Most of us have been there before, especially on vacation, you have a few too many and wake up feeling like you were run over by a truck. Of course the best advice is to pace yourself, hydrate and take ibuprofen BEFORE heading to bed. That doesn’t always happen, as we all know. The raging headache and sluggish feeling is the result of our bodies trying to force out the alcohol from our bodies.
So, if you do wake up with a horrible hangover and can’t spend the day in bed sleeping it off, here are a couple options.
1. Try Sprite to help with your hangover.
New research shows that it really helps to alleviate a hangover, even more than dark sodas. It promotes breakdown of something called acetaldehyde which causes the horrible hangover feeling.
2. Asparagus – Sure, not the first thing you think of when you wake up, but this vegetable can be a surprisingly good trick for curing a nasty hangover.
Contrary to the greasy burger and fries many of us use to get rid of the horrible feeling in our stomach from hangovers, Asparagus can help rid us of the hangover effect sooner. While it may not be the go to food item when waking up from a hangover, it sure does help.
3. Water – Alcohol dehydrates you, so water will help.
The best way to avoid hangovers too is to drink a glass of water in between drinks. But we often forget to do that. The next best thing is pounding a glass of water and ibuprofen before you go to sleep. The next bet thing after that is to drink plenty of water when you get up the next morning if you’ve got a hangover.
Bonus tip: Don’t get a hangover. No I’m not being a smart ass, read on.
Did you know there are many things that can prevent a hangover from happening. Yes, above, I stated drinking plenty of water before, during and after drinking. I can do the before and after but when I’m out enjoying cocktails and maybe some wine, I am terrible about trying to get a glass of water in between drinks. That is what is best recommended to simply avoid getting a hangover in the first place. But this is one thing that is a lot easier said than done.
Okay, well at least if you are a wine lover, here is a way to avoid those nasty wine hangovers. With PureWine filters, you can quickly remove the histamines and sulfites — the culprits behind those awful headaches the day after wine consumption. You just stir the wand in the wine prior to drinking and it rids it of the sulfites and histamines that can cause those awful wine hangovers. They are totally safe – made from BPA-free, food-grade plastics. The filters contain absorbent beads made from nano-pore™ resins that absorb histamines and sulfites without releasing any chemicals back into the wine.
These magic wands come in four packs and cost $9.99. Oh and don’t worry about storing the or even losing them because they are disposable.
Here’s what to avoid if you are nursing a hangover.
Herbal teas might seem to be harmless and soothing even. But avoid them if you are nursing a hangover. In this case research suggests they are working against our bodies in fighting a hangover. While the chemical acetaldehyde is broken down by sodas like Sprite, it is found that herbal teas help to increase production of this.