We can all agree that hangovers are the worst, but let’s be real, no matter how many times you feel crappy and claim for the 800th time that you’re never drinking again, you’re not going to give up your vodka, tequila or cabernet. With the impending holiday, and all of its drinking glory, there is no better time than now for us to share some hangover cures with you.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
Hydration isn’t just about the night you’re hungover – it’s important to stay hydrated every day. Overcompensating the morning after going out won’t help you out. If you stay hydrated and drink enough water daily, then you won’t wake up in the morning parched and desperately trying to reach that bottle of water or Gatorade.
Hit the bottle…of Pedialyte
If you haven’t been regularly hydrating throughout the week and water isn’t cutting it, try Pedialyte. Although intended for dehydrated children, it has the nutrients to help a hangover. Packed with sodium and potassium (more concentrated than Gatorade), it allows your body to retain more water.
Power through and work out.
Just because you’re tired and achy doesn’t mean you should abandon your fitness routine. Make sure to try to get to the gym or put on your favorite yoga video and try to sweat it all out.
While essential oils are gaining popularity, many people don’t know how to properly use these oils to benefit and heal your body. If you are feeling hungover, apply white flower oil to the nape of your neck and onto your temples for instant relief.
Nom, nom, nom.
What you eat on a hungover morning could make or break the rest of your day. The original hangover breakfast is eggs benedict. In the 1890s, a well-to-do stockbroker partied a little too hard and demanded that the Waldorf-Astoria create him this crazy sandwich. A few edits were made to the breakfast and the hotel ended up adding it onto their regular menu. Now you can find it at almost any breakfast establishment with a different twist on the classic hangover cure.
Vitamin B Complex.
Alcohol depletes your stores of vitamin B. By taking one dose before drinking and another the morning after, it will help fill your nutrient gaps caused by drinking. Also, taking a few aspirin before bed might do the trick.
Get a good night’s sleep.
Easier said than done when you’re trying to sleep after having a little too much to drink. Try using reBloom, an all-natural sleep aid. After drinking the herbal blend, you’ll drift off into a pleasant slumber within 20 minutes. Better yet, you’ll wake up with less of a hangover, since lack of sleep is the biggest contributor.