Never Mix Hot Tubs and Alcohol

Hot tub parties are all the rage.  Everyone wants to take a dip in a relaxing heated pool with their friends after a stressful day at work.  Unfortunately, most people don’t understand the dangers of combining alcohol and hot tubs and add booze to their party refreshments.    Read on to discover why you should never drink and hot tub at the same time.  

Dehydration

Drinking alcohol dehydrates your body, and soaking in a hot tub does as well.  If you combine the two, you will quickly be in a state of extreme dehydration.   It will feel like you have a terrible hangover, but you will still be drinking.  

Dizziness

Hot tubs can lower your blood pressure, and if you have been drinking, both combined can cause you to stumble, have slow reaction times and possibly slip into the hot tub.  

Unconsciousness

Hot tubs are very relaxing, and can make you feel calm, at peace, and maybe even fall asleep.  Alcohol also relaxes the muscles and the brain.  If you combine the two, you may pass out while soaking, and slip under the water and potentially drown.  Alcohol also makes you lose your ability to pay attention to your body, increasing the likelihood of this happening.

Heat Exhaustion

Alcohol and hot tubs expand your blood vessels and increase your body temperature.  In excess, this can cause unconsciousness, stroke, or heart attack.  If you begin to feel dizzy, nauseous, excessively sweaty, confused, etc. drink water immediately.  If the problem becomes too extreme, you may have to be hospitalized.

Recklessness

Drinking alcohol lowers your inhibitions and can cause you to do crazy things.  There are thousands, if not millions of drunk videos on the internet of people doing reckless things while inebriated.  While this can be fun or funny, if you combine reckless behavior with water, dangerous things can happen.  There are many accidental deaths caused by alcohol and hot tubbing.  If you think that you are just fine, think of the other people you are bathing with.  If you are supervising children, you can lose your ability to focus on them, and they can face harm from your irresponsibility.  

Broken Glass

If glass gets too hot, it shatters.  If you bring a cold beer into a hot tub, it can shatter and fill your hot tub with tiny shards of broken glass.  Shattered glass can only be cleaned up by completely draining the tub, thoroughly wiping up the shards, and then refilling the tub.  

 

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