2. What Does it Feel Like to be Tipsy?

Tipsiness is the first sign that enough alcohol has entered your bloodstream and is primed to affect brain and body function. When a person is tipsy, she might start to talk more and feel more confident. This stage can also start to affect short-term memory and attention span. The person might also take more risks, even though her motor responses are slower. This puts her at a greater risk of injury.

  • A woman will usually start to feel tipsy after drinking one to two alcoholic drinks per hour
  • A man will usually start to feel tipsy after consuming two to three alcoholic drinks in one hour
  • The level of alcohol in your bloodstream is measured in units called blood alcohol content (BAC). Some experts cite the BAC of a tipsy person as 0.04 or 0.05%.

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