What are Hangover Remedies?
The next morning, it’s a familiar feeling. Hangover! Heavy headedness, over-sensitivity to light and noise, sickness and a raving thirst - makes you wonder whether it was all worth it!
But, a good time is often hard to have without a little alcohol. Here are some tips to keep you feeling bright and breezy the morning after the party night.
Start with some prevention methods. Here you go.
Eat Before you Go OutYou should eat loads before you get your glad rags on and go to a fun party. A fatty meal is beneficial in this occasion as fat is digested slowly, and helps protect the stomach from the irritating effects of alcohol. Fatty milk slows down the absorption of alcohol.
But, it still does not negate alcohol intake and don't think you're safe now.
Have Some Soft Drinks TooIf you have an un-carbonated or non-fizzy drink or water between each shot, you will tend to drink less alcohol, and ultimately have less effect of hangovers.
Also alcohol is very dehydrating and it is the main cause of hangover headache. So, if you drink water between shots you'll be more hydrated and less likely to wake up with a heavy head in the morning.
Get Some Fresh AirIf it is safe for you to walk home after the party, then, this activity and the fresh air will help you sober up and avoid hang over.
Drink Orange JuiceRemember to drink some orange juice before crashing out. Vitamin C speeds up the metabolism of the alcohol by the liver.
We know prevention is better than cure. However, in this case, the concept doesn’t work for many. If you don’t take prevention, you may be inclined to try one of the many tried-and-tested remedies. Read on.
Breakfast, Water and other DrinksThere’s no scientific proof that a generous helping of bacon and eggs will ease hangover anguish. Eat light and stick with easy-to-digest foods such as toast or cereal.
Drinking a cup of coffee to relieve a hangover may not be a great idea. It may make the hangover worse as caffeine narrows your blood vessels and boosts blood pressure. If you are a regular coffee drinker, you might try a very small amount in the morning and wait for 30 to 60 minutes and see how you feel.
Doctors say that the dehydration caused by drinking is what makes you feel so sick the next day. So, replacing the fluid you've lost will likely help you feel a little less depressed. Juice, water or sports drinks are going to make you feel better.
Hangover PillsLots of hangover pills are available out there, but very little evidence to back up claims. Hangover pills only help against a few complaints… but not all.
Take Pain RelieversNonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain relievers can provide some release to women who have premenstrual syndrome related pain such as breast tenderness, backaches or headaches. These include ibuprofen (Advil and similar drugs) and naproxen (Aleve).
ExerciseA gentle workout could help you feel better, if you can manage it. Exercise is always the right thing to do. However, in the hangover morning, you could be a little dehydrated, you could be metabolically behind on your nutrition, and exercise is going to require hydration and nutrition.
SleepPeople sleep poorly after a night of drinking. Drinking alcohol can put you to sleep quickly, but when it starts to wear off, the withdrawal your body feels can jolt you awake. Sleep deprivation definitely can make the symptoms feel worse.
If you have the luxury of ‘sleeping it off’ the next day, do so. Your foggy brain and achy body will thank you. It’s the best treatment for hangover.
Hair of the DogTreating a hangover by having another drink seems paradoxical. The alcohol may temporarily help your symptoms but could hurt in the long run. That morning drink could lead to an even worse hangover the following day.
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