Everyone knows that sick feeling you get after having a little bit too much drink the night before. You wake up with a headache, or sensitivity to lights and sounds, maybe some nausea is tormenting you as roll over in bed. But how do you make it go away?
The first step is to prevent it from even occurring. You can do this by making sure that during the night before, you don’t overdue it. On top of that, don’t drink on an empty stomach, or that’s a surefire way to get sick. Eating something like bread to help soak the alcohol is a good idea, or snaking on yogurt or cheese before you start even partying. This way the dairy will coat the lining of your stomach, like a protective blanket.
Also, limit your alcohol, and how fast you drink it as well. For those of you who barely drink anything at all, and then feel sick in the morning no matter what you do, then either stop drinking altogether, or take a Chaser Plus pill, which will help to avoid hangovers the next day.
The only real way to get rid of a hangover for sure is time. There are those who say, “Drink a cup of coffee and take a shower.” Well, that’s not going to do anything but make you even more dehydrated (and thus more hungover), and jittery as well. You best chance is to lie in bed and try to go to sleep. But if you’re like me, you’ll find it’s hard to go to sleep. That’s where the television comes in.
The main reason for your hangover, is because you are dehydrated. That’s what alcohol does to you; it takes away all your fluids, and also increases urination flow. No one likes to be dehydrated, it can cause fatigue, vertigo, nausea, etc. So make sure that before you go to bed, you have a water bottle or cup of water next to you. Even chug some before you drift off to sleep. The next day, drink as much as you can. However, this can also cause nausea, so if you’re really feeling bad, take a sip of room temperature water first, and give it about five or ten minutes. If you haven’t vomited, go ahead and take a few more sips.
If you are extremely sick, don’t ever chug water; your body is still remembering last night’s affairs, and will make you puke it up even before it realizes that it’s H2O and not more alcohol (AKA poison). Avoid using ice water as this will also help to irritate your stomach further.
Chances are, that unless you’re laying in bed all day long groaning, you can still make way for a meal. In fact, most people crave food in credit to their empty stomach and low blood sugar. Your blood sugar does decrease dramatically thanks to the high carbohydrates found in alcohol. Therefore, as your body is attempting to return back to normal the next day, this can cause you to be incredibly hungry. This is also why it’s a good idea to find a food with natural sugar in it, like a banana, and other fruits. Try to avoid dairy if you can, since this can cause barfing (dairy and alcohol don’t mix; yogurt and cheese are good for the night before, but not for the day after). Again, eating bready foods will help to soak up any remaining alcohol like a sponge, and will help to get you full faster.
If worst comes to worst, pop in a couple aspirins or painkillers. This is a good way to relieve headaches.
Remember, if you drink responsibly, you probably don’t have to worry about hangovers.
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