Hangover Cures: Things You Should be Doing in the Morning According to Science

By Jacques Strauss, | June 27, 2017

A man tries to examine his drink last night

A man tries to examine his drink last night

Almost everyone dreads a hangover after a night of partying and drinking alcohol. To help you manage your hangover like a pro, below are some tips you might want to follow.

Since alcohol is diuretic and can cause dehydration, it is highly advised by experts to drink water before going to bed and in the morning as well. H20 is a must to cure a hangover, at least consume 16 to 20 ounces of water before falling to bed according to Mayo Clinic's Dr. Daniel K. Hall-Flavin.

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Another alternative to water is sports drink. They boast of electrolytes that would quickly be replenished by this type of drink.

However, director of the Division of Metabolism and Health Effects at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Samir Zakhari, Ph.D., stated that "even though the diuretic effect of alcohol may cause the body to lose some electrolytes, it's not so much that you need to replace them right away. Thus, suggesting that water is still good and much cheaper than bottled sports drinks.

For severe cases of hangover that you are already hugging the porcelain throne, it is highly advised by experts to consume some toasts or crackers in the morning. It is said as such in order to bring your blood sugar levels back up the morning after.

However, apart from the abovementioned hangover cures, it is also good to note that prevention would always be better than cure.Aside from simply drinking moderately, there are other ways to prevent a hangover in the morning.

Experts suggest that you should avoid drinking beverages with high amount congeners, the toxic by-products of alcohol production. Alcoholic drinks with high amounts of congeners increase the likelihood of having a hangover.

Aside from avoiding a certain type of alcoholic drink, it is also suggested that you should secure enough sleep. Although poor sleep is not directly related to the hangover, still it can contribute to fatigue and irritability often associated with hangovers.

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