Americans drink the most alcohol between December and March. This probably comes as no surprise given the holiday season and the fact that staying warm at home with a mug of mulled wine often sounds more desirable than weathering the winter cold. But with the consumption of alcohol, can come a wretched hangover. Here’s what you can have on hand to help you fight the morning after:
Alcohol consumption can lower the supply of oxygen to the brain. Keeping a can of Boost Oxygen handy after a night of hard drinking can help with your hangover recovery. Supplemental oxygen can help alleviate your hangover symptoms.
Water is crucial for curing a hangover since drinking alcohol can cause dehydration. Water replaces the fluids you lost the night before due to numerous beverages. For your next bar hop, be sure to order a glass of water with every cocktail you consume, that will help you stay hydrated through the night.
Throwing back shots of tequila can cause you to wake up with low blood sugar since alcohol increases insulin secretion. This is why you might wake up feeling tired and dizzy. It’s important to get your blood sugar back up so stick with something simple like crackers. Toast is easy on the stomach, too.
When all else fails and you just need to lay in bed and nurse your splitting headache, try a cold compress on your forehead to help alleviate the pain. Be sure to alternate 15 minutes on, 15 minutes off so you don’t overdo it.
Ultimately, the best way to cure your hangover is through prevention. Limit drinks to one an hour and drink water while you tear up the town.