You likely did something for New Year”s Eve. Even if you stayed in, you probably had a drink or two in the comfort of your home. Well, you know what comes the morning after a wild night of New Year”s Eve partying? The inevitable hangover.
People will tell you different things about how to get rid of a hangover, but few are actually proven to give you relief from the awful pain. These hangover cures are actually tried and true to give you the best chance of starting the new year off right.
1. Alka Seltzer
All Alka-Seltzer varieties contain sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda), which will help settle a queasy belly by neutralizing stomach acid.
One food good for giving the liver a helping, detoxifying hand is spinach. Each leaf is full of folic acid, vitamin C, and sulphur all nutrients heralded for warding off those evil hangover symptoms.
Tomatoes are particularly high in vitamin C, and also contain glutathione. Glutathione is the substance the body produces to help counteract hangover-inducing toxins.
If you have the luxury of sleeping off a hangover, you totally should. People sleep poorly after a night of drinking. Alcohol will put you to sleep quickly, but when it begins to wear off several hours later, the withdrawal your body feels can disrupt sleep and jolt you awake. Although sleep deprivation won”t cause a hangover, it definitely can make the symptoms feel worse. Time heals all wounds, even hangovers.
5. Tiger Balm
Tiger Balm is a popular topical ointment used traditionally in Asia as a multi-purpose remedy. This balm is blended from camphor, menthol, cajuput oil, and clove oil. It”s known for its analgesic and blood flow-promoting properties. It may not be made to mitigate hangovers, but it is one of the best topical headache cures around.
6. More Alcohol
While this cure will only delay the effects of a hangover, putting more alcohol in your body will relieve some of the symptoms immediately. Hangovers are caused because of the withdrawal of alcohol in the body, and giving the body more alcohol will relieve those symptoms. However, you can”t always continually drink, so this is only a temporary fix.
H2O is a must. As you likely know from the frequent trips to the bathroom during a night of debauchery, alcohol is a diuretic and can cause dehydration. What helps dehydration? Yes, the essence of life.
8. Sports Drinks
Because alcohol is a diuretic, it causes your body to lose a lot of electrolytes. Sports drinks are usually infused with electrolytes, so you can replenish your body”s storage of them. You”ll also be drinking, which helps the body”s dehydration caused by alcohol.
Remember when your mom gave you toast as a kid when you couldn”t keep anything down? This is also good advice for adults who”ve spent the night hugging the porcelain throne. While no food can halt the roller coaster in your stomach, carbs can help bring your blood sugar levels back up the morning after.
Lots of peoplehungover or notuse a cup of joe to wake up and feel alert at work. If this is part of your normal routine, it will probably help to make you feel alive again.
Keep these tips in mind when you”re feeling the effects of your party tomorrow morning. They will help you kick off 2015 off on the right foot. Remember: stay hydrated!