We’ve all been there. After one tequila shot too many or maybe just a football tailgate that got a little out of hand, we wake up the next morning feeling like garbage as we grab our phone and google, “How to get over a hangover.”
“I’m never drinking again” and “Why do bad things happen to good people” are some of the thoughts that come to mind after realizing you have a hangover, but what if I told you there was a way you’d never have to think those thoughts again? What if I told you I know how to get over a hangover?
No, it’s not magic.
Here are 7 remedies to get over a hangover:
Eat A Good Breakfast
Typically when you wake up with a hangover, the last thing you want to do is eat, but one of the best things you can do to cure a hangover is eat. Eating a hearty breakfast can help regulate and maintain your blood sugar levels, which when low, can contribute to feelings of nausea and tiredness.
Limit Your Alcohol Intake
This one seems very obvious, but you’d be surprised how even two less drinks at night can change your morning. This rule extends to prolonged drinking as well, so even though pre-gaming may be a fun prelude to the evening festivities, maybe toss back two less drinks before noon and you’ll thank yourself the next day.
Another OBVIOUS piece of advice, but what most people miss is the fact that you can’t become hydrated by chugging glasses of water. If you’re going to be drinking Friday night, it’s good to start preparing for it ahead of time by drinking full glasses of water 48 hours prior. Now this isn’t an exact science, but it will allow your body time to absorb the H2O and may reduce your hangover symptoms.
Get Plenty Of Sleep
Did you know that drinking can cause sleep disturbances? Weird right, because a heavy night of drinking for most leads to being “passed out” on your friend’s couch and sleeping like a rock. Well that may be true immediately after drinking, but have you ever noticed that it’s the mid-day nap makes all the difference for your hangover? Getting enough sleep won’t save you from hangover symptoms you’re already suffering from, but it will help shorten the symptoms and your body will thank you in the end.
Have A Drink The Next Morning
I don’t always condone this, but based on the severity of the hangover, it sometimes helps, especially if you’re trying to make it to something important that day, like your graduation ceremony…oops.
What in the he…let me stop you there. The main thing you need to know about congeners is that they live in almost all alcoholic drinks and they can cause MASSIVE hangovers. If you’d like to know which drinks have the MOST congeners in them, click here.
Try Out Natural Supplements
Your hangover symptoms usually stem from a lack of nutrients in your body and an upset in your body’s chemical balance. What’s the best way to solve that? Put good things back into your body. One of my favorite things to do if I wake up with an unexpected hangover is to brew a cup of ginger tea with brown sugar. The ginger calms my insides along with reducing my nausea while the brown sugar raises my blood sugar, helping me feel less tired and more ready to take on the day. On the other hand, if I know I’m going to spend the night out or have an all-day drinking event coming up, such as a tailgate or the upcoming royal wedding, I’ll grab my bottle of HANGOVERx. This natural supplement is a complex mix of herbs that works WITH your liver, to break down the toxin acetaldehyde, which is the byproduct of drinking and what causes hangover symptoms. You can find HANGOVERx here.
Well there you have it! That’s my course in how to get over a hangover. I hope you enjoyed your read and maybe you even took something away from it…or maybe after reading you feel like you need a drink. Either way, always remember to drink in moderation and responsibly.
Special thanks to my friends at healthline.com who sourced some of this info.