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Apr 2017

How Fast can Alcohol Age You?

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Drinking alcohol hinders the production of vasopressin hormone which is an anti diuretic hormone, and in turn makes your kidney function twice as hard to remove excess water from one’s system and organs leaving them dehydrated. Alcohol consumption makes one want to urinate more frequently which robs your body of fluids. People tend to feel parched after consumption of alcohol although they are hardly aware of the fact that due to alcohol consumption the skin which is the largest organ is left dry from inside. Inadequate internal hydration due to alcohol causes wrinkles to appear earlier than normal, cause’s fine lines and hair becomes dry and brittle. More than appearing older Alcohol disrupts the nutrient levels in your body. Vitamin A plays a significant role in the production of collagen that prevents aging is reduced in one’s system due to excessive alcohol consumption.

When measures of collagen reduce in your body, you lose malleability of your skin. Collagen and malleability are what keeps your skin supple, tight and looking youthful. By drinking alcohol in abundance, you really accelerate the maturing procedure since you are already losing collagen and flexibility as you age. At present the facial skin is already so sensitive when compared to other areas of the body. We are continually exposed to the sun, pollution, smoke etc. The more you drink the quicker one ages.  Alcohol consumption also causes Zinc deficiency which leads to the loss of hair.

Liquor is famous for making your face seem red. This skin disease is called Rosasea. Liquor goes about as a vasodilator, broadening blood vessels, which is the reason behind the redness. While this redness (and once in a while puffiness) will reduce as one stop drinking, but perpetual red, spidery veins can show up all over, mostly your face around the apples of your cheeks, because of the over-consumption of liquor. As though lines and wrinkles aren’t sufficient, this is simply one more obvious hindrance to maturing well.

Alcohol causes bloating which automatically makes one look older than his real age. Alcohol doesn’t simply give a “beer belly” and stay restricted to the stomach area; it tends to bloat up one’s face as well. Due to the lack of fluids and electrolytes in one’s body cause of heavy drinking, the body tends to store water which in turn causes the tissues to swell, this causes the bloating appearance.

Excessive drinking can also be a reason for blindness which is called alcoholic optic neuritis. Alcohol robs the body of basic nutrients which impairs eyesight and overtime it results to blindness.

Alcohol as we all know isn’t just detrimental to the appearance of a person. According to a study published in August 2010 in the journal, “Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research,” it showed that the mortality rate of alcoholics varies between the ages of 55 and 65.

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Apr 2017

How Supportive Parenting Can Prevent Underage Drinking

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Parenting styles may impact whether their kids pursue their recommendation with respect to drinking liquor. Each parent is one of a kind;however, the approach each parent takes to connect with his or her youngsters can be different. Most parents show an authoritarian personality and exercise control and discipline with hardly any room for warmth and understanding, this form f parenting would never be able to help a child. The other type of parents are lenient and extremely tolerant, which in return is equally bad because these type of parents tend to let go of every fault of the child in return encourages them to do what they deem fit.

Grown-ups play an essential part in prohibiting kids from drinking.There has been research which shows that guardians who believe in setting up an affectionate and supportive surrounding for their kids will curtail the risk or chance of their children being exposed to drinking at a young age. Parents may also practice a habit to educate their children about alcohol prevention and create an open environment for them where they can feel comfortable to discuss any issues regarding alcohol consumption and prevention.

Guardians have an influence on when their youngsters start drinking and additionally how they drink. Family strategies about adolescent drinking at home and the way guardians themselves drink are critical. For example, if a parent decides to constantly drink he/she should demonstrate healthy alcohol consumption in front of their children. Guardians can do the following things to minimize or prevent their adolescent from drinking.

  • Parents should practice the habit of talking in appropriate ways with their adolescent about alcohol consumption. Youngsters who are aware of their parent’sopinion in regards to them drinking alcohol are expected to be more disciplines in regards to alcohol consumption.
  • Parents should formulate an approach very early and should consistently set expectations and enforce rules.
  • It is pivotal to be a part of an adolescent’s life; a parent should communicate with other parents to know about the whereabouts of their youngsters and what activities they are involved in to ensure they are safe and are not indulging in alcohol consumption.
  • Guardians should take initiatives and promote awareness regarding underage alcohol consumption in the community one lives in.

During the adolescent years children tend to be inclined toward rebelling and resisting, in such an environment they tend to go out of their way to disobey their parents and get into habits of underage drinking. It is critical to maintain an open and respectful communication between the adolescent and the adults, where the adults can explain the boundaries and expectations and alter their children’s decisions during their adolescent years. This would shape a child and would determine how the kids would grow up to be and how they would drink. It is vital for a parent to understand why the adolescent drinks, what effect it has on their brain and body, the difficulties of addiction. Hence parents should become a positive role model for their youngsters and guide them in the right direction.

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Apr 2017

Why Your Child is Drinking?

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Youngsters are predictably at a higher risk of getting into the habit of drinking for numerous reasons, the most extrusive of them being the following:


Youngsters in their adolescence are captivated by the idea of taking risk and are drawn towards the concept of uncertainty, although their assessment of risk is far from being accurate. Teenagers are tackling with a couple of developments to the brain during adolescence.

  • Adolescence switches on ability with regards to compelling feelings, spontaneity and a requirement for sensation. It’s the reason they’ll go out on a limb regardless of any factor and even when they ‘know better’. Learning about smoking or drinking may not stop them from attempting because the sensation-seeking portion of their mind overwhelms sense.
  • The advancement of the reasoning part of the brain that evaluates dangers, prepares, sees outcomes and administers self-discipline is not completely created until 16 or 17 years of age and afterwards it requires improvement and tweaking till their 20’s. That is the reason they require adults to help them until they develop into their capacity to be sensible.

The probability of youngsters drinking liquor consistently accelerates with age. In the most recent national survey it has been found out that the extent of undergraduates who had been intoxicated in most of the recent week were generally low among 11 to 13 year olds (from 1% of 11 year olds to 4% of 13 year olds), however elevated largely from there on: 11% of 14 year olds and 22% of 15 year olds.

They Repeat The Habits Of Adults

As kids a large number of the toys they played with were things that emulated from what they saw their mum and father do – shopping, cooking or cleaning, feeding dolls or repairing cars. As they grow older, they observe when their parents are back from work that they often reach out for a bottle of alcohol and sit with a glass of drink. The kids then start believing that liquor is by one means or another, an important part of life. It’s vital to understand that children don’t do what you say, they do what you do.

They See Other People

Young kids are influenced by watching people around them ingesting various substances. They see their parents and other grown-ups drinking liquor, smoking cigarettes and every now and then trying out contraband substances. Similarly, an adolescent’s social scene frequently orbits around drinking and smoking. Once in a while companions ask each other to have a drink, yet its similarly as normal for undergraduates to begin attempting drinking since it’s promptly accessible and they see every one of their companions enjoying it. In their psyches, they see alcohol consumption as a part of teenage life.

The Influence Of Media

Forty-five percent of undergraduates concur with the fact that: The music that teenagers hear makes them believe drinking is cool. And 45 percent of adolescents concur with the statement that “Movies and TV shows show alcohol consumption making it appear normal”.

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Apr 2017

State Wise Alcohol Consumption

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One must have noticed a sudden spike in the number of calls for prohibition in the states, especially those up north, as more and more states seem to grapple with problems related to alcoholism and deaths from spurious alcohol consumption, Bihar was one of the first states to implement this ban on alcohol in a long time, adding it to the list that includes Gujarat, the birthplace of the father of our nation. Kerala has also refused to renew licenses for bars after 2014. But do these moves necessarily reflect the numbers and statistics? Let us try and shed some light on the actual figures that show us which states like their liquor the most.

To start off, it has been assessed by the World Health Organisation that an individual consumes about 6.2 litres of alcohol per year. Compared to the world average, the average Indian consumes about 4.3 litres of alcohol per year. This figure shoots up for rural areas, where an average individual consumes about 11.4 litres of alcohol in any form, per year. Moreover, about a third of India’s population consumes alcohol on a regular basis and 11% of the total number of Indians are moderate or heavy drinkers.

Now let us move to state wise consumption of alcohol, measured in consumption per capita, per week in millilitres. For Toddy and country liquor, Andhra Pradesh and Telengana have the highest levels of consumption which drops to the lowest levels in states like Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Gujarat (for obvious reasons). The consumption in these states are as low as 100 ml per capita per week. Levels of Toddy consumption have seen a sharp decline in the northern state of Bihar as well, which still ranks in the medium to average range (101 – 500 ml. per capita per week).

Moving on to Beer, imported wine and imported alcohol varieties, we see that Andhra Pradeshand Telangana still consume more than 300 ml. per capita, making those states the highest consumers in this category. Himachal Pradesh shows a sudden spike (101- 300 ml), and so do the north eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram and the islands of Andaman and Nicobar (>300 ml). Goa too, sees a high trend in this category, with the average between 101 and 300 ml per capita per week. The rest of the country remains quite conservative in their consumption trends of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) varieties.

Overall, it has been observed that the Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Daman and Diu, Sikkim and Pondicherry are among the highest consumers of spirits and alcohol varieties in India.

Now one of the reasons why there have been greater number of calls for bans on alcohol in certain areas is due to the fact that these regions suffer from chronic alcoholism and resultant poverty. The regular consumption of any variety of alcohol and especially country made liquor has also been found to be inversely proportional to family income, thus providing further evidence for this trend. Consumption of local brews and toddy is one of the major reasons for deaths in alcohol related incidents. In recent years, in 2009, about 136 people were killed in one single incident. In January 2015, in a village in eastern Maharashtra, 94 people lost their lives due to hooch liquor contamination and resulting toxicity. The states that have prohibition in place presently are:

Nagaland (since 1989), Manipur (since 1991, except the hill districts), Kerala (2014), Gujarat and Lakshadweep (on all islands except Bangaram).

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Mar 2017

Drinking Etiquettes

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While drinking can be fun, it is worthwhile knowing that it is not an unrestrained activity-rather should not be. There are certain drinking etiquettes that one should follow while drinking in a company of people, at a public place. Sitting alone, in one’s private space is perhaps the only time you could let it go. But for most of us, drinking is a collective activity—catching up with friends, night out with partner or a more formal business meeting.

Here are a few drinking etiquettes you should stick to at all times. Have a look:

  1. Find the right place: Drinking can serve different purpose for different people. If you want to have a serious conversation with your friend or your business partner, you should stay away from a crowded bar (brimming with energy) on a Friday evening. Something more mature might be the place for you. Likewise, if you have fun, dance and get wasted don’t go to a five-star hotel with a posh bar with a different crowd. You will clearly be the misfit.
  2. Don’t act like a child: Stealing garnishes from your drinks shows poorly. They are behind the bar for a reason. You can politely ask the bartender for another helping. That would indeed be appreciated rather than sneaking to the counter and barging your way in.
  3. Be sure what you want: Don’t go all blank or too cool while ordering. It just leaves scope for conflict later. You can ask questions (not too many, of course) about your drinks but know it before you order. This way, you and the bartender both are on same page. Happy hours, for both (not literally).
  4. Don’t pass out in a bar: Compulsive drinkers alert: please don’t pass out in the bar. It is a pain for the bar managers. Likewise, don’t act like an addict—don’t insist on ordering “one last drink” multiple times. All bars have time restrictions and you should abide by that.
  5. Mind your manners: Snapping your fingers, whistling to the bartender or being unnecessarily rude are all clear signs that show bad manners. These will straightaway mark you as rude, ill-mannered, and pompous and the likes. What is worst? You might be ignored purposely by the bartender. So, in the best interest of your planned evening, we suggest you to be polite and mindful.
  6. Don’t take ages to order: You have called the bartender and you are with a group of friends—does it mean you will take forever to order, making him/her wait till posterity? Certainly not. That is not what drinking etiquettes say. You must have all the order perfectly sorted before you call the bartender. This saves time and leaves a good impression. Not much work, is it?
  7. Be generous in tipping: By the rule of thumb, you should shell out 15-20% of the bill. More, if you want to become a regular customer and avail premium service. Acting miserly in a bar is not a good sign to say the least.
  8. Interacting with others: Bars are social places but that doesn’t mean you have the liberty to force yourself on others. Small talk is good but don’t push yourself on someone if they are unwelcoming. This holds true particularly if you are interacting with the opposite gender.
  9. Steer clear of arguments: Any dispute or confusion can be sorted out quietly. Raising your voice is not the solution. It is like a chink in the armour and grabs unnecessary attention.
  10. Don’t gulp it down at once: Take sips, make conversation, and enjoy the time!

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Mar 2017

How Excessive Drinking Could Ruin Your Holi?

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Holi is around the corner and so would be your Holi plans. We thought it would be the perfect time to alert you about the harms of binge-drinking. Accept it or not, Holi is considered a perfect occasion to indulge in binge-drinking. The vibe of the festival, the age-old traditions, the association of Shiva, bhang –are all perfect excuses to indulge in drinking. While a little buzz is good to enjoy the festival, participate in the revelries and shake a leg, excessive drinking can certainly ruin your Holi.

It is no-brainer and not a sudden discovery that drinking excessively is bad for the health, but you should certainly not let binge-drinking ruin the festival. On the surface, it is not just about you but also about family members and friends around you. Drunkenness can be a cause of embarrassment because in that state of mind you are more prone to doing things that you would not be caught dead doing. Besides, it can easily plug the loop on the festivities, creating a less than a desirable situation. And this is not all. There are other reasons as well which would certainly prompt you to draw a line.

Here’s why:

  1. Drinking and Driving: Holi is a festival that involves some travelling. You may have back-to-back functions or Holi parties to attend which also involves driving. Now, drinking and driving are long-term rivals and cannot co-exist. The high of bhang and excessive drinks can ruin the festival by exposing you to the perils of excessive drinking—would you want to find yourself amidst an accident on Holi? Answer for yourself!
  2. Stop after three drinks: This is the rule of thumb when it comes to most things but particularly to drinking. When you realize that you have had three drinks, take a break, munch on the sumptuous snacks and enjoy in other ways. This way drinks would not get the better of you and you would have ample time and energy to enjoy the festival to the fullest.
  3. Sweeteners and Alcohol Don’t Go Together: Holi is synonymous with gujiya, maal-pua, and other sweets. On the other hand, it is a universally acknowledged fact that drinks and sweets don’t go together. And in times of festivities, it gets difficult to keep a tab on the sweets. So, if you go on binge-drinking, without keeping a tab on sweets, chances are high that you will ruin your Holi.
  4. Drain you out of energy: As the tradition goes, after playing colours, people plan holi-milans and other get-togethers and binge-drinking through the day can totally exhaust you of all the energy you have. You will not just feel tired but will also not have energy to go any party. You would certainly not want to have a bad hangover and stay away from your friends and family during the festivities. It is in the best interest of everyone (including you of course) to watch your drinks!
  5. Long-term health effects: We often feel what would one day of carnivalesque behaviour do to us? It is festival time and we surely can go overboard with the drinking! But there is only so much that your body can take. One day of excessive drinking has negative impacts on the body. It can severely impact your liver and affect your cholesterol and blood sugar levels and we are not even getting into the hangover bit already. And as they say, prevention is the best cure. So refrain from going overboard to enjoy to the fullest and make Holi memories!

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Mar 2017

How Drinking Affects You Emotionally?

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The most shared and prevalent forms of addiction in society today remains to be Alcoholism. While working professionals resort to drinking alcohol with friends or family over weekends or during festive occasions and even celebrations, there are those who find solace in drinking alone. However, some veterans are passionate about their alcohol, especially when it comes to scotch whisky or wine.

Addiction of alcohol altogether takes a different, more monstrous form where capable individuals start to lose themselves in their desire to drink in excess. The effect is not just harmful to the person addicted but also largely takes down other people attached to him/her, including those who care. These are your friends, family members and colleagues.

Heavy Drinking Causes Depression

While there are people who love their shot of a smooth single malt whisky after dinner time, certain individuals also turn to consuming alcohol as a result of stress or depression. Alcohol primarily acts as a central nervous system depressant. While it gives you a quick gain of euphoria, it is soon lost when the alcohol takes further effects. Critical addiction to alcohol gives rise to a mixed feeling of guilt and shrouded judgment both emotional and mental.

Eventual Loss Of Memory

Chronic alcoholism eventually results in the destruction of brain cells, circuits firing in all wrong sequences or direction, and broken synapses. Even when you achieve sobriety, the effects last. Alcohol causes massive dehydration in the body that works in denigrating brain functions. The effects of which could range from the shorter span of memory slips to permanent debilitation that will require external supervision or care. Studies done in the past have extensively shown how significantly the brain shrinks to cause permanent memory loss. The effects were seen in the frontal lobe associated with memory and learning.

Drinking Increases Anxiety

Grabbing for a glass of wine might prove to be a relaxed after a hard day’s work. Excessively indulging in bottles will cause inhibitions and anxiety in the longer run. Heavy drinking is known to interfere with neurotransmitters that exist in our brain. The neurotransmitters are very much responsible for good health. You might ignore the effects, but alcohol narrows our perception to a great extent causing blurring interpretations.

Consumption Of Alcohol: Linked To Self-Harm And Psychosis

Impulsive behaviour is the direct result of alcohol consumption as one loses track of their adjudications and ambitions. The lack of self-control can often lead to harming oneself. In certain cases, if there has been long term depression, cases of suicide have been reported after over drinking.

Therapy Can Significantly Help, So Does The Support Of Close-Knit Members

The poignant effects of alcohol take root from the very first steps of craving, bringing together financial, emotional and mental downfall. This vicious cycle of alcohol habit comes when an addict wishes to run away from real-life problems resorting to the momentary “high” that comes with drinking. Even if the affected individual decides to quit, there are adverse effects of withdrawal symptoms which further affect emotive balance. Rather than trying to beat addiction on their own, addicts should accept the truth and enrol themselves to a rehab or care centre.

It is important that people today understand the mental misbalances that come with alcohol and therefore not alienate someone who has gotten addicted. There are chances it could happen to someone very close to you. In a world where competition, hatred, judgement and unacceptance are regularly spawned, it becomes easy for the strongest people to resort to addictions. Do not resist them, understand their reason, give them reasons not to give into dependence and rather fight harder to overcome.

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Feb 2017

Couples helping each other Cope with Drinking

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Happy couples do things together. If not, they support their partners in their choices and are there with them through thick and thin. Drinking can get addictive and out of hands at times. This is a time when people becomes detached and sometimes even go into depression. However, things can be easier when you have a loving partner by your side. It is not easy for the other partner as well because living with an alcoholic can be a rather stressful process. At one level, relating to your partner might become a problem in itself as you would be reminded of all things your partner could be doing instead of immersing himself/herself in alcohol. But with love come acceptance and a sense of empathy. And you need to hold on to these qualities tight during the tough time.

There is no one way to tackle such a difficult situation but one has to start somewhere. Here is what couples can do to help each other cope with drinking:

1. Acceptance: They say accepting a situation is the first step to put it right. You need to come to terms with the fact that your partner is an alcoholic or has taken to the problem. You need to analyse all the signs that give you this feeling. The moment your partner turns from a social drinker to a habitual drinker and finally to an addict. Keeping an eye out on the changes would help you cope with the problem.

2. Think about the underlying cause: There has to be a reason for the sudden alcoholism as it can’t simply emerge out of nowhere. It could be a tough work situation, dipping sales, loss in business, job issues or something really personal. Depression is said to be a major cause of people taking to alcohol. And there is sometimes no palpable reason for it. Your partner might seem to have a fulfilled life but deep within there might be a vacuum that could be causing stress and anxiety. Your role as a partner is to understand the cause and not be judgmental or rude about it. Sometimes, you have to devise non-conventional rules to handle the situation. Being too haughty about the situation might turn it for the worst. You wouldn’t want that.

3. Seek help: Sometimes you cannot handle everything by yourself. It is necessary to seek professional help for your partner. However, it must be done with the utmost sensitivity. In addition, options such as rehab centres are not a bad option. In fact, they are said to be beneficial. You need to let go off all the taboos and take on the situation in a forth-right manner.

4. Make them feel loved: The natural response to alcoholism is aggression. Sometimes, the other partner may take time to come to terms with it and respond with anger. Instead, talk to your spouse and make them feel loved and desired. This could help them deal with it better and come out of the addiction.

5. Always make room for other things: Life is too beautiful and to come out of one addiction, there has to be another. Sounds weird? But it works. Your aim should be to indulge your partner in other activities. Slowly you will see the results. When they see how loved they are, they are bound to change. Don’t give up on hope.

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Feb 2017

Alternatives to Valentines Drinking for Couples

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Valentine’s Weekend is around the corner. How about you and your partner get to know each other a little better this season? Well, without any highs in the head of course!

How about a special picnic date in indoors? Both Cooking a meal together

Couples usually need therapy, the kind that comes out of creating something together. Who doesn’t love food, right? Gone are those expectations of how the man cooks a surprise meal, or the lady makes dishes. It is 2017! Relationship expectations are changing. Maybe the two of you could hit the store, shop together and cook something up for a special candlelight dinner together. No fancy restaurants…set up a table! Just the both of you out on the balcony.

Watch a crazy marathon of all the Star Wars movies or any action films. No Romantic-comedies.Period!

Even if you are not a die-hard romantic, During Valentine’s everyone just expects you to be. How about, as a couple, you both break the stereotypes? Movies are a great way to unwind and transport yourselves into a parallel universe of sorts. Get a large bucket of popcorn, fried chicken and much fries. Grab Few movies you both would love to watch. Press play! You could share your collection with each other. That unseeingly will prove to be a way of getting to know a whole different side your partner.

Go on an entirely unplanned road trip

So, we all know that planned holidays just don’t seem to find the light of the day! But there is something about just taking off without thinking twice. The spontaneity might take you both on an adventure never experienced before. Driving to a Mountain Getaway and spend the weekend curled up in a cabin or find the ocean and do skinny dipping together. You can explore a whole new city hand in hand. Once on the road, the possibilities are endless!

Volunteer in a nursing home or an individual special children’s school

There is no better way to share, celebrate and make love, then to just give it away. A memory you both will cherish for years to come on every Valentines, it will create a lasting impression. How often do we share our joys with complete strangers yet these thoroughly loving people, even if at the prime of their years? Older adults are much like children and would be happy that you chose to spend time with them. Kids, on the other hand, will keep you on your toes and bring a whole different shine to the day. Take some chocolates, cakes, gifts and much love for them.

Run through a day of Hobby classes – Dance, music or art!

There is so much learning couples can do together. Well, maybe you can chalk up a day full of taking various classes starting maybe with Yoga to mixed martial arts, Salsa or another couple dance, learn some pottery or painting. You can also club the home picnic and take lessons on YouTube, so you don’t find anyone judging. Guitar lessons online can prove to be quite romantic if you both are equally wrong!

Sports, Adventure, outdoor camping or Hiking

If either of you has the penchant for testing your adrenaline rush, go for a sporting option. Say playing football or tennis. Compete against each other; the passion for winning over each other does ignite major attraction. Pack up your haversack, sleeping and tent, go in for an outdoor camping trip at a near forest clearing. Hiking is a splendid idea to add to it. Well, valentines away from everyone else is just about perfect!

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Jan 2017

Alcohol and a Good Night’s Sleep Don’t Mix

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Let’s just say that you love going out and partying. And let’s even say that you are young and carefree. And because you are young, carefree and love going out and partying, then drinking might be on your list of ideas to have a good night out. So, you go out, you drink and you party. Good enough, you only live once after all.

But the real trouble starts once you return home after a night out partying. You might not have had too much to drink, but you do regret taking those last couple of shots. You feel uneasy, even nauseated, but trust me my friend, this is just the beginning of your troubles.

There is a reason why people advice you a lot about smart drinking. Because if you want to have a good night’s sleep after a relaxing drink, then rest assured and make a note because alcohol and a good night’s sleep can never mix.

What Actually Goes Down, Stays Down

Alcohol has a relaxing effect on your body, it effects areas of your brain that in simple terms light up the mood. But while it surely does light up the mood, it does a lot of different things to your body. But the scientific aspects of alcohol aside, there are some things you should keep in mind while you are out drinking if you even want to have any sleep after you get home.

Age Is Not Just a Number!

Maybe you could binge drink while you were 21 and not have a worry in the world the next morning, but you’re not that young anymore, your body is going through changes with age, and that is why you are much more prone to deadly hangovers the next morning. You might even black out once you return home if you have had too much to drink.

The only way to avoid disasters after a heavy night of drinking is simply being smart while you actually are consuming alcohol.

Where It All Goes South

The most amateur of mistakes can range from either drinking too much of alcohol, not having enough break between drinks, mixing up drinks, etc. All these are things that you definitely need to avoid for the better health and peace for your body.

Mixing up your drinks might get you drunk faster, but it might also upset your stomach which gives an uneasy and pukish feeling all night long, something which will definitely upset your sleep.

Another reason why alcohol interferes with your sleep is because believe it or not, alcohol gets your core body temperature down. And if you happen to be living in the colder parts of the world, you are definitely going to have trouble sleeping. You can also play smart while drinking alcohol by giving enough time between your drinks. Half an hour of gap between drinks is the ideal time, since it gives your body enough time to process your alcohol, and gives you more time to keep a track of your drinks.

What you should not have the need to be told though, is to never drive once you are under the influence of alcohol, because that will not only interfere with your good night’s sleep, but is the most dangerous thing to do.

So, briefly you’ve been told the reasons why alcohol and a good night’s sleep do not go hand in hand. Hope you take some knowledge out of this, and apply it for the sound sleep you crave.

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