A hangover (pronounced /ËˆhæÅ‹oÊŠvÉ™r/) describes the sum of unpleasant physiological effects following heavy consumption of alcoholic beverages. The most commonly reported characteristics of a hangover include headache, nausea, sensitivity to light and noise, lethargy, dysphoria, diarrhea and thirst, typically after the intoxicating effect of the alcohol begins to wear off.
While a hangover can be experienced at any time, generally speaking a hangover is experienced the morning after a night of heavy drinking. In addition to the physical symptoms, a hangover may also induce psychological symptoms including heightened feelings of depression and anxiety.[audio:http://www.discodemons.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2011/05/Civilization%20(LAZRtag%20Remix).mp3|titles=Civilization (LAZRtag Remix)]