A Health Newsline report indicates that new research shows binge drinking may kill drinkers in their sleep.
Needless to say, binge drinking is absolutely disastrous for health. We have heard it a gazillion times that drinking heavily over longer periods of time can have potentially detrimental effects on an individual’s physical, mental and overall well-being.
Now a new research warns that binge drinking may kill drinkers in their sleep. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in US have warned that heavy consumption of alcohol increases a person’s chances of dying in sleep.
“Alcohol abuse, binge drinking in particular, is thought to be a rite of passage for college students; but in reality it’s a very serious health epidemic in US,” said Peter Hendricks, associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in US.
Binge drinking is the practice of consuming large quantities of alcoholic beverages in a single session- for men consumption of 5 or more drinks in a row, and for women consumption of 4 or more drinks in a row is considered as binge drinking. Binge Drinking happens when a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) reaches to 0.08 grams percent or above.
“As BAC increases, so does alcohol’s effects and risk for harm. Even small increases in BAC can decrease coordination, make a person feel sick and impair judgement,” Megan McMurray, a clinical psychology intern at UAB, said.