Some people experience anxiety after drinking. This hangover-related anxiety, or “hangxiety,” can last for several hours after a person’s blood alcohol levels return to normal.
Although researchers are unsure why some people experience this hangover symptom while others do not, there is evidence that certain risk factors make post-alcohol anxiety more likely.
In this article, learn more about hangover anxiety, including its symptoms and how to prevent it.
Anxiety is a relatively common hangover symptom.
In a 2017 study, 1,837 people between the ages of 18 and 30 completed a survey that included questions about various hangover symptoms. Although anxiety was the least common reported symptom, it still affected 22.6% of the participants.