Hangovers are proof that God has a sense of humour. Dark, twisted, awful kind of humour.
If you have that horrendous feeling like you woke up after death, can’t recognise the strangers in your Instagram feed, and your mouth is so dry and rank that it feels like a vermin slept there, you are not alone.
The truth is that hangovers suck. It feels like you’ve sprained your liver. What’s also true is that everyone and their moms has a traditional way to cure the pounding headache, blood-shot eyes and your drained, weak body. We don’t know if the hair of a dog is one way to recover from the puddles of alcohol in your system, but this infographic with scientifically proven facts is a handy guide with before and after drinking instructions.
(If you happen to read it from next to the toilet after a hideous bout of vomiting, know these points by hard before the next crazy night!)
Here’s How To Deal With a Horrible Hangover
If you are hosting a New Year’s Eve soiree, remember to start with a fine Moet & Chandon, move on to gin or vodka, toast to 2019 with a Prosecco and call it a night with a Dirty Martini. But avoid beer, red wine and shots if you want to last the night and don’t want the next day to look like you’re recovering from a mini surgery. (basically dark alcohol gives you a stronger hangover)
Ditch the painkillers – they are not your cure-all drugs, in fact the regular use of painkillers will damage your liver further. So follow the steps written above and chant, “this too shall pass”.
For Christ’s sake, guzzling more alcohol the next day will not help – don’t do it unless you want to spend the rest of the week in a state of hate and anxiety caused by getting more drunk than planned and not remembering everything that happened.
Eat light and repeat: the unlimited mimosa brunch on the 1st, ain’t a fix, instead you’re giving your body more toxins to deal with, delaying a future (and probably worse) hangover.
Have a solid New Year’s Eve!