You went wild last night and now you feel horrible. How do you bounce back from a hangover? Here’s what you can do to feel better:

Hydrate before going out

Load up on water before you step out for the night, before going to sleep and the day after to bring your hydration levels back up and get rid of toxins from the body. Dehydration is one of the biggest reasons for bad hangovers.

Hydrate when you’re drinking

One easy way to manage hydration during a crazy drinking session is having one glass of water for every drink. Apart from keeping you hydrated it has the additional benefit of slowing down the speed at which your body absorbs alcohol because drinking water extends time between the vodkas.

Don’t go too crazy

Hangovers are your body telling you to slow down the next time. Drinking is fun but not when you go beyond what you can take. Having half a dozen drinks in the span of a few hours is a fool proof way to get a hangover the next day. If you want to avoid a hangover, start with drinking less.

Have a painkiller

Taking an over-the-counter painkiller like aspirin helps dull the hangover. Aspirin contains a cyclooxygenase inhibitor called acetylsalicylic acid which inhibits prostaglandin formation. Low prostaglandin concentrations make you less likely to feel pain.

Get some sleep

Your sleep is disrupted after a heavy drinking session because it suppresses glutamine production. Once the alcohol begins to exit your system when you’re asleep, the body begins to bring the glutamine levels back to normal. This “glutamine rebound” is likely the reason you wake up often when trying to sleep the hangover off. The best way to get better is to get good quality rest.

Ditch dark coloured alcohol

At least right before bed. Dark alcoholic drinks have more congeners than light ones. Congeners have been implicated in causing hangovers by research. Pick gin over whiskey to avoid that morning-after headache.

Eat something before you drink

Drinking without eating means that the alcohol will be absorbed into the bloodstream that much faster. Drinking on an empty stomach, will skyrocket your blood alcohol levels and ensure a hangover the next day.

Load up on electrolytes

Consuming alcohol decreases antidiuretic hormone (ADH) secretion which means we pee a lot and the body’s electrolyte count decreases. Coconut water is a great way to restore your electrolyte count.

Eat something sweet

If trembling is one of your regular hangover symptoms, eating foods high in sugar may be your answer. A study showed that honey increased blood ethanol elimination rate by 32.4%.

Get an IV Drip

Sometimes the hangover is bad enough to call in the big guns. IV drips are more efficient in restoring the body’s electrolyte levels than plain water. Get our vitamin infusion in Dubai to deliver electrolytes and nutrients straight to your body. We also offer IV drip at home in Dubai if you don’t feel up to heading out.