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The How-To Lounge: Curing a Hangover

It's Monday morning and you had a big weekend... are you still feeling the effects of all the alcohol you drank? Chances are you have suffered from a bad hangover on a day where you need to look your best and be on your toes, so hopefully these tips will help cure the product of the previous night.

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  • Since alcohol will dehydrate you, make sure to load up on water throughout the day and alternate every alcoholic drink with a glass of water. Most importantly, load up on water before you go to bed and keep a full glass next to your bed
  • Never drink on an empty stomach. Opt for foods rich in carbohydrates and fat as fatty foods slow the absorption of alcohol
  • Avoid cheap booze; stick with top shelf alcohol. It might be more expensive but it will be well worth it the next morning
  • Pace yourself and know your limits
  • Your skin will also feel the effects of dehydration from alcohol, so before you go to bed, slather on face moisturizer to prevent that dry feeling when you wake up
  • Since drinking causes puffiness around your eyes, try sleeping on an extra pillow and don't forget eye cream
  • Even if you are running late the next morning, don't skip your morning shower. Since alcohol resides in your pores, the steam from your hot shower will help sweat out the alcohol and the smell
  • If you wake up with a headache, take ibuprofen and eat a hearty breakfast. Sports drinks like Gatorade will help re-hydrate your loss of electrolytes
  • The best cure from a long night is rest, so make sure to listen to your body

Even if you follow every preventative measure, if you drink too much, you will have a hangover. I hope these tips help, and remember, never drink and drive, and always drink responsibly.


Join The Conversation
Witchy-Ways Witchy-Ways 8 years
@ bearbizzle I'm sorry to say so but not everybody who drinks on a regular basis has to become an alcoholic. Otherwise, my college friends would ALL have a serious problem.
Bekah75 Bekah75 10 years
Yes, top-shelf is the way to go, and moderation :) Thanks for the tips!
andaman andaman 10 years
or better give it up!
andaman andaman 10 years
to cure it is not to drink so much in the first place!
bearbizzle bearbizzle 10 years
the trick is... don't drink so much! also, the more fruity/sweet a drink, the more hungover you will be in the morning. ...the advice of drinking a bloody mary is cool, if you are on the path to alcoholism... think!
ChiTownEm ChiTownEm 10 years
A weird trick I learned in college was to keep some Pedialyte on hand. (That drink for babies) It is designed to replenish electrolytes and aid in getting over dehydration. Honestly, in a pinch it can work wonders.
JessNess JessNess 10 years
Eating before you drink always does the trick But nothing is like having a hangover, hanging out in your pjs and eating burritos
miss-britt miss-britt 10 years
this advice would have really help a couple of weekends ago. I had by far the worst hangover and had no clue how to cure it. ****"Everything in life is only for now."-Avenue Q****
cubadog cubadog 10 years
I drink a big Nalgene bottle of water the night before and than have some greasy, yummy thing in the morning. Usually has eggs with cheese the B vitamins help a hangover.
EmilyCo23 EmilyCo23 10 years
greasy pizza... that works for me!
pixiechick pixiechick 10 years
No ones ever tried those hangover pills you take before you drink??
partysugar partysugar 10 years
Or if you are hung over on a day that you don't have to work, try making a bloody mary.
kendalheart kendalheart 10 years
I like vitamin water to drink... I learned the no cheap booze thing a long time ago!
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
I prefer Smart Water over gatorade and stuff like that because it doesnt have the bad stuff like calories because if you have drank enough to be hung over, you have already had your intake of calories for a week!
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