Hungover and Sick? 4 Ways to Ease the Pain
Did you have a little too much to drink last night and are paying for it now? We’ve all been hungover at one time or another. You may feel sore, tired, nauseated, and just downright miserable. You can’t just waste the day away. You need to get up and tackle the day. Here are 4 ways to ease the pain of a hangover.
Drink Plenty of Water
Despite being a liquid, alcohol actually dehydrates the body. That’s what causes the headaches and stomachaches the next day. You need to replenish your hydration levels by drinking as much water as you possibly can when you wake up. A good idea is to also make sure to drink water throughout the night while drinking alcohol to head off the hangover. Add a little ginger to help with your stomach. The will also help with inflammation, so you might not need to take as much Tylenol or ibuprofen. If you aren’t able to keep the water down, you are probably very dehydrated. Take it in small sips until your stomach can handle more.
Eat Healthy Food
Food gives us nutrients and sustains us. It also fills the stomach. If you wake up hungover, it’s a good idea to get some food into your system. Many people want something greasy or deep fried and extremely bad for them, such as a burger and fries. However, this is not the best solution. You should actually eat something healthy. Try a breakfast of eggs, ham, and some coffee to give you protein and an energy boost. Even by taking simple steps like eating a hearty breakfast can help make a big difference for you and your hangover.
Try Canned Oxygen
There is a new fad for people to use canned oxygen when hungover. You can get cans full of pure canned oxygen from reliable retailers. The oxygen helps restore your body. Oxygen is a big part of what makes up our body, so this oxygen coming into the body helps to undo the damage of the alcohol. You will walk out of the session feeling just as good as you did before you started drinking the night before. Using canned oxygen is a great way to help yourself over the hill of a hangover. Oxygen helps revitalize your cells which helps you feel better faster.
If the headache isn’t going away, you should consider taking some medication to help with the pain. OTC medications like ibuprofen or Tylenol will help you feel better. Something with anti-inflammatory properties will be especially helpful. Whatever you take, just follow the dosage instructions. Also, don’t take something prescription if it wasn’t prescribed for you. If you take something prescription, don’t drive if the medication can alter your motor functions.
Hangovers happen. Hopefully, they don’t happen for you too often. Make sure you don’t have anything too important to do the next day, and try these tips to relieve the pain. Hopefully, you can have a great hungover day of relaxation.
Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn't on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.