COLUMBIA, Mo. (CBS St. Louis) – Researchers at the University of Missouri found that, despite the negative side effects that come after a night of excessive drinking, those who suffer from hangovers are not deterred from imbibing again in the near future.
In fact, the headaches, nausea and other symptoms of hangovers only delayed the urge to drink for a few hours’ time, the Sydney Morning Herald is reporting on the study’s findings.
Professor Thomas Piasecki and a team of experts observed 386 participants who happened to be regular drinkers. Over the course of 21 days, those involved in the study were asked to document their drinking habits, as well as their drinking intentions, in electronic diaries.
Ultimately, hangovers were shown to have almost no effect on the participants’ intentions or desires to drink again in the near future.
“It was striking that ratings made on hangover and non-hangover mornings did not differ,” Piasecki was quoted as saying.
The study was published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.