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How to treat hangover the morning after too much party. Simple tricks to treat symptoms of hangover and feel better.

Updated on October 14, 2012


Headache is one of the most common symptoms of hangover.
Headache is one of the most common symptoms of hangover.

What is a hangover?

If you are planning to drink alcohol, you need to have a plan for recovery. You could prevent hangover from ever happening, or at least minimize its effects the day after too much drinking.

Simply put, hangover is a body reaction to dehydration. The headache means brain has been dried by consumed alcohol. The alcohol that causes a headache and upset stomach in the morning, has caused a pleasant lightheaded feeling (while popping brain cells) the night before.

The easiest cure for hangover is not to drink to excess.

The second easiest cure is to drink a large glass of water right after the night of drinking and before retiring for the night.

The rest of the cures are good for the morning after. I am talking about the type of morning when simply getting up and around feels like too big of a task.

What to do when you have a hangover.

  • To cure a hangover, drink water, drink water, drink water. OR
  • Drink fruit juice, which gives you some sugars, vitamins and liquid you need. OR
  • Drink milk, which could calm your stomach lining temporarily inflamed by alcohol. OR
  • Eat a banana, this also could calm your stomach lining. OR
  • Drink coffee or tea for the extra kick of caffeine to help you wake up. OR
  • Take a pain reliever with a large glass of water. OR
  • If you are planning to take it easy for the day and stay home, have a small shot of whatever you have left. Be aware, however, that while the alcohol gives you a temporal relief from the original hangover, it also will increase the severity of dehydration. Drink more water. AND
  • Rest as much as you can. You will feel better soon.

Please remember that alcohol takes several hours to leave the system, so driving or operating dangerous machinery with a bad hangover is strongly discouraged.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hello, Queen . . .Voted up and away on this masterpiece. Where were you years ago when I needed this? No joke. I myself could write heart-wrenching stories about hang-overs, dry heaves, and near-death experiences with booze, but no more. I am a sober man, thank God and plan on staying that way. But anyway, I love your style of writing. I hope someone (like the former ME), who just has to abuse booze, will read this first. Queen, you're a treasure.

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      Queen Bumble Bee 5 years ago from My Queendom

      What an interesting tradition! When ever you could donate blood, and for what ever reason - do it. Thank you for doing it and very possibly saving lifes!

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      ptosis 5 years ago from Arizona

      I remember way long ago when after donating whole blood I was offered a whiskey or orange juice. That one shot of whiskey really hit me. I discovered the best prevention for hangovers.

      For years on New Years Eve I would donate blood and be a cheap date. The next morning drink water and get drunk again. The nurses didn't like it when it happened on a Sunday But I say "You all always crying about not enough blood during the holidays - It's now or never."

      I don't party like in my younger days but every once in awhile still donate blood - lifetime donation about 3 gallons.