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7 Ways to Prevent Waking Up to a Hangover

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Nobody likes hangovers. While most people believe that it’s an inevitable after-effect of drinking, it doesn’t actually have to be that way. This article discusses 7 ways someone can enjoy a night of drinks without waking up to a nasty hangover the next day. Allowing you to hit the CrossFit gym the next day without having to make excuses!

Have you ever had to drink before a work day? If you have, chances are that work day wasn’t your most productive one. In fact, you must’ve felt pretty awful and uncomfortable having to pretend to function normally when your body was hard at work fighting hangover symptoms. The quickest fix would be to get a hangover Vegas IV treatment ASAP, but it’d be better for your wellbeing (and your career) to not wake up with a hangover in the first place.

Prevention is better than cure. That’s not just some cliché phrase doctors throw around to avoid having to treat people – it really is true. When it comes to hangovers, there are plenty of medicines and natural alternatives that aid in preventing them:

  • Clinical treatments.
  • Hangover pills.
  • Choosing the type of alcohol you consume.
  • Keeping hydrated.
  • Getting enough sleep.
  • Keeping your tummy full (with the right food!)
  • Quantity control.

Getting Vegas IV Hangover Treatments

One surefire way to prevent a hangover is to load yourself with the vitamins and nutrients.

IV treatments are usually taken to treat symptoms but they can be even more effective as a preventive measure. Distributing essential vitamins like taurine, zinc, vitamins B, C, D, and E, potassium, magnesium, and more straight into your bloodstream will keep these levels high even as they’re being depleted as you drink.

You’d also notice that getting a hangover treatment keeps you sober for a longer period of time.

Taking Hangover Pills

Hangover pills are like IV treatments but take longer to take effect. They’re easier on the budget, too, as IV treatments can cost a pretty penny.

These pills also provide you with all the essential vitamins and nutrients needed for hangover prevention (or cure). The good thing about them is that they’re pretty easy to bring along so you can take one even as you’re drinking to further prevent you from experiencing hangover symptoms. Used in conjunction with IV treatments, hangover pills can maybe even keep you from getting drunk all night.

Choosing Your Alcoholic Drinks Wisely

Certain alcoholic drinks can get you drunk faster than others. The culprit? Congeners. These are toxic chemicals found in alcoholic drinks like methanol, acetone, and isopentanol. Studies have shown that alcoholic drinks with high levels of congeners – methanol in particular – are more likely to leave with a terrible hangover the next day than their low-congener counterparts.

If you want to avoid a hangover, you should limit your consumption or even totally avoid consuming the following high-congener drinks:

  • Tequila.
  • Whiskey (especially bourbon whiskey!).
  • Cognac.

Sticking to colorless, low-congener drinks such as vodka, gin, and rum will allow you to enjoy a night out without worrying about experiencing severe hangover symptoms. 

Keeping Hydrated

Alcoholic drinks are severely dehydrating. To add to that, they are diuretic – they cause you to urinate more frequently than you normally would. This means that a night of drinking can get your hydration levels dangerously low and set you up for a bad morning after. 

Constantly rehydrating yourself with water or even with electrolyte-filled sports drinks can reduce the damaging and dehydrating effects alcohol can have on your body. As an added bonus, having to drink hydrating, non-alcoholic drinks throughout the night would prevent you from drinking too much alcohol, too!

Getting Enough Sleep

This preventive measure is always overlooked but it’s one of the most effective ones. Getting a good night’s sleep and adequate rest before and after a night of drinking has a big impact on the severity of your hangover symptoms.

It’s so much easier to get drunk on days when you haven’t gotten enough sleep. Sleeping in the next day is ideal but may not always be possible especially if it’s a work day. In this case, you can fight off fatigue by conserving your energy – choose the activities you do wisely and spend energy in the most efficient way possible.

Eating the Right Food at the Right Amounts

Eating a hearty meal before drinking alcohol is a well-known “hack” to not get drunk easily. Filling your stomach up with food allows you to handle alcohol better.

It also helps to choose the right food to stuff yourself with, too. Bananas are great for this purpose because they’re rich in potassium and magnesium. Alcohol depletes your storage of these nutrients so it’d be helpful to keep your levels high to begin with.

Low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, is a condition notorious for making hangover symptoms like headaches and dizziness even worse. So eating the right food after your drinking session as a way to replenish your body with these much needed nutrients and sugar can be helpful as well. 

Quantity Control

Of course, the best, most effective way to prevent a hangover is to be mindful of your consumption. Not drinking alcohol at all will give you no hangover whatsoever. But if this is simply not possible, you can simply limit your consumption to what you know you can handle well. You can start dealing with Asian flush syndrome if you drink beyond your limit.

Take history into account – how many margaritas have you been able to drink without throwing up in the past? How many tequila shots will it take before you start sending drunk text messages to your exes? 

Drinking within your limits may not be the most fun thing in the world but waking up without cursing and swearing off alcohol will definitely be worth it.

Taking hangover preventive measures and getting Vegas IV treatments is not an excuse to go ham with your alcohol. Think of these 7 ways to prevent hangovers as ways to prevent or reduce the damaging effects alcohol has on your body. Alcohol consumption is still dangerous for one’s health and moderation is definitely recommended.

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