With the holidays around the corner, it is only right for a lot of people to want to de-stress. They do this by spending less time with work-related events and more time with family and friends. Spending time with your day ones also means having to do a bit of drinking or a whole lot of drinking. This all depends on the type of buddies you have and how many places you visit before the night is over.
The dangers of being highly intoxicated are uncountable so do well to have a designated party mom or dad – the one person who isn’t allowed to drink any alcohol for the night. Better still, don’t drive so you can stay alive. There are various taxi services you can rely on to take you home. Or, you can choose the option of meeting up in a friend’s house or hotel and do the drinking there.
Now that you’ve had one too many shots and your head is pounding like a jackhammer, the only question that comes to mind is: “Why did I drink so much last night?” The hangover is real and you’re feeling like crap. Be grateful because we have collated some proven tips to help you combat that hangover. The ills of holiday drinking are all too familiar but luckily we have solid tips to help you recover like a pro.
Drink Some More!
We know there is a belief that more alcohol would cure the hangover. That is entirely not true because at some point you’d have to stop taking alcohol and deal with the hangover. Best to drink enough water and juice. It is also important to consume sugar while you are drinking. This can be consumed in the form of orange juice or other juices between drinks. Studies show that fructose may speed alcohol metabolism, thus reducing the risk of a hangover. Also, you can drink up electrolyte-rich fluids, too – like sports drinks or coconut water – these will help restore the salt and potassium you’ve lost.
Skip The Coffee
If you rely on coffee to start up your day, the morning after would be the best time to skip this routine. Too much caffeine will further dehydrate your body and this is the exact opposite of what you want after a night of partying. Drinking coffee could also make your headache worse because caffeine narrows blood vessels, which increases blood pressure. If your head is already pounding, this would make the pounding worse.
Eat Your Breakfast
Whether you are a breakfast person or not, you should make an exception for the morning after. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and more important to help your hangover. Electrolytes in food will help replenish a dehydrated system and get calories back into your body. Also, indulge in fruits and vegetables as they will help your body rebound after a long night of torture.
Get Back To Bed
After all said and done, your body needs rest. A hangover isn’t caused by lack of sleep, but that makes it worse. If you have had a long night and you decided to wake up early, you are robbing your system of its much-needed REM (Rapid Eye Movement) cycle. Take a long nap the day after: It’s the body’s way of healing itself.
Last but not least, drink responsibly! Prevention is always better than cure.