How To Cure Your Hangover This Holiday Season

Having a hangover is the worst.

I mean, we can’t complain too much because it’s self inflicted, but I’m always on the hunt for any way to make it suck less. I posted an article about hangovers a while ago which was a compilation of a bunch of your own suggestions from Instagram! But now I’m back revisiting this topic after 2 or 3 rough hangovers… this week.

Halloween is also this weekend which is kind of the kick off for me of the “holiday season”. There are multiple holidays where booze is consumed every month until January so what better time to learn about some hangover cures. Last year I was so hungover and in charge of the turkey for Thanksgiving that it almost didn’t happen. Let’s just say the last option on this page saved me that day.

(Please note that everyone is different and responds differently to things so I am totes not responsible for any remedies you try!)

WHY DO WE GET HANGOVERS?

First, why do we even get hungover? Alcohol is a diuretic (hence why we pee a lot when we’re drinking) and this causes us to become dehydrated. The dehydration causes our headaches, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and everything else that comes with a hangover. As you stop drinking and your blood alcohol content (BAC) comes back down to 0, your hangover symptoms get more intense, almost like a mini withdraw.

WAYS TO FIX IT

NEVER TOO HUNGOVER 

Welcome to 2017 (almost 2018 ahhh!) where you can drink one of these drinks from Never Too Hungover which will help lessen your hangover symptoms. They even have a drink that will give you that much needed boost the next morning. They’re packed with a ton of B vitamins and potassium, which will get you back on your feet in no time. They way Never Too Hungover works is that it neutralize toxins, restore vital nutrients, and rehydrates your body because all of the vitamins that are in it. 

The name is actually pretty clever, Never Too Hungover. So while you might still have some hangover symptoms because, let’s be real here, the only way to not be hungover is to not drink, these will make sure you’re not too hungover so you can still make it to Sunday bottomless brunch. These have been personally tested by me and while it feels weird to switch from a glass of red wine to a vitamin packed green juice, it does its job. (You can also save 25% on Never Too Hungover by using code CHELLOVESWINE)

This product was provided for free. All thoughts and words are my own.

ESSENTIAL OILS

This was an answer I wasn’t expecting to get but it makes sense. A lot of people I know rely on their essential oils to help with anxiety, sleeping at night, stress, etc. According to the internet (which is always right.. right?) the oils that could help you out the most during your hangover are Grapefruit, Juniper, Rosemary, Sandalwood and Lavender.

GREASY FOOD

A personal hangover cure of mine is greasy food. A bacon, egg and cheese (BEC for you other New Yorkers), french fries, thai food, anything with a little grease and some fat content it good by me. Unfortunately, there is no evidence to show that greasy food helps a hangover. If you are planning on greasy food, it is best to eat it while you are drinking to help slow the absorption of alcohol into your system. In the morning, try a banana instead.

MORE BOOZE

The good ol’ hair of the dog. Does it really work? Technically, no. Drinking more alcohol when you’re hungover doesn’t actually help you. Like we stated before, your body is going to be hungover until all the alcohol is gone. So by drinking more, you’re just prolonging the hangover. Granted this option definitely makes you feel better even if it is temporary. Sometimes you have to take what you can get, am I right?

Oh, and obviously don’t forget sunglasses and Advil.

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8 comments

  1. omg. i used to bounce back from hangovers in a few hours and be ready to go like a normal functioning human being. now that i’m older, i’m out of commission for like…. 2 days. Now when I have a SUPER RARE night out with friends, I make sure for every drink i take – i drink water with it. yes I’m going to the bathroom A LOT, but i think i’m hung over and feeling dizzy because i’m dehydrated the next day. I also make sure to eat greasy food. the next day (if its the summer) I like to sweat out by the pool and drink lots of water, shower, then not be bothered for a while. granted, this only works when i’m hanging with my parents so they can take care of my kids while I fix my hangover LOL

  2. Man I could have used these suggestions after St Patricks Day! That was an epic hangover 🙂 I agree having another drink is probably the worst thing you can do!