We're sure you all had a blast on New Year's Eve, but were not prepared for the consequences!
Over the years, dozens of remedies have popped up to cure the ever-hateful hangover. But which one is right for you? And which ones don't even work at all? Read on for all the answers you seek, hard-partiers!
First and foremost, no matter what your frat brothers tell you, do not commence drinking more alcohol to subdue the alcohol. This is not like getting a flu shot. Putting more alcohol in your system will not combat the amount of it already inside you. So put that out of your brain.
Next, though you might have the munchies, eating a full, greasy, bacon-loving breakfast is not a good idea. What tastes good going down won't taste so great coming back up! Stick to dry toast or cereal. One other suggestion? Honey sandwiches! May sound kind of gross, but there are those who swear by them and some researchers have found that they help with the queasiness.
Alka-Seltzer and aspirin are good friends to you too, unless you are a really heavy drinker. Then, you might have done some real damage to your stomach and both pain-relievers could do more harm than good to you. But, if you are a once a year partier, then allow the bubbles to sooth away the vomit-urges!
For the longest time, coffee seemed to be the the tried-and-true way of curing the next morning drunky blues, but if you are a regular coffee drinker, it isn't going to do much for you. In fact, researchers have found that depending on the person, the caffeine could actually make your aches that much worse. Instead, try a sports drink to rehydrate your system. And if you can manage it (and we do mean if) try some sleep. Real, deep sleep. Sources have found that sleep deprivation really makes hangover symptoms much worse, so if you can sleep it off, DO IT!
Hope this helps your aching heads this morning!
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