Hangovers are merely Mother Nature’s way of telling you that you had way too much fun the night before.
Don’t despair, here are ten hangover cures that just might do the trick and get you back on your feet for lectures.
Time heals all wounds, including hangovers .You drank way too much, so you deserve a good dose of zzzzzz.
This is particularly good if you can find someone to wait on your every need!
You won’t actually be sweating out that tequila when you start exercising the morning after. But it can help in the way of endorphins!
3. Soda water
Rather than just drinking water, have soda water- the fizziness will help reduce the amount of acetaldehyde in your system. Unless you do chemistry, acetaldehyde probably won’t mean much to you! But essentially, soda water helps your liver to get rid of all the nasty toxins.
Aim for a big glass, add a dash of lemon and consume with cucumbers on your eyes to reduce puffiness.
4. Tactical chunder (aka TC)
Not a great look, but can be a complete saviour.
5. Chow down
Thrown some amazing shapes in Klute last night? You probably burnt your fair share of calories and therefore are fully entitled to a big greasy fry up.
If you live in college that means a nasty wake up call at 8am to get hot breakfast- in which case might be best to stock up on microwaveable bacon and sausage- mmm tasty!
If you’re having a fry up, include tomatoes! They’re rich in vitamin C, which you will need after a night of drinking. Also they can be raw or eaten with pretty much everything: soup, pasta, pizza.
7. Easy on the painkillers
Think twice about going straight to painkillers because alcohol is an irritant to the stomach, so aspirin and ibuprofen (also irritants) will only make matters worse.
Avoid dark coloured drinks like red wine and brandy, and stick to lighter colours.
These contain less chemicals called ‘congeners’ which cause the worst kind of hangovers.
9. Hair of the Dog
Tried all of the above? This is not one for the faint-hearted. While your body is busy dealing with a new intake of booze, it suspends its torture. But once you stop drinking you’re likely to go back to hangover hell.
If you’re feeling brave, why not try a Bloody Mary?
10. Blame biology
If you’re lucky, you might be among the privileged 23% of the human gene pool with a biological resistance to hangovers. You may be smug but chances are you’re nursing the rest of us!