THE CURE TO HANGOVERS!
BEFORE THE NIGHT…
Line your stomach… We all have that one friend who thinks its clever not to eat anything all day then goes out drinking on am empty stomach, yes that’s why she ends up tucked up in bed by 10pm! The simple solution is to eat a greasy meal before you go out, the fat will help to line the walls of your stomach, which slows down the rate of alcohol absorption (note, it doesn’t stop it, just slows down) which means you’ll be less likely to wake up with a splitting headache, definitely worth doing!
Drink loads of water… So basically, not to go all science on y’all, but drinking alcohol blocks the creation of a chemical called vasopressin. This means that your kidneys will send water straight to the bladder instead of absorbing into the body and is the reason you need so many damn toilet trips once you ‘break the seal’.
DURING THE NIGHT….
Keep it light… As you’ve probably already figured from trial and error, different types of alcohol produce different types of hangover….
This is down to the congeners in the drink, something which is produced when the alcohol is fermented. Basically the more there are the more pants your hangover is likely to be. As a rule, there are more congeners in darker drinks such as red wine, whiskey or navy rum. White wine, vodka and gin on the other hand contain much less, so are a much better idea.
Keep drinking that water!… Yeah, we know, we mentioned this one already but drinking water while you’re out boogying and a bit when you get back will help to make sure you stay hydrated.
THE MORNING AFTER…
Eat sensibly… Eating, even if it seems like the worst idea in the world, is really important for getting you on the road to recovery. You can’t eat just anything, but there are a few options. Depending on how bad you feel, eggs or a fry up are a great option as they help replace fatty acids and break down the alcohol in your liver. If you’re feeling super delicate though steer clear; this could just make you feel sick.
A safer option to get you going is some mild flavoured carbohydrates such as toast or crackers, which should give you a boost without upsetting your fragile stomach too much.
Sleep it off… One of the other side effects of drinking is the disruption of your sleep cycle, which is one of the reasons you still feel a bit pants even if you did get a decent amount of sleep.
Combat this the only way you know how and just sleep some more. If you’re not going to be productive anyway, you might as well focus on getting right as rain.