Now one thing that we always notice after a huge night drinking is how we always wake up so fucking early!
Normally you would pass out in the early hours of the next morning, depending on whether you were hunting down some kind of junk food or not.
And unlike other nights, sleep comes so easy. As soon as your head hits the pillow, you're out like a light - if you make it to a pillow...
However, thanks to shitty science, we always end up waking up to suffer the hangover.
Alcohol actually makes you think that you're getting more sleep.
Dr. Aaron White, a senior scientific advisor to the director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, explains why:
"Alcohol tricks you into thinking you’re sleeping better because you pass out a little faster but it’s actually very disrupting and prevents you from getting a restful, deep sleep"
There's even more at play here unfortunately.
When you're pissed as a fart, you're incapable of dreaming. That's 'cause REM, the part of your sleep cycle where the dreams happen, is dramatically reduced after drinking alcohol. Less dreams means more feeling like a sack'o'shit in the morning.
As our fun night wears off, our bodies enter that state, where it is a whole lot easier to wake up from.
Well shit... at least you'll get a good night sleep the next day.