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8 Top Tips To Get You Through A Hangover

After a wild night out in Wolvo (or Birmingham if you have made a real night of it!), you've probably tried numerous things to help 'cure' your hangover that may or may not have worked. So we put together a list of top tips that are most likely to help you manage your hangover. if you have any, let us know below!

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1. Drink Water Before Sleeping

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Dehydration is a major cause of you feeling 'hungover' after a wild night out. Drinking plenty of water won't cure your hangover, but it will go a long way to helping you recover.

The NHS advises “drink a pint or so of water before you go to sleep. Keep a glass of water by the bed to sip if you wake up during the night.”

If you forget to drink water before bed, don't worry, just drink plenty in the morning.

2. Med-Up and Get Up

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Another reason you might wake up feeling like death after a night of drinking, is from your body's immune system responding to the alcohol. According to doctors, you need to take something anti-inflammatory to best relieve the symptoms, so ibuprofen or paracetamol are the best. Take them when you when up in the morning.

Also once you're awake, get up, get moving and push through. Hiding under the bed sheets won't stop the hangover, and the longer you wait before doing something about it, the longer you are likely to feel it, and probably worse. Try taking a hot shower to wake yourself up.

3. Distract Yourself and Exercise

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Anything that might distract you from your hangover sufferings and keep your mind of it could be good to deal with it. Although it might not actually help the symptoms, it's surely better than focusing on how uncomfortable you feel for hours on end. So go for a run, or just a walk, or watch a film... whatever you feel will best take your mind of it. A bit of exercise should also boost your mood.

4. If Needed, Take a Rest

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BUT, if you do feel too ill, and you think you need a nap (and have the chance), having a rest is probably best, as long as you've already done some of the other steps to recover.

Staying in a dark room all day won't cure you, but a good nap might give you the boost you need.

5. Have a Carb-Full Breakfast

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Tackle the after-drink glucose-depletion. Lack of available glucose is the third major reason for the general crapiness you feel after a hangover.

Since your liver is too busy dealing with the alcohol, it can't handle making extra glucose from stored carbs. So boost your blood-sugar level and tackle that tiredness with a good breakfast. A full English breakfast or just beans on toast should make you feel more human again.

6. Toast or Soup Broth

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If your stomach can't handle a big breakfast just yet, stick with plain toast and crackers. Drinking broth is another good idea...

The NHS advises that “Bouillon soup...is a good source of vitamins and minerals, which can top-up depleted resources. Its main advantage is that it’s easy for a fragile stomach to digest.”

8. Don't Drink So Much to Start With

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It is obvious, but prevention is always better than the cure. So think about how much you are drinking and be responsible. You could drink water alongside having your alcohol. Also eating a good meal before drinking will slow down alcohol absorption.

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