Hangover Remedies

Having a drink is something many of us may enjoy, but waking up the next morning to a bad hangover is something I’m sure we all detest! A hangover will include symptoms of tiredness and fatigue, headache, nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, muscle aches etc.

Hangover Remedies

Here are five remedies you can try to get rid of your hangover as soon as possible!

1. Drink a lot of fluids:

Staying hydrated is one of the best and most effective cures for a hangover and the best fluid to have, apart from the other non-alcoholic drinks, is of course – water! Alcohol is diuretic in nature. This means that after consuming alcohol, the body’s urge for urination will be more frequent and therefore, the body loses fluid on frequent urination and can get severely dehydrated if too much alcohol has been consumed (in case of hangovers). Therefore staying hydrated will help in two ways, to rehydrate the body while it can also help the body flush out the excess alcohol by inducing urination.

Have chamomile tea, chamomile increases the levels of serotonin and melatonin in the body that helps to reduce the anxiety and the stress produced by a hangover.

2. Catch up on your sleep:

Well, for this one, it is important to know that the lack of sleep is not the reason for the hangover, but the alcohol is. So, when the body is under the influence of too much alcohol, there could be a possibility that the person’s regular sleep pattern or sleep cycle maybe disturbed or disrupted, making the hangover worse than it already is, which means the symptoms of the hangover like fatigue, headaches etc, will increase due to lack of sleep. So catching up on your sleep, will give the body some time to recover and recuperate, while it also helps reduce the symptoms of the hangover and make it more bearable.

3. Take a brisk walk:

Well, this is not something a person with a hangover would enjoy, but that being said, this can be an effective remedy to reduce the effects of the hangover. Any form of physical exercise will help get the body moving and promote better blood circulation in the body. This will help promote more blood blow to the brain and other parts of the body, which will help relieve the symptoms of the hangover like muscle aches, headaches and fatigue. On the other hand, while you exercise, you rake up a sweat and sweat is a good way of getting rid of the toxins in the body.

4. Healthy breakfast:

Eating a heavy breakfast when hungover, is very important. Eating heavy will help maintain the body’s blood sugar levels, even though blood sugar is not a cause of a hangover, but it is often associated with hangovers. How, you may ask? Well, low blood sugar levels can be the reasons for some of the symptoms of a hangover like fatigue, nausea, headache, weakness etc. therefore, eating well, can help cure or reduce the symptoms of the hangover, indirectly. Have food rich in vitamin C like berries or amla.  Bananas are a good source of B6, a vitamin that is also purported to help with hangover.

Here’s a tip for next time: If you plan to go out for a party or enjoy a few drinks, just remember that in order to avoid the hangover the next day, eat a heavy snack before you start drinking. This will help reduce and slow down the absorption of the alcohol content in the body and reduce the effects of a hangover.

5. Sip on coffee or ginger tea:

Well, this one is for sure practiced by many irrespective of whether you have a hangover or not. Caffeine is a stimulant by itself and is found in coffee and tea. Drinking these beverages can help act as stimulant for the body and help you get out of the state of grogginess and make you feel more refreshed and revived. Sip on ginger Tea, add chopped ginger in water and sip on it while warm.

Caution: Do not overdo this, especially with coffee, as coffee is a diuretic by nature and consuming too much of coffee with make the body feel dehydrated and can worsen the already existing symptoms of the hangover. So maybe a cup or two at spaced intervals should be sufficient to give your mood a boost.