Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (Anti Hangover Help)Posted: 17th of March 2015 by
Firstly, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Now, down to business. St. Patrick’s Day may be a day when some like to celebrate their Irish heritage or all things from the Emerald Isle, but for many others it means drinking alcohol. In fact, so strong are the ties between a well-known brand of stout and St. Patrick’s Day that you simply can’t go through the day without having a tipple or two. However, one can lead to two, which can lead to a few too many. So, if this is you, before your head feels too bad to read, here are a few hang-over tips for the morning!
- Don’t Drink Too Much
Too obvious? Yeah, we know, but it’s worth saying again. You should know your limits and not drink too much or too quickly – more than about one per hour and your body will start to struggle to process the alcohol. Eat before you go out and drink some water alongside your alcohol. If you are wondering whether to have another drink or not it’s usually a sign that you shouldn’t!
Alcohol is a diuretic – which means it makes you go to the toilet more than usual, and can leave you feeling dehydrated. Again, it is worth keeping your H2O topped up across the evening, but failing that, drink some water before you go to bed.
Some people like a shot of coffee to give them a boost when they are hung-over. Others don’t. Caffeine can also cause dehydration – so make sure to keep that water going in too!
If your stomach is feeling bad grab some toast or crackers. The carbs will help boost your blood sugar levels stopping you feeling irritable and tired.
- Take A Tablet
Painkillers will also help ease your hangover – stick to the recommended dose and go for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (aspirin and ibuprofen). These are easier on your liver while it tries to deal with the alcohol you have filtered through it.
Avoid having another drink as ‘hair of the dog’ in the morning as this will only delay the inevitable, while sugary drinks may give you a little sugar boost the next morning, their effects are really little better than drinking water for a hangover – save your money.
So, there it is, if you are hung-over, the best thing you can do is drink plenty of water, take a tablet for the pain, and deal with it! Ideally, eat before you go out and don’t drink too much in the first place – but you knew that already!
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