We recommend safe drinking and not drinking above your daily unit allowances, however if it’s too late for that then here are some tips:
Hangover cures are usually a myth. The best way to avoid a hangover is not to drink, or to do it sensibly and within the recommended limits.
To keep hangovers away:
- Don’t drink on an empty stomach, the food will slow down the body’s absorbtion of alcohol.
- Drink water or other non-fizzy drinks in between the alcoholic ones. Fizzy drinks speed up the absorbtion of alcohol into your body.
- Drink lots of water before you go to bed to re-hydrate before you go to sleep! Keep a glass of water by your bed during the night.
The Morning After:
- If you wake up feeling terrible then you probably haven’t stuck to the recommended limits. There are no cures for hangovers however there are some ways to ease the symptoms.
- Rehydrating the body is the most important aim! This will help with all symptoms.
- Sugary foods may help you feel less trembly, however healthier foods will help you feel better in the long run.
- Bouillon soup is a good source of vitamins and minerals and it’s main advantage is that it’s easy for a fragile stomach to digest.
- ‘Hair of the dog’ (drinking more alcohol) will not help, you will simply be delaying the symptoms until the alcohol wears off again.
- You should wait at least 48 hours to drink again to give your liver and the rest of your body time to recover.
Visit our A-Z on Alcohol http://red-button.org/a-z/alcohol/ to get more information and to know your daily limits.