Whoops I over did it again... How to get rid of a hangover
By Amy Shackell
As we get older, those few wines with the girls, (or lockdown happy hour as we call it in our house) catches up with us a lot quicker than it used to. Hangovers are rough enough, but hangovers in lockdown are truly a fresh circle of hell. So we’re breaking it down with some easy, reliable tips so you can avoid feeling like there’s a mosh pit in your brain.
Feeling like death? Yes. Is it the absolute last thing you want to do? Also yes, but many say when they have small tasks or obligations on their hangover days it can actually help them through the pain. By forcing your mind and body to rise above and focus on other things, even if it’s just a small mission to go get a coffee. Sometimes the best thing can be to just get going!
Sweat it out
Okay it maybe ambitious, but hear us out. Exercise and sweating it out can be another way of tackling the hangover demon head on. Exercise gives you endorphins to boost you through the pain, while also helping to remove any feelings of guilt from one too many margaritas.
Get plenty of sleep
This is an obvious one but really does make a difference. Alcohol can cause sleep disturbances and often effects the quality and duration of your sleep.
Though low to moderate amounts of alcohol may initially promote sleep, studies show that higher amounts and chronic use can ultimately disrupt sleep patterns
While a lack of sleep does not cause a hangover, it certainly can make your hangover worse.
Fatigue, headaches and irritability are all hangover symptoms that can be exacerbated by a lack of sleep.
So yes we are officially giving you the ok to spend some of the day on the couch napping.
Feel great. Hydrate.
The most powerful tool in your hangover prevention kit is also the most simple: H2O baby! To get maximum hydration either before or after a big night, healthy drinks like prickly pear water or cactus water as it is also known, are formulated with electrolytes and antioxidants to help replenish you. BetterDays cactus water contains nootropics and adaptogens, going way beyond your standard sports drink. Nootropics enhance brain function and memory, while adaptogens help your body respond to stress. Similar to sparkling water, cactus water is one of the healthiest drinks around and is the ultimate life saver in your hangover prevention toolkit. Stay sexy, hydrate.
If you find our first three solutions aren't possible, then you can always rely on the classics: hair of the dog and/or some form of edible grease. If there’s ever a time to indulge in a big ol’ burger, it’s when you’re feeling rough from living a little too large. Life’s all about balance.
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