Thursday, 16 November 2017

Best Hangover Cures

Ah student life! Its taught me so many life lessons; how to do my own laundry, how to manage my finances, independence. Perhaps most importantly though, it's taught me how to manage my hangovers after overdoing it maybe a bit too much the night before! 

In no way am I promoting going out and drinking an excessive amount! I'm just saying sometimes it happens, and if it does here are my personal top hangover cures:

1. Sleep- Izzy has defeated many a hangover by simply sleeping until she no longer has a drop of alcohol left in her system. I don't know about you, but after a drink I can nap for days. So unless I have to get up the next day for something (like a 9am lecture uurggh) I simply wont! 

2. Water- This is probably the most important hangover cure, since all a hangover scientifically is your brain being dehydrated. Ok I know I got a D in A level biology, but trust me on some things. Don't stop drinking water until that pounding in your head goes away. And plus it's good for you anyway, so go drink some water!

3- Possibly vomiting?!- Ok this is something I definitely do not recommend. It's really really really really not healthy drinking to the point that you're gonna be sick, in fact it can be rather dangerous. But something more dangerous is drinking to the point you're gonna chuck up your insides, and then falling asleep. In absolutely no way am I promoting drinking till you're sick (trust me Mum, I can be a good influence sometimes) but if you've got to that stage, better out then in. You'll thank yourself for it in the morning. 

4. Lot's of carbs- Forget what anyone says about being healthy, if it's not a carbohydrate don't bother eating it the morning after. You need something to soak up the drink, and from personal experience carbs are truly the one for that. Make yourself a cheeky slice of toast, a bagel or... pasta?! Or if you've made it out till the early a.m. find the nearest chippy shop. Is it even a night out without it?

5. Keep busy- The amount of long shifts/long days at uni I've lasted through after a night out is actually impressive, even if I do say so myself. I find that if I somehow manage to do things throughout the day, it takes my mind off "oh man my head is killing, make the room stop spinning" vibe I'll otherwise have going on. And then I'll go and crash into bed around 6pm and then sleep the rest of it off!

So I hope you've enjoyed this different sort of blog post. I just thought I'd share my own personal top tips on how to have a good night out, yet still function the next day... kinda! The song of the day is Lust For Life by Lana Del Rey and The Weekend. What are your top hangover cures? Let me know in the comments,

Izzy K xxx