Why does alcohol stop tasting like alcohol when you’re drunk?

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Why does alcohol stop tasting like alcohol when you’re drunk?

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Alcohol is a depressant to your nervous system so it dulls all your senses. Similar to if you bump into something while drunk, you don’t feel it until the next day, or why your vision gets blurry while drinking.

When you’re drunk, even your breath tastes strongly of alcohol (it comes out of your blood when you breathe). When humans feel a constant sensory input, our brains eventually start blocking it out ([Neural adaptation](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neural_adaptation)).

So because our mouths constantly taste of alcohol, we can’t taste alcohol as well. It’s the same reason smelly people can’t smell their own BO.