Revelry Recovery: The Best Hangover Cures After a Girls’ Night Out
- November 26, 2018
- By Admin: Our Big Fun Party
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Who doesn’t love to go on great girls’ night out?
And who hasn’t felt a bit worse for wear the next day?
Well, you are not alone. Most drinkers at some point are going to experience the dreaded hangover.
Hangovers aren’t the same for everyone. Some people might have a headache while others feel nauseous or dizzy. But if you have slightly too much of a good time on your girls’ night out, you probably will suffer some side effects.
But never fear! Hangovers can be cured, and our handy guide to the best hangover cures will have you feeling as right as rain in no time.
What Is A Hangover?
Before you start trying to cure a hangover, it helps to know exactly what is making you feel groggy.
Hangovers affect lots of parts of your body including your head, your liver, and your stomach.
Typical hangover symptoms are headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and fatigue. Sound familiar?
Too much alcohol can leave you dehydrated and can affect your immune system. So as soon as you start to feel a hangover creeping up on you – it’s time to start thinking about some hangover remedies.
One of the main reasons you might feel ill the day after a great night out is that you are dehydrated.
Alcohol interferes with your fluid balance, so you might find yourself taking more trips to the ladies’ room over the course of your evening. The end result is that you become dehydrated.
Some drinks are more dehydrating than others, but drinking any alcohol at all will still leave you less hydrated.
Dehydration can be quite dangerous, often because you don’t necessarily feel thirsty, so don’t reach out for something to drink. But just because you don’t feel parched, doesn’t mean you don’t need to re-hydrate.
And the most effective way to re-hydrate? Drink water.
Yep, good old-fashioned water is the best (and cheapest) way to start getting your body back on track and replacing those precious fluids. Other soft drinks can help too, and soda with sugar can give you a bit more energy but are not as kind to your stomach.
Wake up and Smell the Coffee
We all know how hard it is to get going in the morning after a great night out. When all you want to do is snuggle down in your bed and avoid facing the day.
A good strong cup of fresh coffee will give you an energy boost like no other, and help you get going again.
Be careful though. Caffeine is a temporary measure and so watch out for caffeine withdrawal headaches – which could make you feel worse. It’s best to make sure you also drink plenty of water with your cup of coffee.
Knock the Pain on the Head
So you’re drinking lots of water and that headache still isn’t shifting. Maybe it’s time to bring out the big guns.
Painkillers are there for a reason. Yup, to kill that pain. If you are re-hydrated and still can’t get rid of that pesky headache then taking some over-the-counter painkillers should sort you straight out.
Regular aspirin or paracetamol are useful items in any hangover toolkit. But watch out for any medication like Tylenol that could make you drowsy. No one wants to see you face down at your desk at work!
Get Some Electrolytes
What are they, you might be asking.
Electrolytes are salts and minerals, such as sodium and potassium which are found in the blood. When you drink alcohol, it can interfere with your electrolyte balance and that can cause headaches and dizziness.
So the next morning, think about taking in some more of these minerals by drinking a sports drink such as Gatorade or Powerade.
Or if you’d prefer a more natural alternative, coconut water has all the good stuff in it and is soothing to the stomach.
Don’t Forget to Eat!
With all this talk of keeping hydrated and drinking water, and coffee, and Gatorade, it’s easy to forget to actually eat. Especially if you might be feeling a bit queasy. But food is your friend.
Eating something nutritious and filling the next day, like eggs on toast. Eggs contain a substance called cysteine which helps break down some of the harmful toxins that might still be in your body after a night out.
Toast or other carbohydrates will help restore your energy levels and soak up some of those martinis from the night before.
Bananas are also a good cure for a hangover. They’re packed full of potassium, which is one of our friends – an electrolyte. They’re also super easy to eat, need no cooking or preparation. The ultimate hangover food.
Of course, eating while you’re actually drinking will help prevent some hangover symptoms in the first place. So check out our guide to party foods too.
Prevention Is Better Than Cure
Of course, the most effective hangover remedy is to try and avoid one in the first place.
There are plenty of measures you can take to try and prevent a hangover after your girls’ night out.
Trying to prevent a hangover doesn’t have to mean you miss out on all the fun though. There are plenty of things you can do, like alternate your drinks with some water or juice, and make sure you eat while you’re drinking, that still allows you to have a great time while trying to avoid the dreaded hangover. Why not check out our own guide full of top tips for hangover prevention.
Now You Have the Best Hangover Cures…
Don’t let all this talk of hangovers put you off having a great night out though. We are all about the partying, and we want you to have the best time – but don’t want you to regret it.
The best hangover cures are all about common sense.
- drink plenty of water
- make sure you eat
- bananas are your friends
Now, it’s time to start planning your next girls’ night out!