Hangovers are said to be caused by excessive alcohol consumption. Alcohol makes you sleepy but decreases the quality of your sleep. When you wake up, you may feel fuzzy, woolly-headed and deprived of sleep. Alcohol causes excess urination and this leaves you feeling dizzy and dehydrated. Impurities like congeners in the alcohol may also invoke a nauseous feeling as a form of a hangover. The intensity of hangovers may rest on the different kinds of alcohol or the people consuming it. While some get away with it just with a mild tiredness, some wake up to unbearable throbbing headaches. If you belong to the latter category, here are some home remedies for a hangover:
Water is the prime remedy for curing hangovers. This means you keep managing to drink water in-between your shots. Owing to the diuretic nature of alcohol, you may have experienced frequent trips to the washroom. You have to stick onto constantly rehydrating your body and not let alcohol work its way to put that out our mind. Water consumption in large levels lessens the aftermath of alcohol ingestion. Your electrolyte loss caused by alcohol must be replaced not just by water but also by other rejuvenating drinks such as coconut water, fresh juices or sports drink.
You have to eat a hearty breakfast on your hangover morning and regain the electrolytes back. It is best to include crunchy bread toasts in your breakfast because the charred carbon crusts can filter the impurities discharged in the blood due to alcohol. Carbohydrates are always restorative nutrients. You may eat bread with eggs. The cysteine present in eggs breaks down the toxic contents of alcohol in your body.
To help replenish and restore the energy in your body as well as the lost electrolytes, sugar could be of great help. Sugar and one of its components, fructose helps in metabolism. They are quick to revitalize you and maintain your sugar levels while you booze. So, you feel less affected from dehydration. It’s good to consume sugar between your cocktails.
Ginger is always used to decrease the effects of nausea and vomiting. Ginger consumed with tangerine pith and brown sugar before drinking decreases the aftermath of drinking.
Lemon is rich in vitamins and enzymes that help metabolize alcohol quickly and erase the unhealthy impacts of alcohol such as headaches, drowsiness, and irritation. It is always taken by people who feel dehydrated or nauseated. A common use of lemon is by people traveling when they want to avoid motion sickness. One glass containing two teaspoons of lemon, two teaspoons of honey dissolved in warm water can be an effective solution that would reduce the severity of a hangover.
CAUTION: The notion that alcohol beats alcohol is near to what you could call a myth. The intake of alcohol, while you are in a hangover, numbs you for a while but it does no good to the internal harm that alcohol has left on your body! Follow these simple remedies at home to cure yourself of hangovers.