The 7 Easiest Ways To Cure Your Hangover

By Alyse Borkan  |  Dec 21, 2015
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Go big or go home, right? You can just drink all night and sleep all day. Except for when you can’t and you have to brave the commute to brunch, or even worse, work. And while you are thinking “I’m never going to drink again,” we all know that’s not actually going to happen. Instead of swearing off alcohol altogether, use Casper’s cures to feel like a human again and prepare for another night of one too many beers.

Chug, chug, chug: Drink water before you drink. Drink water after you drink. Drink water while you drink. The limit does not exist. At a minimum, you should have 12 oz of water for every champagne toast. If you have trouble remembering to go one-for-one, order a glass of water each time you ask the bartender for your beverage of choice. Chugging contest: which can you finish first?

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Break a sweat: We know this isn’t the easiest hangover cure to stomach, but the release of endorphins and adrenaline will make feel way better and get rid of that guilt you might be feeling for overindulging the night before. While doing a SoulCycle class may seem unfathomable, try yoga in bed (it’s a real thing) or even just walking back and forth to the fridge. We won’t judge.

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Life is better buzzed: Don’t forget to program the coffee maker before you go to sleep. One study found that you should consume a cup of joe about 4 hours after drinking in order to inhibit the effects of acetate — the nasty headache-inducing chemical that accompanies your hangover. Easy enough when you hit the hay at 4am.

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Hair of the dog: Before you silently vow to never drink again, dust yourself off and pour another. After a few chugs of a bloody mary or a mimosa, you’ll forget you woke up with a pounding headache. A burger doesn’t hurt either.

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A shower a day keeps the hangover at bay: Do you ever wake up with a mouth as dry as the sahara desert, feeling like you’ve been hung out to dry? Jump in the shower to refuel. You’ll wash away the smell of whiskey and the flashbacks of drunken ramblings. Make it a cold one. It’ll help you feel more alert when you’re having trouble forming complete sentences.

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Take two: It’s a classic. Keep a bottle of ibuprofen in your nightstand for easy access. Pro tip: set your alarm a little early and pop two pills in the morning one hour before you need to get out of bed. When you finally have to peel out from under the covers, the journey from your bed to the bathroom won’t feel like marathon.

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You snooze, you win: A slumber party is the best kind of afterparty. Our favorite hangover cure — sleep — is one of the best ways to relieve your post-party woes. You may feel guilty hiding under your covers from the memories of the previous night, but sleeping off your hangover is a completely legitimate excuse to retreat from the world. Even more so, you probably did not experience the most restful slumber, as alcohol can keep you tossing and turning in the middle of the night.

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