HANGOVER REMEDIES

Is there a magic cure for hangovers? No need to get tense or lose sleep over it. There are alternatives available that can help you come out of nausea, fatigue, headache that happens the morning after drinking. Try them out and see them work.

HANGOVER REMEDIESRemedy 1 # Rehydration: Getting into a state of hangover means the body has become dehydrated. Therefore, it becomes essential to fuel up the body with fluids, in the form of water.

Apart from drinking water, coconut water, ginger ale and sports drinks that are rich in electrolytes become the true saviour in such situations. Fluids that are sodium-balanced in the form of magnesium, potassium and calcium help restore body nutrients which the alcoholic beverages may have stripped you of.

Coffee and caffeinated beverages should be strictly avoided as they end up dehydrating you. Rather, take Ginger Tea as it fights nausea that happens due to hangovers and motion sickness. You can also try sipping hot water with honey and lemon. While lemons help replenish the lost vitamins, honey helps in maintaining the much-needed blood sugar levels.

Remedy 2 # Painkillers: Headaches are a common sight after excessive drinking. To come out of it, pain killers such as Aspirin or for that matter Ibuprofen prove to be helpful. Acetaminophen should be avoided as it can cause liver damage. Remember, not to take excessive medication as it can cause long-term liver damage.

Put an ice compress on the aching head for relief or just rinse a washcloth under cold water, place it on your forehead and rest.

Remedy 3 # Eat: Foods such as crackers and toast help in fighting nausea. Taking them helps recover from the hangover. Make sure to avoid spicy and oily foods since they are difficult to digest and further increase the feeling of nausea. Consuming potatoes with milk helps as it restores the body minerals such as potassium and magnesium that are lost with excessive drinking.

Bananas are your best friend! While you were drunk and peeing like a racehorse, lots of potassium drained from your body. Eating a banana bursting with potassium will give you some giddy-up and go. All you have to do is peel and eat.

Remedy 4 # Abstain from Drinking Alcohol: Many excessive drinkers are under the false hope that drinking alcohol after a hangover helps get out of it. But that’s a mistake. In fact, doing so may make you feel temporarily better but cause you damage instead. If you still need to drink, have Bloody Mary or cold beer, but don’t mistake it to be a remedy to be taken each time you feel drunk.

Remedy 5 # Get Back to Sleep: Alcohol is one of the main factors that contribute to loss of sleep. To recover from hangover, go back to sleep that will help you feel better soon.

Remedy 6 # No Loud Music or Bright Lights: As per research, hangovers lead to a sense of hypersensitivity when it comes to hearing noise or seeing light. Therefore, it makes better sense to avoid listening to loud music or looking at bright lights.

Remedy 7 # Run, Light Walk or Swim: Any type of light exercise leads to release of endorphins. This helps improve the mood which is a must after experiencing hangover. The best part of this exercise is that it metabolises alcohol, enabling it to leave your body system faster.

Getting out of a hangover can be tough and painful. Try and escape it in the first place.