Fight off your hangover in no time
If you were naughty enough and didn’t follow my pre- and while-drinking tips (link to posts) to avoid a hangover, here you are. Swearing to the entire universe for combining forces and making you feel like crap. Ha! It’s not the universe. It was you. Anyway, I love you too much to leave you feeling this way. But honey don’t be spoiled. Follow these damn tips!
Order the eggs: Eggs are an awesome source of cysteine, which helps break down a headache-causing toxin that’s produced when your body digests alcohol. Go with a plain poached egg or dry omelet, which won’t upset your stomach as much as greasy bacon or a heavy breakfast.
Or that honey, honey: The National Headache Foundation recommends a piece of toast slathered with fructose-loaded honey.
Oh yes- or bland carbs: They absorb any alcohol left in the stomach, provide sugar, and combat nausea.
Drink Plenty of Water: Alcohol is a diuretic, making you pee more than if you were drinking an equal amount of pure water – thus leading to dehydration – duh! Although dehydration is not considered to be the main cause of hangovers, it may contribute to symptoms like thirst, headache, fatigue, and dry mouth. Fortunately, dehydration is very easy to avoid. Just make sure to drink enough water.
Try Alka-Seltzer Morning Relief: These tablets contain caffeine and aspirin, which offer energy and headache relief. But too much aspirin can cause stomach bleeding in some drinkers.
Take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, like ibuprofen: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories provide headache relief without upsetting the stomach—just don’t make them a habit, since some doctors believe they react with alcohol to damage the liver.
Sleep. Again? YES, again: People sleep poorly after a night of drinking. Alcohol will put you to sleep quickly, but when it begins to wear off several hours later, the withdrawal your body feels can disrupt sleep and jolt you awake. Your foggy brain and achy body will thank you. The body’s got an amazing capacity to heal on its own.