Cheers to more long weekends, and hangovers!
The special non-working holidays from November 1 to 2 made up half of the long four-day weekend. While it was a time to commemorate the solemnity of the saints and the faithful departed, it was also a chance for some to throw all-nighter parties. Liquor was not allowed in the cemeteries, but not everyone went there, anyway. There was no liquor ban, either.
With such a long weekend, what is your bet that some folks drank more than they should? If you are among those who joined a drinking spree—and most probably regretted it the day after—here are some tips to help you recover from the hangover:
Drink plenty of water
Liquor is a diuretic, meaning it causes you to urinate a lot while drinking. For some people who drink so much, peeing at their pants even while asleep comes as no surprise. Upon waking up from an all-nighter, the first thing to do is to gain back all the water that you lost. Wash your dry face, too.
Water alone is not sufficient for you to start functioning again. You need sustenance, but every morsel you swallow when you’re in a really bad hangover would make you feel like throwing up. In this case, many detox specialists recommend a “liquid diet” mixing up a variety of fruits. Examples include watermelon-with-cantaloupe juice, which not only would help you rehydrate but also regain nutrients. Another is wheatgrass juice which contains carrots or apples, plus the wheatgrass and a squeeze of lemon for the taste. The concoction is designed to wash out the toxins your festival-like drinking binge piled up.
Get a lot of sleep
The non-stop drinking has a tendency to make you feel invulnerable, not caring whether or not you get enough sleep. Beware of such a tendency because sleep restriction cannot be belittled when you consider that it can lead to a faster heart rate and a variety of cardiovascular problems. Sleep deprivation can also cause irritability, memory loss, and clumsiness.
Take it easy
Relax and do not force yourself to engage in tiring activities. Being hungover, you’re bound to underperform in almost any activity, moreover, the outdoor ones. To avoid the tendency to publicly embarrass yourself, stay at home and take the rest you need.
Lay off the drink for a bit
The stores will not dry up. The shelves will still be stocked with liquor when you’ve recovered from a hangover. But remember that a bottle or two of beer will only get you drunk again. So instead of reapplying these tips, you might want to consider not drinking in the first place.
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