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21 Ways To Make Your Hangover A Little Less Miserable

If you're reading this, chances are you've just woken up in a haze wondering how you got home and why there's a hardcore metal band using your head as their drum kit.

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1. Water. Period. If you're hungover AF it means you're super dehydrated, so try a water infused with electrolytes to put some pep back in your step.

Promising review: "When you’re terribly hungover or just feeling really dehydrated this is THE BEST THING. We have it on subscribe and save, probably cuz we’re millennials and drink a lot, but after a night out, 1.5L of this and it will set your head right. Smart Water is obsolete AF." —MegGet a pack of 12 one-liter bottles from Amazon for $18.98 or from Walmart for $19.98.
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Promising review: "When you’re terribly hungover or just feeling really dehydrated this is THE BEST THING. We have it on subscribe and save, probably cuz we’re millennials and drink a lot, but after a night out, 1.5L of this and it will set your head right. Smart Water is obsolete AF." —Meg

Get a pack of 12 one-liter bottles from Amazon for $18.98 or from Walmart for $19.98.

2. Sleep that shit off! Time will really help mitigate the side effects of an epic night out, and the best way to spend that time is sleeping. Try a black-out sleep mask to make sure you get uninterrupted rest.

Promising review: "This is the best sleep mask I have ever tried, and I have tried a few!! It fits super comfortable and blocks out all light. I can 'sleep in' no matter how bright it gets in my bedroom. This sleep mask will be the only one I will ever buy and I use it every night. " —Barbara GillGet it from Amazon for $9.69.
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Promising review: "This is the best sleep mask I have ever tried, and I have tried a few!! It fits super comfortable and blocks out all light. I can 'sleep in' no matter how bright it gets in my bedroom. This sleep mask will be the only one I will ever buy and I use it every night. " —Barbara Gill

Get it from Amazon for $9.69.

3. Add an electrolyte-infused powder to your water like Liquid I.V. — it'll give you the potassium, sodium, and glucose your body needs to get hydrated.

Promising review: "I get extremely dehydrated after even one alcoholic beverage. I get hungover just looking at a drink. Before I know I'll be consuming alcohol, I drink half the stick and then the remaining amount before bed. This stuff is amazing at how well it prevents/weakens my hangovers. I tell everyone about it. It is a little pricey, but it does the job." —Kaitlyn A.Get a pack of six from Amazon (available in lemon-lime and acai berry flavors) or from Walmart for $13.30.
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Promising review: "I get extremely dehydrated after even one alcoholic beverage. I get hungover just looking at a drink. Before I know I'll be consuming alcohol, I drink half the stick and then the remaining amount before bed. This stuff is amazing at how well it prevents/weakens my hangovers. I tell everyone about it. It is a little pricey, but it does the job." —Kaitlyn A.

Get a pack of six from Amazon (available in lemon-lime and acai berry flavors) or from Walmart for $13.30.

4. If you can stomach it, eat a really solid breakfast. Get a breakfast sandwich maker for those mornings when you just need a ham, egg, and cheese but leaving the house...well, that's not happening.

Promising review: "Wife of mine: 'I didn't know what to get you for your birthday. I was kinda looking at this machine that makes non-infringing MacMoofins, but...'Me: 'Expensive?'WoM: 'Twenty-five dol—'Me: 'Why we still talkin' bout this?'This is Fast Food Breakfast Sandwich: The Home Game. You're going to overdo it trying to make an ultimate breakfast sandwich and cause overflowing egg and cheese to get everywhere. Don't feel bad, though, this little guy doesn't judge. Also, its griddle is dishwasher-safe. I'd write more, but I have a sandwich to enjoy." —Jack503Get it from Amazon for $23.80 (available in four colors) or from Walmart for $23.85.
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Promising review: "Wife of mine: 'I didn't know what to get you for your birthday. I was kinda looking at this machine that makes non-infringing MacMoofins, but...'

Me: 'Expensive?'

WoM: 'Twenty-five dol—'

Me: 'Why we still talkin' bout this?'

This is Fast Food Breakfast Sandwich: The Home Game. You're going to overdo it trying to make an ultimate breakfast sandwich and cause overflowing egg and cheese to get everywhere. Don't feel bad, though, this little guy doesn't judge. Also, its griddle is dishwasher-safe. I'd write more, but I have a sandwich to enjoy." —Jack503

Get it from Amazon for $23.80 (available in four colors) or from Walmart for $23.85.

5. Wash it off! Nothing is worse for a hangover than the stench and stickiness hangin' around from the previous night's venue — so try a relaxing body wash in a lovely bath or shower to help you cope.

Promising review: "As a person with a lot of stress, anxiety, and headaches, this is a miracle bath and shower gel. I find it's a relaxing scent because I always have liked that fresh, outdoor woodsy smell. It's refreshing and has a bit of the menthol-like feel when you breathe it in. It opens up your sinuses and helps relax your muscles. It's also free of a lot of the harmful chemicals they like to sneak into everything nowadays. I truly feel refreshed, clean, and relaxed after my showers when I use this." —Katie MaeGet it from Amazon for $9.62 (available in nine scents).
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Promising review: "As a person with a lot of stress, anxiety, and headaches, this is a miracle bath and shower gel. I find it's a relaxing scent because I always have liked that fresh, outdoor woodsy smell. It's refreshing and has a bit of the menthol-like feel when you breathe it in. It opens up your sinuses and helps relax your muscles. It's also free of a lot of the harmful chemicals they like to sneak into everything nowadays. I truly feel refreshed, clean, and relaxed after my showers when I use this." —Katie Mae

Get it from Amazon for $9.62 (available in nine scents).

6. Pickle juice can actually be a great way to restore the electrolytes and minerals your body needs after a night of drinking — and the great thing about these pops is you can have them frozen!

Promising review: "Trust me, people, if you even remotely enjoy a good dill pickle, you will absolutely love these things. They are very refreshing and invigorating. I love the convenience of the single-serving size and not having to drink the pickle juice out of the jar anymore. Also is a miraculous hangover remedy — so I hear. I'm definitely buying more, they went quick." —Gary St-Hilaire Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $7.53.
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Promising review: "Trust me, people, if you even remotely enjoy a good dill pickle, you will absolutely love these things. They are very refreshing and invigorating. I love the convenience of the single-serving size and not having to drink the pickle juice out of the jar anymore. Also is a miraculous hangover remedy — so I hear. I'm definitely buying more, they went quick." —Gary St-Hilaire

Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $7.53.

7. If you don't have the luxury being in bed all day while agonizing over your pain, you might need a little caffeine boost to help jolt you awake; these single-serve packets of coffee will do the trick.

Promising review: "If this doesn't keep you awake, nothing will. Really dark-roasted taste." —SaRAoRAHGet 72 single-serve packets from Amazon for $11.29+ (available in seven flavors).
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Promising review: "If this doesn't keep you awake, nothing will. Really dark-roasted taste." —SaRAoRAH

Get 72 single-serve packets from Amazon for $11.29+ (available in seven flavors).

8. A lil' V8 Bloody Mary Mix for some hair of the dog to keep the party going, because you can't suffer from a hangover if you're still drunk! Just remember — there are only a limited number of cocktails society deems appropriate to drink before noon, and a rich AF Bloody Mary is one of them!

Promising review: "Delicious! Even without any alcohol, it is simply delicious!" —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon or Walmart for $3.44.
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Promising review: "Delicious! Even without any alcohol, it is simply delicious!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $3.44.

9. Try getting the dose of electrolytes you need with Pedialyte — if it works for screaming kids, why wouldn't it work with you?

Promising review: "This stuff is great for travelling. I use this for hangovers and where I know I won't have tons of access to water. I got these to bring to a music festival. Poured it into a water bottle and helped keep me hydrated after drinking. Also took some the night of and it helped make me not feel terrible. A little pricey — but less expensive and more compact than bottles. Flavor is ok, the texture is vicious. Glad I got this strawberry lemonade flavor cause when we went to the store they only had the bottles left in grape flavor!" —Susan TGet a pack of four from Amazon (available in four flavors) or from Walmart for $9.98.
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Promising review: "This stuff is great for travelling. I use this for hangovers and where I know I won't have tons of access to water. I got these to bring to a music festival. Poured it into a water bottle and helped keep me hydrated after drinking. Also took some the night of and it helped make me not feel terrible. A little pricey — but less expensive and more compact than bottles. Flavor is ok, the texture is vicious. Glad I got this strawberry lemonade flavor cause when we went to the store they only had the bottles left in grape flavor!" —Susan T

Get a pack of four from Amazon (available in four flavors) or from Walmart for $9.98.

10. Blowfish combines caffeine and aspirin to help with the severity of your worst hangover ever.

Promising review: "I would say I drink about once a month but when I do drink, I drink. I pound back Jager until I end up in some stranger's bedroom dressed like a drag queen. After taking the walk of shame I throw some Blowfish in a red Solo cup head to work and this product makes it seem like the night prior was just a bad dream. Cheers!" —ThomasGet 12 tablets from Amazon for $11.39.
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Promising review: "I would say I drink about once a month but when I do drink, I drink. I pound back Jager until I end up in some stranger's bedroom dressed like a drag queen. After taking the walk of shame I throw some Blowfish in a red Solo cup head to work and this product makes it seem like the night prior was just a bad dream. Cheers!" —Thomas

Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $11.39.

11. If your hangover is causing you some serious nausea you might want to try snacking on some regular ol' saltines!

Promising review: "This is more than just a cracker. This is the new PREMIUM saltine. 'This cracker is white', said my roommate — at first I thought he was referring to me but then I saw he was holding one of my premium saltine crackers. Needless to say, I demanded he release the cracker from his grasp. With every savoring moment he held it hostage, I was unable to breathe. I needed that cracker. You will too when you experience the joy these bring. Not only are they great in tomato soup or when you're sick, but they make excellent late-night snacks. Needless to say — I no longer have a roommate and my saltine crackers are once again safe." —Breandan SharpeGet it from Amazon for $3.02 or from Walmart for $2.56.
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Promising review: "This is more than just a cracker. This is the new PREMIUM saltine. 'This cracker is white', said my roommate — at first I thought he was referring to me but then I saw he was holding one of my premium saltine crackers. Needless to say, I demanded he release the cracker from his grasp. With every savoring moment he held it hostage, I was unable to breathe. I needed that cracker. You will too when you experience the joy these bring. Not only are they great in tomato soup or when you're sick, but they make excellent late-night snacks. Needless to say — I no longer have a roommate and my saltine crackers are once again safe." —Breandan Sharpe

Get it from Amazon for $3.02 or from Walmart for $2.56.

12. Get rid of some of the evidence of last night's shenanigans with an ice roller — it'll help depuff, may help heal your headache, and provide you with soothing relief.

Promising review: "I have purchased the ice roller for myself, for my roommate, for my boss, for my boss's boss, for a client. I have suggested it to my entire office and my entire friend group. It feels amazing for a headache, a hangover, to help you wake up in the morning. It depuffs your face very well." —KaylaGet it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in four colors) or a similar one from Walmart for $9.95.
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Promising review: "I have purchased the ice roller for myself, for my roommate, for my boss, for my boss's boss, for a client. I have suggested it to my entire office and my entire friend group. It feels amazing for a headache, a hangover, to help you wake up in the morning. It depuffs your face very well." —Kayla

Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in four colors) or a similar one from Walmart for $9.95.

13. Alka-Seltzer can provide a great relief from the stomach pains, headaches, and body aches often left behind after a night of debauchery.

Promising review: "Best hangover cure! Take two before bed and feel alive the next morning." —DesireeGet a pack of 72 tablets from Amazon or Walmart for $7.98.
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Promising review: "Best hangover cure! Take two before bed and feel alive the next morning." —Desiree

Get a pack of 72 tablets from Amazon or Walmart for $7.98.

14. PartySmart uses extracts from chicory, andrographis, grapes, and date palms to help you speed up elimination of acetaldehyde from your liver, which builds up when you consume alcohol and makes you feel like trash.

Promising review: "Incredibly, these pills work. I don't know if it's a mental thing or they're actually great, but not getting a hangover was amazing! I stopped drinking for a while because even one beer or glass of wine would give me an instant headache and make me feel off. Then I bought these pills for my bachelorette party — and the rest is history." —CinGet it from Amazon for $17.09 or from Walmart for $16.47.
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Promising review: "Incredibly, these pills work. I don't know if it's a mental thing or they're actually great, but not getting a hangover was amazing! I stopped drinking for a while because even one beer or glass of wine would give me an instant headache and make me feel off. Then I bought these pills for my bachelorette party — and the rest is history." —Cin

Get it from Amazon for $17.09 or from Walmart for $16.47.

15. If you're really serious about waging a war against your hangover, you need to get your hands on some menudo — and I'm not just talking about the Ricky Martin variety.

Promising review: "Size big enough for one serving, delicious when you add chopped onions, dry chopped oregano, and if you like it spicy just add some Tapatio hot sauce. Reasonably priced." —Humberto76Get a pack of six from Amazon for $30.20 or a single can from Walmart for $3.28.
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Promising review: "Size big enough for one serving, delicious when you add chopped onions, dry chopped oregano, and if you like it spicy just add some Tapatio hot sauce. Reasonably priced." —Humberto76

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $30.20 or a single can from Walmart for $3.28.

16. Or just have some motherf#@%ing Pizza Hut, because they'll deliver cheesy deliciousness to your door when even rolling out of bed seems like an impossible task.

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Explore all the perfectly delicious Pizza Hut menu options.

17. As a surprise to no one who has ever partied harder than they can handle, Gatorade is a great way to replenish the electrolytes your body spent the night before — not your bank account tho, sorry.

Promising review: "I'm 100% confident that I have received Gatorade in the mail. I was thirsty and drank this Gatorade. Upon completion of drinking this Gatorade I found myself to no longer be thirsty. I have come to the conclusion that Gatorade alleviates the symptoms of thirst. A+. Would recommend." —frankenmuthGet a 12-pack of 20-ounce bottles from Amazon for $9.41 (available in 11 flavors) or from Walmart for $10.84.
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Promising review: "I'm 100% confident that I have received Gatorade in the mail. I was thirsty and drank this Gatorade. Upon completion of drinking this Gatorade I found myself to no longer be thirsty. I have come to the conclusion that Gatorade alleviates the symptoms of thirst. A+. Would recommend." —frankenmuth

Get a 12-pack of 20-ounce bottles from Amazon for $9.41 (available in 11 flavors) or from Walmart for $10.84.

18. If all you feel is the throbbing pains left over from a legendary night, try some Advil — or any ibuprofen to help you deal with the current construction site that is your head.

Promising review: "Came in very handy to add to my 'hangover cure boxes' for my bachelorette night and then I put some in my 'bathroom necessities basket' for my wedding reception. Guests said they were perfect for sore feet and post-wedding party hangover headaches!" —MissYGet 50 packets of two tablets from Amazon or Walmart for $9.98.
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Promising review: "Came in very handy to add to my 'hangover cure boxes' for my bachelorette night and then I put some in my 'bathroom necessities basket' for my wedding reception. Guests said they were perfect for sore feet and post-wedding party hangover headaches!" —MissY

Get 50 packets of two tablets from Amazon or Walmart for $9.98.

19. Some pure AF coconut water to help you get that hydration AND feel like you're on vacation too!

Promising review: "This stuff is magic, great for hangovers. Other brands like Vita Coco taste like dish water compared to C2O. This stuff tastes like it just came out of a coconut, VERY REFRESHING." —C. HoughtalingGet a pack of eight from Amazon for $16.14 (available in six flavors) or a single container from Walmart for $3.47.
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Promising review: "This stuff is magic, great for hangovers. Other brands like Vita Coco taste like dish water compared to C2O. This stuff tastes like it just came out of a coconut, VERY REFRESHING." —C. Houghtaling

Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $16.14 (available in six flavors) or a single container from Walmart for $3.47.

20. Work it off with some exercise. If you're just not up for leaving the house, try this fit board that lets you work it out from the comfort of your home.

Promising review: "It definitely works out your midsection and legs - from someone who has bad, chronic back problems, I can use this at my own pace, in my own way, and it gets me more physical than I've been able to be in years!!!! I will def recommend this." —DiGet it from Amazon for $29.88+ (available in four colors).
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Promising review: "It definitely works out your midsection and legs - from someone who has bad, chronic back problems, I can use this at my own pace, in my own way, and it gets me more physical than I've been able to be in years!!!! I will def recommend this." —Di

Get it from Amazon for $29.88+ (available in four colors).

21. And, if you can, get laid — or grab your favorite adult toy, because let's be real: an orgasm is gonna clear up a headache IMMEDIATELY. That’s just science.

Promising review: "People with clits, do yourself a favor and by one of these. You will not be sorry." —amy kassanderGet the Satisfyer Pro 2 from Amazon for $48.95 and check out some other sex toy options.
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Promising review: "People with clits, do yourself a favor and by one of these. You will not be sorry." —amy kassander

Get the Satisfyer Pro 2 from Amazon for $48.95 and check out some other sex toy options.

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