Six things you can do to make your mornings after a night out a little less rough.
1. Drink in Moderation
The best way to prevent a hangover will always be to drink in moderation. Each person is different in regards to how much alcohol it will take for them to feel hungover the next day. For some, it only takes only a few drinks to induce a miserable morning while for some lucky few, they may be resistant to hangovers entirely. It is always best to drink responsibly.
2. Get a Good Night's Sleep
Alcohol can mess up your sleep quality so it is best to wait for a bit after your last drink before you sleep so that your body has some extra time to process the alcohol. Lack of sleep usually means worse hangovers and feeling fatigued and irritable the next day so try to get as much sleep as you can.
3. Stay Hydrated
Alcohol causes dehydration which leads to common hangover symptoms such as thirst, headaches, and fatigue so make sure you drink water throughout the night to maintain hydration. Drink some water before going to bed and that should help too.
4. Eat Before You Drink
Having some food in your stomach before drinking will help your body to absorb the alcohol slower and should reduce the severity of hangover symptoms the next morning. Try to eat a good meal before drinking.
5. Go for Clear Liquor
Go for clear liquors such as vodka and gin that have fewer congeners, a toxic by-product formed during the fermentation process of certain dark liquors. Liquors high in congeners such as red wine, whiskey, tequila, and cognac have been shown to produce worse hangovers.
6. Take Supplements
Drinking alcohol can deplete your body of essential vitamins and nutrients. Taking the right supplements can help to replenish what was lost and counter some of the negative effects of alcohol to help you feel better the next day. Be careful to research and check over all of the ingredients as many companies make false claims.