Was last night a little too much fun and now you’re dealing with the repercussions? That’s okay, because I’ve got a few hangover cures that will change your life!
Get some fluids down you!
Alcohol will leave your body dehydrated so make sure you are drinking water. In other words, that desert-level thirst that wakes you up in the wee hours of the morning is a signal that you’re well on the way to hungover. The amount of water that you take in should equal that amount you lose, and alcohol can upset this balance.
This comes under fluids aswell. Electrolytes promote hydration so having a sports drink like Gatorade will do the trick. This will help restore and replace lost electrolytes and to get you back on the mend faster. Fermented drinks like kombucha can also be beneficial to drink when feeling nutrient-depleted because they’re rich in minerals, antioxidants, and good-for-you-gut bacteria.
Eat your breakfast
You may not feel like eating, but I’m telling you. Eat up some eggs and bacon on toast. Eating carbohydrates will eliminate the feeling of a hangover. Experts recommend reaching for fruits like bananas, because they are chock full of minerals like potassium that alcohol can deplete.
If you are suffering from a class A headache take your Panadol and ibuprofen! If you take prescription medication, we recommend always speaking with your doctor about possible medication interactions. Some medications interact with the body’s ability to break down the alcohol, which can increase the severity of the hangover, be we would rather be safe than sorry!
Take it slow
Don’t get up rushing about in the morning, take your time and allow these remedies time, before you get back to kicking ass! Alcohol disrupts your circadian rhythm and prevents REM sleep; it’s unlikely you’ll fall into a deep, restful sleep after drinking more than a glass of wine or two. Poor sleep, according to Harvard, is linked to anxiety, irritability, and depressed mood, and alcohol, as a depressant, exacerbates these effects.
There’s no real cure for a hangover except not to get one in the first place. But these are a few tips if you want to enjoy a few cocktails and not feel terrible the following day.
Top tip: If you want to refrain from the affects of alcohol the next morning, drink a glass of water between each drink you have. This will keep you hydrated till the next morning!
Remember to drink responsibly.
Written by Sophia Ivory
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