Late nights make people crave alcohol the next day, studie toon

LATE nights make people crave a drink the next day, research reveals.

It’s bad news for Brits with Christmas party hangovers.

A lack of sleep makes you more likely to turn to booze the next day

A lack of sleep makes you more likely to turn to booze the next dayKrediet: Getty

Experts believe a tired brain may have less power to resist temptation.

And wanting to booze in working hours could be linked to combating stress and anxiety.

A team at the University of Washington, VSA, tracked 409 people aged 18 aan 25.

They were quizzed for 70 days about their sleep habits and cravings for alcohol and cannabis — which is legal in the state.

Participants slept eight hours on average. Many had no desire to drink in the day — unless tired.

Study author Dr Scott Graupensperger told journal Addictive Behaviours: “Stronger craving was reported on mornings and afternoons after shorter sleep duration.”

A third of British men and one in seven women drink unhealthy amounts of booze.

The NHS suggests 14 units a week — six pints of beer or six medium wines.

The World Health Organisation previously found those working 49 or more hours a week guzzle an extra pint or glass of wine, compared to those doing nine-to-five.