Hangover Survival Guide: Home Remedies to Make You Feel Better

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This post may save your life, or at least, get rid of a painful headache and irritating dizziness. Catch the following home remedies that can surely make you feel better. You deserve to be sober because last night’s bliss and fun shouldn’t make you suffer the next morning.

hangover remedy 1Whether it’s wine, whiskey, or pints of beer, drinking too much is likely to cause plethra of symptoms. This includes headache, drowsiness, concentration problems, dry mouth, dizziness, fatigue, gastrointestinal distress (e.g., vomiting), an absence of hunger, depression, sweating, nausea, hyper-excitability, and anxiety the next morning. Fortunately, there are ways to counteract some of the negative effects the body suffers when we overindulge. And it all starts with understanding how a hangover works.

A hangover is the experience of various unpleasant physiological and psychological effects following the consumption of ethanol, as found in wine, beer, and other distilled spirits. Normal hangover symptoms such as nausea, sensitivity to light, muscle aches, diarrhea, and even decreased motor skills are all caused by changes in body chemistry due to changing hormone levels and how the chemicals in alcohol affect the body. And since hangovers can last for several hours and even over 24 hours, we try all possible ways to get rid of it and wake up as fresh as a daisy the morning-after. Read on and say goodbye to hangovers.

Don’t Get a Massage.

They say that a massage is perfect after getting drunk from last night’s party or bar hopping. However, science says otherwise. According to a recent study, getting a massage could actually make the symptoms worse.

A massage may help to move fluids around in your body, which could leave you slightly dehydrated. “Normally, this slight dehydration can be fixed with a quick drink of water, but if you are already dehydrated as a result of being hungover, a massage may only heighten this feeling,” press reader cited. In addition, while it’s normal to feel a bit sore after an especially deep massage, still having alcohol in your blood system could make this soreness even worse.

I will have someone come in, and they will say that they have been drinking the night before and that they are hung over,” Dennis Frymire, a therapist at Massage Envy in Chicago said in an interview. “You may feel great during the massage, but it may heighten your feelings of being hung over after the massage.”

So instead “pampering oneself” better try other do-it-yourself and home remedies to help you get back on your feet.

Drink Water.

Water remains the oldest and perhaps most effective treatment for a hangover. Though the exact reasons why this trick has gone quite effective. There is some interesting science behind it. Since alcohol dehydrates you, you need to ensure that you replenish the water you lost to a night of drinking can make you feel better, faster, not to mention its ability to reduce some of the main symptoms of hangovers, including thirst and headache.

Tip: You may opt to drink a glass of water (or another non-alcoholic beverage) in between drinks, and to have at least one big glass of water before going to sleep.

Skip The Bubbles.

If you really want to lessen the hassles of having hangovers, better opt out of champagne or other alcohol that’s mixed with carbonated beverages. Research shows that the bubbles may cause alcohol to be absorbed more quickly. For one, bubbles in Champagne may accelerate the absorption of alcohol so you get drunk faster, leading to bad hangovers.

Munch Some Eggs.

Whether sunny side up, scrambled, boiled, poached or in an omelet, eggs remain to be a great addition to our breakfast tables. When you have a hangover, certainly nothing is over easy, especially eggs as a possible cure. An egg is an awesome source of cysteine, which helps break down a headache-causing toxin that’s produced when your body digests alcohol.

Eggs also contain taurine, which has been shown to reverse liver damage caused by a night of heavy boozing.  Scramble them up with lots of veggies for added antioxidant power!

The infographic below shares with you the best food and drinks that can get you back on track after drinking so much alcohol.

hangover remedy 3Totally avoiding alcohol or drinking it in moderation remains to be the most effective ways to avoid a hangover.

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