All you introverts, here's something you need to give a good read. If you're one of those shy people, you're a lot more prone to suffer from hangxiety. Hangxiety refers to feeling anxiety during a hangover. A study showed that participants who consumed about six units of alcohol had their anxiety decreased slightly, however, the next day this slight relaxation was replaced by a significant increase in anxiety- also known as hangxiety.
“We know that many people drink to ease anxiety felt in social situations, but this research suggests that this might have rebound consequences the next day, with more shy individuals more likely to experience this, sometimes debilitating, aspect of hangover,” said co-author Celia Morgan. “These findings also suggest that ‘hangxiety’ in turn might be linked to people’s chance of developing a problem with alcohol,” Morgan added.
For this study, almost 100 participants with different levels of shyness were surveyed and measures such as social phobia and anxiety levels were also taken into consideration. “It’s about accepting being shy or an introvert. This might help transition people away from heavy alcohol use. It’s a positive trait. It’s OK to be quiet,” Morgan noted.