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Here are our top tips to help nurse you back to health if you’ve had one too many this Christmas.
Whether it’s a ‘works Christmas do’ or family parties, hangovers are pretty much an unavoidable part of the festive period.
Luckily there are ways that you can help yourself out.
Don’t wait until your post-night out fast food stop
It might be tempting to skip your pre-night out meal for the sake of a visit to your favourite kebab shop.
While eating is a good way to help with the symptoms of a hangover, waiting until after you’ve been out could be too late.
Put simply, the damage has already been done by this point.
Eating before going out, or even mid-cocktail session can help to reduce how high your blood-alcohol peaks by about 1/3.
Any excuse to leave the bar and head for food earlier, right?
Most of your hangover symptoms come from the fact you’re dehydrated, and so it is a good idea to alternate between alcohol and water throughout the night.
If this is a little too unrealistic, have a glass of water ready and waiting for you when you get home. Studies have shown that the best time to rehydrate is to before you go to sleep.
You might be up running to the loo, but at least you won’t feel as rough for Christmas dinner with your Nan.
Sleep it out
If you’re looking for a sign that it’s okay to have a nap, this is it!
Sleep allows your body to recover (and avoid all the embarrassing things you did the night before) – win, win.
Avoid too much caffeine
For similar reasons to why you should drink plenty of water, if you’re hungover we would recommend keeping your caffeine intake low.
It might be tempting to down a cup of coffee if you’re knackered and feeling rubbish, but this will only dehydrate you more.
If you can’t be without your morning Starbucks, opt for a green tea instead!
Get some exercise
Heading to the gym is probably the last thing you want to do when you’re feeling hungover, but science says it helps (we’re sorry).
Exercise has great restorative powers – even just a walk outside can do wonders when it comes to helping you recover from a big night out.
Having a drink can be good fun but make sure you’re drinking sensibly and know your limits.
The best way to deal with a hangover is to prevent it from happening in the first place.
Be aware of how much your body can cope with, don’t drink on an empty stomach and try and avoid mixing your drinks or drinking dark coloured drinks.
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