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Avoid Drinks With Congeners
Congeners are toxic chemical by-products that are found in small amounts with different alcoholic beverages. Some studies have found that consuming drinks with a high amount of congeners could increase the frequency and severity of a hangover. Drinks that are low in congeners include vodka, gin and rum, with vodka containing almost no congeners at all.
Meanwhile, tequila, whiskey and cognac are all high in congeners, with bourbon whiskey containing the highest amount.
Take a Shower
Once you have slept as much as possible, take a cool shower. This will not only clean you up but freshen and wake up your senses as well. Some people like to switch between cold and hot water in the shower and that’s not a bad idea. Don’t take this to an extreme as the shock could do even more damage to your system.
Hair of the Dog
While the popular phrase “hair of the dog that bit you” may sound logical when a shot of whiskey is still in the bottle next to your bed, it will only provide temporary relief. Using alcohol to cure the pains created by alcohol is not the best idea because it will only prolong your recovery. Yet, if you’re tempted to do so, play it smart.
Ginger or Peppermint Tea
For a soothing brew, look no further than your favorite herbal tea. Studies show that ginger tea may reduce nausea and motion sickness. Peppermint tea (a common morning sickness cure for pregnant ladies) may also ease stomach pain and decrease nausea.
While waking up with zero energy sounds like the perfect time for a cup of Joe, it actually could worsen that headache, since caffeine is a mild diuretic. Still, if you drink java daily, stick with your habit: The liquid in coffee can help rehydrate your body, and it does give you a little boost of energy. Plus, a study showed that the combo of caffeine and over-the-counter inflammatory drugs (like Advil or aspirin) may help counteract the head-pounding effects of a hangover.