Disturbing Alcohol Effects You Can't Ignore

Saying & doing stupid things, crashing your car, getting a DUI, regrettable Tweets and SMS, painful dancing movements, hangovers. You've probably experienced some of these nasty side effects of consuming alcohol.

Research claims beer goggles exist. According to psychologists from England's Edge Hill University, a few drinks can make bar goers more attractive. Researchers recruited 129 heterosexual men & women, sober & slightly inebriated, to perform a computer test.


Bedwetting is nocturnal enuresis, which sounds scientific. Full bladders might act as smartphone alarms, urging you to pee. When you're drunk, you can ignore your body's "I gotta go" cues. Alcohol suppresses an antidiuretic hormone.


Most people are allergic to beer's components. Most reactions to beer are to grains, modified grain proteins, hops, yeast, moulds, or barleys, says Cleveland Clinic physician Mark Rood, MD. Some beers include sulfites, sodium benzoate, or tartrazine, which can cause allergies.

Sneezing, stuffy nose

This is a dangerous condition caused by excessive beer consumption (five cans per day) & a bad diet. Case papers in the open-access medical journal Cureus describe this kind of hyponatremia. Sodium is an electrolyte that regulates cell water.


A nightcap of cognac may help you fall asleep, but you'll suffer for it in the wee hours. Even one late-night drink can disturb deep sleep, the most regenerative period of non-REM sleep.

Sleep disruption

Alcohol dilates blood vessels in the face & nose, worsening rosacea. Heavy drinking doesn't induce the "alcoholic's red nose" rosacea subtype. National Rosacea Society: Even teetotalers might have rosacea.


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