I will never drink again!” is a common phrase heard after someone wakes up after a night of drinking with a hammering headache and a stomach rolling around like a sneaker in a washing machine. Alcohol is a diuretic, which means that it removes liquids from the body. It is the resulting dehydration that causes most your horrible hangover symptoms. Unfortunately there are no cast iron hangover cures, but there are various ways that you can treat the symptoms to keep you going until you have recovered.
Skip heavy alcohol beverage
Skip the heavy alcohol like brandy, whiskey, red wine or alcoholic beverages which have a high concentration of congener, the worst chemical of alcohol. Instead, you can drink beverages as lager, gin or vodka. Yours after party nightcap could be a lemon-lime soda. The lemon-lime beverages help in metabolizing the alcohol faster in the liver. This is not a proven cure for hangovers, but the soda has re-hydrating substances and the sugar can give you some extra energy.
Don’t smoke (for nonsmokers)
When your friend offers you a cigarette, knowing that you smoke when you are drunk, start thinking that with smoking during drinking is more likely to wake up with terrible hangovers. Smoker faster get drunk.
Eat when you get home
The first thing you should do before going to sleep is to get the munchies. Easy food can help you replace lost fluids, potassium and salt that you have lost drinking during the night.
Go home and go to bed
When you realize that only eight or seven hours are left until your wake-up alarm, go home and go to your bed. The sooner you lie down, the better. The sleep deprivation makes a hangover worse. It will be great if you will be woken up at least once by nightmares for natural calling or desire for a big glass of water. Make sure, the next couple of days you get the necessary rest for your brain and body and for recovering until the next big night out.
Have some food or medicament in the morning
When you wake up and your head feels like it`s full of heavy rocks, you can take an ibuprofen, but if you already have some food in your stomach, if not eat something easy for digesting. But some experts say that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can ease the headache as the rest of your body.
Skip greasy food
Skip the bacon, sausage, cheese and other greasy food as a stimulant at the dinner. It is a myth that these kind of food will soak up the alcohol. Actually fatty foods like burgers, cheese and salmon take longer to digest in the organism, so they slow the absorption of alcohol into the blood. Fatty food will also make you restless and anxious.
Go for a day-after activity
The next day do not lie on your sofa all day long, instead go for a walk or an easy jog. By forcing your body to get moving will distract you from the headaches and achiness you feel. With more exercises is more likely to fast the brain to release the endocannabinoids responsible for getting your mood back. Any kind of workout will protect your body from dehydration and you can ease the hangover.
Drink plenty of water
The dehydration caused by alcohol consumption needs to be tackled if you are to get rid of your hangover. The most straightforward way to re-hydrate yourself is simply by drinking lots of water when you wake up. Drinking bland fluids that are easy on your digestive system will help you replace lost liquid without irritating your stomach.
Drink an isotonic sports drink
As well as water, an isotonic sports drink can be a very effective way to replace fluids and give you some much-needed energy. These drinks contain carbohydrates that release energy slowly, helping you pick up as the day goes on.
Drink fruit juice
Another good thing to drink is fresh fruit juice. The vitamins and minerals will give you a boost. Fruit juices are generally high in fructose, which is sugar that affects your energy as well as the functioning of your liver.
Drink ginger tea
Drinking ginger tea can help to suppress nausea and vomiting. It is often drunk by pregnant women to help with morning sickness and the same principle applies for a hangover. One option is to boil 10-12 pieces of fresh ginger root in about four cups of water and add the juice of one orange, half a lemon and half cup of honey.
Sip drinks throughout the day
With all of these drinks, there is no fixed amount that you need to drink, it is more a question of drinking throughout the day. Taking regular sips of water, fruit juice and/or an isotonic sports drink will help you replenish your lost fluids, vitamins and nutrients as the day goes on.
Eat bland foods like toast and crackers
Eating bland foods may be the best option if your stomach is feeling sensitive. The point of eating to tackle a hangover is not to “absorb” the alcohol, but to boost your blood sugar and replenish nutrients.