“I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day”, is something that must be going through your mind on the night of the party, before you get hammered. The next day when you wake up, you realize that these are the very words you wished you never lived by, all thanks to the pounding headache that you experience in the morning because of all the late night partying.
When you were relatively younger, hangovers were a rare occurrence, but as you get older, they get a lot more frequent, prolonged and annoying. So, what should you do to cure them? The first thing, let’s clarify this – hangovers cannot be completely eradicated; they are not a disease.
To make it less painful, you could, maybe, promise yourself to not drink so much the next time. But what if, you do get carried away and choose to go all in instead of nursing your ‘one’ drink? For that, we have got the perfect solution for you. So, try these remedies out and learn how to manage your hangover.
Where’s the water?
They always say that one must drink loads and loads of water to cure a hangover. This is true because when you drink alcohol, your body gets dehydrated quickly and it’s necessary to refuel it by drinking plenty of water. So while you are drinking, make sure you have a glass of water for every drink you consume. You could also choose to drink water before you go to sleep (preferably) or when you wake up. If you like Gatorade/sports drink you can substitute water with that, but why would you want to pay for something when you can get the same result with water, for free?
Eating greasy food or loads of carbs while you are drinking will always help you stay ‘happy tipsy’ without making you obnoxiously drunk instantly. This is because the grease and the carbs from the food absorb all the alcohol, which prolongs the process of alcohol quickly entering your bloodstream. Thus, creating a mild impact the next day.
Don’t miss your breakfast!
After all that partying you did last night, it’s necessary for your body to gain some consciousness by giving it the nutrients it needs. So, crack some eggs and make yourself a nice omelet, have some toast along with that, if possible, include some hummus and asparagus too, and wash it all down with a glass of some freshly squeezed orange juice. Sounds like a lot of work? But, it will surely give you some boost.
Caffeine and painkillers
Remember that with all the drinking, you have already made your liver work overtime to process that alcohol. So, it’s always advisable to eat something before you glug down a tall glass of coffee or pop some painkillers. Also, some say that coffee could dehydrate you further, but if you have it along with a good breakfast, it might just work and help you shake off that tiredness.
Go for a run
If you have the energy to get up from your bed, you can choose to go for a jog and sweat all the toxins out. By doing this you release endorphins, which help you to boost your mood. But when you do that make sure you carry a water bottle, so that you don’t overexert yourself and stay hydrated.
Having another drink
Hell no! This is a bad idea. By doing this, you would only dehydrate your body even more and maybe push that irritable feeling for a little later. But that’s not good enough, sooner or later you would have to face the music, and it will not be soothing, for sure.