National Hangover Day isn’t actually an officially recognized holiday, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. You know it, we know it, everyone knows it. Whether you drank a case of beer a bottle of wine, … or more, there is a strong chance that you’re going to wake up on January 1st feeling horrible, and it’s not the best way to bring in the new year. Still, you’ve been through this before, you’ve been through it every year, and it’s about time you find a way to mitigate it. Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as you think.
How to Tell if you have a Hangover
There are some people who are lucky enough to never have hangovers but if you are here reading this, there is a very good chance that you are in fact not one of those people. You may be dreading January 1st but that doesn’t mean you’re going to trade the white wine for a Sprite now does it? On the 1st you may wake up feeling incredibly tired, you may have an upset stomach, or you may even have a headache.
A little known fact is that our bodies are designed, by nature, to metabolize toxins (alcohol in this case) at a certain rate and if it is unable to do so, then you’re probably going to have a serious problem. We stay intoxicated for longer periods of time when we drink too much, and this contributes to that tired feelings. So how do we fix it? How do we make sure that we don’t wake up in the morning completely and utterly hating life? Fortunately, it’s not that difficult to control your hangover.
National Hangover Remedies that you Should Swear By
… ‘Cuz you can’t ‘pray the alcohol away’!
Take a Drink
We can’t say this enough: Make sure that you’re drinking enough water! When you’re drinking alcohol you need to stay hydrated, which also means you need to make sure you’re drinking water between beers, cocktails, or wine glasses. If you make the choice to skip this advice, you’re going to wake up with a hangover but it’s not too late to follow it; just keep drinking and keep making sure you flush those impurities out of your system. Alcohol is a toxin, after all.
Try Some Olive Oil
This probably sounds a bit odd but there are plenty of people who swear by it, actually. The idea is that some foods, olive oil in particular will grease up the intestines and make alcohol take much longer to absorb. This will reduce the risk of a hangover and allow you to have a much more enjoyable evening.
Eat some Sugar
We’re never much for eating excess amounts of sugar but if it’s going to help you get rid of that potential hangover then why not? It has been proven that fructose can in fact speed alcohol metabolism which keeps you from getting that hangover, so eat some candy, drink some coffee with sugar, and generally enjoy your night. It’s New Year’s Eve, you deserve it.
Go to Sleep
Honestly, sometimes you just need to go back to sleep rather than trying to face the day with a hangover. A few more hours in bed might just be exactly what you need!
National Hangover Day is right around the corner, and we know you’re not going to miss it; just make sure that you are properly prepared.