WHY PEOPLE SHOULD NEVER DRINK ALCOHOL ON AIRPLANES
- November 26, 2018
Sometimes, you really need to ask someone, “Is that glass of booze really worth it?” If you have been in this person’s shoes before (chances are you have), then you might begin to wonder why on earth people would be foolish enough to drink alcoholic beverages before riding in an airplane. As crazy as it might sound, alcohol and airports can go hand-in-hand, but, as research indicates, the results on the human body can be catastrophic. For alcoholics or alcohol abusers, airplane flights littered with wine and vodka can result in severe health problems that should make them question their habits. Let’s take a closer look and see why human beings should not consume alcoholic drinks before riding in airplanes.
Alcohol and the Brain
When people consume an alcoholic drink (regardless of the alcohol content), the chemical substance will begin to affect their brains after a period of 30 to 60 minutes, where the side effects and ensuing “high” will finally reach their peaks. Furthermore, drinking large quantities of these beverages in a short period of time (while waiting for your flight) means you are pushing your body to process large quantities of alcohol in a shorter period of time than your liver can process. As a result, un-metabolized, pure alcohol flows through a person’s veins and goes straight for the brain. After reaching the gray matter, the chemicals put a damper on neurotransmitters and neural pathways, which impedes normal thought patterns and bodily functions.
Booze in a Plane
According to Ritesh Bawri (a nutritionist and physiologist), humidity is very low on airplanes. In fact, some scientists believe the “on board” environment might be drier than some of Earth’s deserts. During an 8 to 10-hour airplane flight, severe dehydration can set in, with some people losing almost two litres of water overall. Sometimes, this condition is characterized by itchiness in the legs and a need to use the bathroom. Likewise, cabin pressure is lower than Earth environments, which can lead to drowsiness and light-headedness. Now, add the euphoria and dehydration resulting from intoxication, and you can see where the problems increase.
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