Alcohol myths: Common misconceptions about alcohol

Myths about alcohol

Common myths about alcohol

Many times people think that alcohol is the best option to relax after a long hard working day. Sometimes it is about letting loose and enjoy little intoxication to have fun. No matter what the reason is, the fact of the matter is alcohol is certainly getting involved more in more in the lives of people. Thus, it is not a surprise that people believe all sorts of myths about alcohol. Like any myth, the myths about alcohol can be harmful to the health. So, it important to clear the air about the alcohol myths. (Also read: What are the signs that indicate one should stop consuming alcohol)

Alcohol myths busted

  • Men can drink more alcohol than women with getting intoxicated
  • Once you have a beer before heavy drinks you will be fine
  • It is better to drink more and more alcohol over time to build tolerance
  • Alcohol helps you to fall asleep

Myth 1: Men can drink more alcohol than women with getting intoxicated
Truth: How alcohol impacts a person is a very individualistic thing. It has a lot to do with your mental state, physical well being, weight etc. So, it is not based on your gender. (Also read: Changes in your behaviour after alcohol consumption)

Myth 2: Once you have a beer before heavy drinks you will be fine.

Myths about alcohol
Beer before hard liquor is not a good idea

Truth: When you face the feeling of nausea after drinking, then remember it is because of the amount of alcohol you have consumed. The drinking of beer before heavy drinks is not going to protect you from hangover or sickness.

Myth 3: It is better to drink more and more alcohol over time to build tolerance
Truth: The biggest misconception about alcohol, building up tolerance is not a good thing. The more amount of alcohol you consume, the greater are its side effects. So, it better to don’t drink more to build up the tolerance.

Myth 4: Alcohol helps you to fall asleep

Myths about alcohol
Alcohol doesn’t help you to sleep well

Truth: Many people justify their consumption of alcohol by saying that it helps to sleep at night. In fact, the alcohol affects your nervous system in a negative manner. It deteriorates the quality of sleep you get and soon makes you dependent on it. So, in any case, avoid drinking before sleeping. (Also read: What happens to your body when you quit alcohol)

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