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5 Tips On Coping With A Hangover

5 Tips On Coping With A Hangover

5 Tips On Coping With A Hangover

I’m sorry to be the one to break it to you, but hangover cures are actually a myth. If you’ve ever been in the position where you’ve had too much to drink the night before, you’ll know all too well that it can lead to symptoms such as dizziness, nausea and, of course, the desire to feel sorry for yourself and to stay in bed for as long as you can. If you’re the sort of person who repeats this mistake each time you go out and are looking for ways of coping with a hangover, then these tips will be incredibly handy for you!

1. Rehydrate Yourself

You might have already heard the phrase ‘broken the seal’, but if you haven’t, it basically means that when you’re under the influence and have gone to the toilet once, you’re going to keep wanting to go throughout the night. Going to the toilet more often will lead you dehydrated, which is why your mouth feels so horribly dry when you wake up. The best thing you can do to avoid this is drink a pint of water before you go to sleep, or leave a glass by your bed ready to sip from if you wake up during the night. Rehydrating is the most important step in helping you reduce the symptoms of a hangover!

2. Painkillers

Of course, most people’s go to when they wake up is a good ol’ painkiller. If your head is banging and you don’t feel like the pain’s going to go away anytime soon, it might be for the best to take one or two to help reduce your discomfort. As well as this, some people are said to get muscle cramps the day after a heavy one – if this is the case for you, I’d definitely recommend taking a couple of painkillers. You might need the extra help!


3. Sugary Foods

Sometimes you might find that you wake up with trembly hands or legs, and you have no idea why. If this happens to you, then your best bet is filling your face with sugary foods – not too many, though, otherwise it might make you feel worse and leave you stuck with your head over a toilet! Another method you might want to try is dissolving six teaspoons of sugar and half a level teaspoon of salt into a litre of water and sipping this throughout the day. This will act as a sort of ‘rehydration’ drink for you, helping you to replace both the water that you’ve lost as well as the sugars.

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4. Have A Nourishing Breakfast

We often don’t feel up to eating when we wake up with a hangover – the sickness in our stomachs make us believe that whatever we eat will just be thrown up again not long after. While this may be the case, it’s extremely important that you have a good breakfast anyway, and make up for all the vitamins and minerals that your body lost while processing all the alcohol you consumed. Whether it’s just a bowl of cereal or a slice of wholemeal toast with a chopped up banana, eating something substantial will likely help you feel better in no time.


5. Avoid ‘The Hair of The Dog’

For some reason, it’s a common concept that more alcohol is the answer to curing a hangover. This is most certainly not true – realistically, all it’s going to do is postpone your symptoms to later on in the day. Honestly, don’t put your hangover off. It will inevitably just make you feel worse in the long run, and you’ll have more problems to juggle than just a bad headache or a sickening feeling in your stomach.

Do you have any tips on coping with a hangover? Let us know in the comments below!

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