Drink in moderation
It’s not rocket science – the more you drink the worse your hangover will be.
The amount of alcohol needed to produce a hangover varies between people, some need only 1 or 2 drinks, but most people need much more. Some people like drinking, and are willing to do it even though they’ll probably regret it the morning after.
Fortunately, there are options that mitigate the damage.
Avoid drinks with congeners
When alcohol is produced by sugar-fermenting yeasts, nasty, little side products called congeners are formed too.
Alcoholic drinks with lots of congeners seem to directly affect the intensity of your hangover. People that avoid “brown liquor” do so for good reason. Whiskey, cognac, and tequila are high in congeners, while colorless drinks like vodka, gin and white rum, contain low levels of congeners.
Having a drink the morning after
It turns out the “hair of the dog” remedy actually works. When you have a drink in the morning, the alcohol is believed to affect the metabolism of methanol, one of the congeners found in certain drinks.
We don’t actually recommend drinking in the morning, however, as it’s associated with problem drinking, and cancelling out a few hangovers is probably not worth the risk of becoming an alcoholic.
Drink plenty of water
Alcohol is a diuretic, making you pee more than if you were drinking an equal amount of pure water. Basically, drinking alcohol dehydrates you, so you need to keep a steady supply of h2o to drink as well. You’ll feel better the next morning, because being well hydrated subdues some of the worst hangover symptoms.
Get enough sleep
Alcohol interferes with true REM sleep, the sleep that revitalizes you and keeps you healthy. That being said, you still need as much sleep as possible so you’re not quite as fatigued in the morning. The big DUH statement here is this: if you have important things to do in the morning, don’t drink.
Eat a hearty breakfast
If your blood sugar is low, you’re going to feel terrible after a night of drinking. One thing that can help after the fact is eating a big, hearty breakfast. In addition to providing the necessary vitamins and minerals, having a nutritious breakfast or a late night meal might help maintain your blood sugar levels, helping keep that hangover at bay.
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