Health: Stop a Hangover Dead Or At Least Make It Bearable
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After a night of partying, how do you stop hangover symptoms from rearing their very ugly heads the next morning? The cure to any hangover starts the night before, after you have tied one on and are ready to go to bed. Take some time and make sure some things get done before you pass out in bed.
Drink a big glass of water or a sports drink and eat something. Make the something you eat be high in protein and take an over the counter pain reliever. Since you have already over done it with the alcohol, try not to over do it with the food, you might just make yourself sick if you do.
Go take a quick shower and make it nice and hot. This will relax your muscles and get the bar smell off of you so you won’t wake up smelling like stale beer. When all this is done then go dive head first in bed and stay there the rest of the night and into the next morning. I have heard that you can’t really count the first two hours in bed as sleep because it is just you passed out. So, to get a good eight hours of sleep you will probably be in bed at least ten hours. Hopefully there will be nothing you have to do the next day so you can take it easy and rest up.
If everything has worked the way it should, you should have been able to stop hangover symptoms from ever starting. The next day, make sure you drink plenty of water to flush out your system. I cannot stress this enough, stay hydrated. alcohol is very drying and you will experience hangover symptoms if you do not hydrate yourself.
Remember that when choosing an over the counter pain reliever to steer clear of acetaminophen. Acetaminophen and alcohol do not mix and you will only manage to do harm to your liver. It may not be noticeable to begin with but if you take acetaminophen and drink to excess frequently then you may start to feel pain or other symptoms related to your liver after some time. Just do not do it. Choose an aspirin or ibuprofen to clear up any headache you have caused yourself.
Another thing you can do to try to do to stop hangover symptoms before they start is load up on your B vitamins. Get a good B-Complex vitamin from your local pharmacy and take one at each meal throughout the day the n when you go out that night your body is fortified against what ever you may put into it. when you get home take another one before you go to bed. Have a glass of water and the pill set right next to your bed so you will not forget. the the next morning, take another one for good measure. You should feel as though you did not drink at all. Of course none of this is written in stone so experiment with a few things and just remember to drink lots of water to stay hydrated.
This is not medical advice and should not be taken as medical advice. Consult with your personal physician or pharmacist before trying pain relievers or any type of medication, natural or otherwise.
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