4 Things You Can Do to Get Past a Hangover

There’s no denying that nightlife in Singapore is pretty lively. From beach bars to rooftop bars, you’ll never run out of places to eat, drink, and have fun. The thing is though, there’s always that dreaded feeling in the morning after your night out. You’re having a headache and muscles are aching as you get out of bed. Finally, you realize you’re having a hangover! So, let’s not dawdle around and see how you can get rid of that hangover.

1. The easiest way is to…

Okay, not that we’re taking the “prevention is better than cure” route here, but that’s really all there is to it. If you’ve experienced a hangover before and want to make sure not to have it again, just resist the temptation to drink too much. It’s not that you shouldn’t drink at all, just remind yourself to drink moderately!

2. Don’t skip your morning carbs

One of the best remedies for a hangover is to eat your breakfast. When you eat breakfast, you’re giving the body more fuel to replenish energy and nutrients. You’re also giving your brain more nutrients necessary to relieve headaches. There is a reason why people come up with hangover soup as breakfast food in Singapore. Pair that up with some rice and you’ll be good to go.

3. Drink more water

Alcohol is a diuretic which basically means it causes you to release more water (it makes you pee more). When you don’t drink water to compensate, you’ll get dehydrated and that mostly affects your brain. This is why hangovers are characterized by headaches. Your brain and body already lack hydration. That’s why you should drink more water while drinking alcohol. This can also keep you from getting drunk too easily.

4. Listen to your body

When you wake up in the morning with a hangover, your body will tell you not to leave the bed. You’ll feel all groggy and tired when you stand up. Considering all that, listen to your body and just go back to sleep. That’s your body’s way of recovering, so don’t interfere. If you wake up for a while, drink some water and go back to bed.

Hangover Myths?

Some say that when you drink a bit of the alcoholic drink you had the night before, it can help ease your hangover. They say this is because a hangover is a form of alcohol withdrawal. There’s not much study behind this though. When you drink alcohol the next morning, the hangover could drop as your blood alcohol rises. But later on, you’ll only feel it again. That makes it a band-aid solution only.