Had a bad night? Is your important meeting the same day you wake up with a horrible hangover headache?
Well, we have solutions to these problems.
What is the biological reason of a hangover?
Basically, hangover symptoms are a product of dehydration, hypoglycemia, and the poisonous side effects from toxins in our drinks.
Best hangover cures:
Consume a lot of liquids: To reduce the dehydration, consume a lot of water and liquids such as juices to replenish the body’s reservoir of water. Water will not only help hydrate your muscles and organs, but will also aid in flushing out the toxins. Juices such as orange juice accomplish both while replenishing your body with missing sugars. Drink boiled water with honey or lemon or Ginger tea. Lemons replenish the vitamins you need and honey helps balance your blood sugar levels, which may have fluctuated due to alcohol consumption.
Tip: To avoid hangovers all together, make sure you keep having water even when you are drinking, For example, after a vodka or a rum shot, make sure you gulp in a glass of water. This will not only prevent a hangover from occurring but also prevent a sore throat to some extent the next day as a side effect of drinking.
Take a Painkiller: If the headache is just killing you, go ahead and take a painkiller such as aspirin or even a combiflam. Avoid Acetaminophen, due to liver-damaging reactions with alcohol metabolites.
Tip: Excessive use of these medications may cause long-term damage to your liver, especially when used in conjunction with alcohol.
Exercise: Go for a light walk, run, or swim. The endorphins released during exercise can help improve your mood. Exercise also speeds up the the process of metabolizing the alcohol, helping it leave your system faster.
Tip: Be sure to properly hydrate both before and after exercising to prevent further fluid loss.
Sleep Well: Alcohol disrupts the sleep cycle, so part of the reason you are feeling so tired is because your body is sleep-deprived. Getting a few more hours of sleep will have you feeling better in no time.
Don’t fight out a hangover by having some more alcohol: This is a complete NO. This myth of fighting out a hangover by consuming some more alcohol is absolutely wrong. This may just cause a worse headache later. Also researchers and doctors say this could also lead to alcohol dependency. Hence, avoid this.