If you wake up with a hangover?
Taken all the advice above and still feel like someone's dropped a ton of concrete on your head?
Well here's what to do (and what not too do) to make yourself feel a tad better...
After a hard night's boozing, your digestive system is under a lot of strain, so bacon, sausages and the works may cause indigestion, but fat contains lots of calories, so you will get a much-needed energy boost.
And eggs and meat are rich in the amino acid, cysteine, which is thought to be good at clearing out toxins.
So does it work?
Yes-ish, but it wouldn't hurt to get some of the food grilled.
To be honest you're better off avoiding painkillers altogether if you can.
If you desperately need to take a painkiller, take in moderation. But be aware that aspirin and ibuprofen may irritate your stomach.
Paracetamol gives your liver even more work to do. And since you've already spent the night giving your liver a good solid kicking, popping pills should never be seen as the easy option.
Hair of the dog?
There is scientific evidence to prove this works, but only in the short term!
While your body is busy dealing with a new intake of booze, it suspends its torture until you're done drinking again - and then it's back to hangover hell.
So basically by doing this you're just avoiding the inevitable, so don't bother!
Some people swear by a can of coke, cup of tea or black coffee. However, these will only make you feel better for a short time.
A hangover is a sign of dehydration... caffeine causes dehydration… ER, work it out dude!
It's a combination destined to make your head hurt.
You're hungover because you're dehydrated. Water combats dehydration. Bingo!
So, if you din't drink water before crashing out, then drink a pint of water every hour of the day.
The best sort is freshly squeezed and works because it replaces lost vitamins.
The fruit sugar boosts your energy levels and may help your body get rid of toxins.
If it feels too acidic, water it down, add it to a smoothie with banana and yoghurt, or try less acidic vegetable juice.
Try to get as much sleep as possible. Your body is working extra hard to rectify the mess you've made of your internal organs. This will make you sluggish.
If your banging headache's not keeping you awake - go back to sleep!... so your poor neglected body doesn't have as much work to do.