Bier Blog #8 - Top 5 Ways To Cure A Hangover
So, you drank last night. A. Lot. It’s cool, it totally happens. You like to party hard. But… you’re feeling it big time this morning. Damn you, weekend night, and your vicious next-day hangovers. Don’t worry, we at Bier Wagon have got you covered here with five ways to cure that achy head and uneasy stomach.
Lots of it. You chugged beers last night, now you need to chug waters (beer bong optional). As you may or may not know, alcohol is a diuretic. It’s why you pee so often that you could flood a small town. You may also look to sports drinks with higher levels of electrolytes. Your body is deprived of electrolytes when you’re drinking and peeing incessantly, so replenish yourself with Gatorade or electrolyte-enhanced waters.
This is kind of a personal preference whether you go greasy or on the healthier, lighter side. There isn’t any evidence to support either side of the spectrum. The main thing here is to get some sustenance in your stomach. Asparagus is a great food to eat when you are anticipating a late night of drinking. Asparagus has been scientifically proven that it can boost key enzymes to break down alcohol. Even eating asparagus the day you wake up with a hangover can prove to help, although it is most effective when eaten before a night of drinking.
Best way to treat a headache is with over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is the best choice for you as acetaminophen (Tylenol) can increase your chances of liver damage after a night of heavy drinking. Pepto-Bismol may help your upset stomach or you could look to Tums.
Try to sleep off that hangover. When you’re drunk, you actually don’t get a normal sleep cycle. When drunk sleeping, you experience fewer dreams, spend more time awake and have an elevated heart rate. Arguably the most important part of your sleep cycle is the rapid eye movement (REM) sleep you get on a normal night of sleep. When you go to sleep wasted, you don’t get REM sleep. To catch up on the lost REM sleep, take a long nap or doze off a few times throughout the day.
While this won’t actually help your hangover, it may provide some short-term relief. If you’re hitting up brunch to either cure your hangover or continue the wedding celebration, we recommend a twist on the traditional mimosa. Ask your bartender for a Tank 7 by Boulevard Brewing Co. with orange juice. We like to call it the Kansas City Mimosa at Bier Wagon. #BrunchSoHard
All in all, if you’re struggling, it’s okay. Try some of these out and see if anything helps. If Britney Spears can get through 2007, you can get through today. Hang in there, champ.