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Day After Drinking Hangover Tips

Updated on January 4, 2014

Tips For Curing A Hangover

Most adults have had atleast one time when they drank a little too much and paid the price the following day. If you are in this group, rather then taking all day to start feeling better, try some of these hangover cures for a fast recovery. Just about everyone who drinks has has a preferred method for the next day alchohol blues. I have listed some of my favorite ways to cure a hangover along with some other methods that people have submitted from around the world.

Drink Liquids Water GatoradeTo Rehydrate

One of the biggest problems with drinking too much is dehydration. The best thing you can do for your body and get on the road to feeling better is drinking water. Juices and gatorade are also an excellent source to replace vital nutrients and vitamins your body needs.

Orange juice is something that can really help. A good source of viatmin c has always helped me when I had a hangover. Some people say pickle juice is a great hangover remedy. Do not go for a "bloody mary" if you can help it. The 'hair of the dog" is basically just a quick fix and will not last. Adding more alchohol to the equation will only slow down the process in the end.

How about Alka Seltzer? Some people have reported that a glass of this drink has done wonders for them after a heavy night of drinking. Also remember that drinking coffee in the morning will most likely just dehydrate your body even more. There are plenty of vitamin packed juices and drinks for sale just about everywhere these days. Pick up some the night before if possible and have a couple drinks before going to sleep. (like you will remember that right?) Just dont go for the big energy drinks that are loaded with caffiene, this will actually have the opposite affect!

One thing that has always helped me is to eat while I drink. Some people dont like to but I can drink anything without eating. This is one of the reason I very rarely get a hangover to begin with. So if you know you are going out for a night of heavy drinking and having fun, think about eating a heavy meal before you go. If not, atleast have something to munch on while you are drinking to lessen the the effects.

Try Eggs Or Bananas As A Hangover Cure?

Believe it or not, eggs can help remove hangover symptoms by breaking down the acetaldehyde in the body. This will help you to recover faster and start feeling better. Since we may be talking about breakfast here, what about bananas? Have you ever tried this as a cure for a hangover?

Bananas are very high in potassium, Alchohol is a diuretic which depletes the body of potassium. Eating a banana can help replemish your body where it needs it the most. As I mentioned above, Gatorade and other sports drinks are also good at curing hangovers as they also contain potassium

Get Some Rest And Keep Drinking Water

Sleep is very important when you have drank too much. Usually this is easier said then done. Most who party hard enough to cause a good hangover end up getting home late and have to wake up early again the next morning. If you are fortunate enough not to have to work the following morning, sleep in and allow your body to get the extra rest it needs to fight off the effects from over-drinking the night before.


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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      This will be invaluable after next years office christmas party. Also my son just started college and may have a need for this! Voted up!

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      LucidDreams 5 years ago from St Petersburg, Florida

      Hey billy

      Glad you enoyed the read. Im not far behind you buddy!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Having been an alcoholic for thirty years maybe I should have written this hub! :) Great job!

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      LucidDreams 5 years ago from St Petersburg, Florida


      Good old bananas and eggs. It may sound strange but it can really help with a bad hangover. Thanks for the comment!

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      Elani-Lee 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks, I never heard of eggs or bananas, that is kind of cool!

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      LucidDreams 5 years ago from St Petersburg, Florida


      yep, we all forget once in awhile....thanks for reading it though!