Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Dealing with Hangovers.

We all know St Patrick's day is coming. It is a fun day that you will just barely remember if done right. The down side to the holiday is the morning (or afternoon) the next day. That hangover that hits some harder than others. It is alright, there are ways to deal with a hangover.

Waking up hungover is a horrid experience, but there are very easy steps to deal with it. First, have drink, not a big one, a good shot or a mixed drink depending how much work you want to do. Having more alcohol will get rid of some of the symptoms, but they will return if you don't follow the next step. Now that you have had a little more booze, drink lots of water or better still Gatorade (any non-caffeinated sports drink will do). The hangover is caused mostly by dehydration, so the water or sports drink will hydrate you. Sports drinks are better for a number reasons, one they have some calories your body needs, secondly they give your body back some of salts and other nutrients that likely left your body in some way the night before. Now that you are hydrated have a nice meal with some good protein and you should be ready to face whatever the day has in store for you. That is all you have to do. Vodka is a good choice that first step, and eggs work well for the meal. Keep in mind, too much more alcohol will make things worse.

Now some people would rather avoid the hangover altogether. If you are planning to drink heavily avoiding a hangover is almost impossible. Some are lucky and have the genetics to not be troubled by hangovers, this doesn't help the remainder of the population. You could not drink; but whats the fun in that? You can lessen the effects of hangover by avoiding mixing alcohol and caffeine, and by mixing your booze with fruit juice. The fruit juice method can have its own problems as too much sugar can lead to hangover like effects.

Hope you all have a good time on St Patrick's day. Luckily it is on a Saturday this year, so the hangover won't be as big of a problem. This advice should serve you well for years to come. 

8 comments:

  1. How I prevent a hangover:

    - Take one paracetamol tablet (at the VERY most, two) before going to bed.

    - Next day no hangover.

    I don't know how this will affect other people though because I haven't told anyone else. It's worth a shot, I mean it's just paracetamol, not aspirin.

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  2. full english breakfast and loads of tea followed by a lie down. works every time.

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  3. I can't afford to get hungover this weekend. Too many papers to write. :(

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  4. Haha, I guess it's a good thing I'm not old enough to drink in this case.

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  5. Nice tips, hangovers are surely a pain in the a**.

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  6. I didn't even drink at all. Saved me the trouble.

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  7. I am not able to drink any alcohol after i was drinking the night before. I would puke even after smelling some alcohol. Not gonna work for me but good tips dude

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