#5 Forms and Focus Discussion on Alcohol
Over 50% of Americans reported that they drank in the past month. Alcohol can cause dehydration, trigger an inflammatory response from your immune system, cause your blood sugar to fall, causes your blood vessels to expand, which can lead to headaches, and prevents deeper stages of sleep which of course all of this can impact your cognitive function.
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0:00 - Intro
3:30 - Problem - Alcohol can reduce cognitive function
9:30 - Solution/Habits for better focus
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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE #5 Forms and Focus Discussion on Alcohol
- The earliest evidence that humans were brewing alcohol comes from residues in pottery jars found in northern China that date from 7000 to 6600 B.C
- Per CDC heavy drinking is defined as 8 or more drinks per week in women and 15 or more in men.
- According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 85.6% of people ages 18 and older reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime, 69.5% reported that they drank in the past year,2 and 54.9 percent (59.1% of men in this age group and 51.0% of women in this age group) reported that they drank in the past month.
- Causes your body to produce more urine which dehydrates you.
- Alcohol triggers an inflammatory response from your immune system: Your immune system may trigger certain agents that commonly produce physical symptoms, such as an inability to concentrate, memory problems, decreased appetite and loss of interest in usual activities. - like your dreams!
- Alcohol can cause your blood sugar to fall.
- Alcohol causes your blood vessels to expand, which can lead to headaches.
- Alcohol can make you sleepy, but it prevents deeper stages of sleep and often causes awakening in the middle of the night.
- A new study led by University of Pittsburgh researchers reveals that moderate amounts of alcohol—consumed in a social setting—can enhance positive
- Results showed that alcohol not only increased the frequency of “true” smiles
- Hungover, drink alcohol.
- Drink less, Drink water between each drink.
- Don't drink on an empty stomach
- Alcohol can reduce blood sugar, eat carbs if you have a hangover