense that a mood-altering substance, such as alcohol, will affect mood. Although it may feel like it alters your mood in a positive way at the time of consumption, the remnants of alcohol in your bloodstream and brain the next day affect your natural ‘feel good’ chemicals and cause mood disturbance.