Friday, January 7th, 2011

The Student’s Guide to Curing Hangovers

Curing Hangovers

On day you may find yourself hungover with a full day of classes ahead of you.

If you’re straight-edge, you probably shake your head at your red-eyed classmates some mornings. But if you’re not, chances are, at some point, you may find yourself hungover with a full day of classes ahead of you.

Your brain needs rehab. Here’s some proven hangover cures

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

Your body hates you today because alcohol dehydrated you last night. So get as many fluids into yourself as you can. Water is your best friend today. Drink it at room temperature, if you can.

Fruit juices are good too. Sports drinks are even better. If you can get a glass or two of water into you before bed, that will actually make a huge difference in the morning.

The Aspirin/ Snooze Alarm Combo

Some people put an Aspirin and glass of water next to their bed, then set their alarm for an hour before they actually have to get up. So when the alarm goes off, they pop the Aspirin, reset their alarm and sleep for another hour. You won’t wake up feeling 100% better, but any percentage is better than 0.

But it’s important to remember, do not have acetaminophen-based pills when there’s alcohol in your system. That can be dangerous. Always save the pills for the day after.

Avoid Coffee

Every instinct in your tired body may tell you to reach for coffee, but try to ignore it.
While it is a stimulant, caffeine will only dehydrate you more. Also, as a diuretic, it won’t do your stomach any favours either.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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