- Timezone: America/New_York
- Date: Jan 01 2024
- Time: All Day
- Jan 01 2024
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National Hangover Day
No one likes a hangover and then someone created National Hangover Day, this must be a joke, right?
The throbbing headache, the queasy stomach, the cotton mouth… it’s enough to make you wish you’d never had that last drink. But alas, we’ve all been there. And for some of us, National Hangover Day is just another day at the office.
So what’s the best way to cure a hangover? There’s no magic bullet, but there are a few things you can do to ease your misery.
First, drink lots of fluids (preferably water or sports drinks) to rehydrate your system.
Second, eat something light and bland to settle your stomach.
And finally, get some rest – your body needs time to recover from all that alcohol!
Of course, the best way to avoid a hangover in the first place is to drink responsibly and not overdo it. But if you do find yourself with a pounding head and an upset tummy tomorrow morning, just remember: there are lots of people in the same boat as you… happy National Hangover Day!
January 1st is National Hangover Day – a day for celebrating (or recovering from) the night before
January 1st is a day for celebration—but it can also be a day of recovery. It’s National Hangover Day, a chance to take it easy and recuperate from the night before when we said goodbye to the old year with parties and festivities. Some might want to hide away until the symptoms pass, but many find their own cures.
From greasy breakfasts or ‘hair of the dog’ drinks to infusions of sour fruits and even home remedies like pickle juice, everyone has their own ways of dealing with those unwelcome morning-after feelings.
Of course, the best way to enjoy National Hangover Day is to celebrate responsibly: avoid excess alcohol, stay hydrated, and get dressed up for something unique.
That way you can spend New Year’s Day feeling refreshed and looking good! Whatever your plans may be, here’s wishing you a wonderful January 1st; here’s to health and happiness—and maybe just a taste of what comes before!
Tips for avoiding a hangover: drink lots of water, eat a big meal, get some sleep
For those of us who occasionally partake in a few drinks, the hangover the next morning is an all-too-familiar consequence. But by taking a few precautions before and after drinking, it’s possible to reduce this lingering after-effect.
Before indulging in alcohol, aim to have a substantial meal to line your stomach and help slow down the absorption of alcohol.
Be sure to drink plenty of water in between drinks — not only does this help replace any fluids lost from drinking, but it also helps dilute any remaining alcohol in your system, making it easier for your body to process.
And lastly, once you’re ready to call it a night, be sure you get some sleep. Not only will this give your body time to recover from the excesses of drinking, but restorative sleep also helps flush out toxins that contribute to hangover symptoms such as headaches and nausea. Following these three simple tips can make all the difference when it comes to avoiding that dreaded hangover.
A tip that sounds strange is to drink a bloody mary and it might be a coincidence but National Bloody Mary Day is also celebrated on the 1st of January. If it really works is for you to find out.
Tips for dealing with a hangover: drink lots of fluids, take ibuprofen, eat something greasy
Most of us have woken up after a night of drinking feeling less than stellar. You may start to wonder, “why me?”; the answer always brings us back to that last tequila shot or beer at 2 am.
Unfortunately, the solution is not as easily found, but there are a few tried and true tips that can help relieve your hangover woes.
Drinking lots of fluids is one way to lessen the effects of dehydration that comes with a hangover.
Water is best, but any type of beverage will do. If you’re up for it, some orange juice or sports drinks can give a much-needed boost of vitamins and sugars too.
Taking ibuprofen can help reduce headaches and other aches and pains associated with a hangover, so keep some handy just in case.
Lastly (and luckily), eating something greasy often does the trick too! Greasy foods—like burgers or pizza—fill your stomach and provide calories without having to actually sit down for a meal.
Hangover cures from around the world: pickle juice in Russia, raw eggs in Mexico, hair of the dog in England
No matter where you are, a big night of drinking is always accompanied by concerns about the morning after. From Russia to Mexico, people have come up with a range of treatments in an effort to find relief from the dreaded hangover.
In Russia, pickle juice has long been believed to reduce headaches and nausea associated with overconsumption. This cure was popularized by soldiers in World War II who would consume pickles when they were too far from a kitchen for something more substantial.
Meanwhile, in Mexico, it is common to break two raw eggs into a glass and sip it as a remedy for headache and dizziness – though opinions are split on its efficacy.
And while it might not be great medical practice, many English drinkers swear by ‘the hair of the dog’ – though this is often true in other countries too!
How to make your own hangover kit: include items like Gatorade, Advil, and crackers
There is nothing worse than waking up with a hangover and not being prepared. Having the right supplies on hand can make all the difference in how you recover.
The first item in any hangover kit should be a bottle of Gatorade or other sports drinks such as Powerade or Vitamin Water Zero. Not only are they rich in electrolytes that your body needs to replace those lost due to dehydration, but they also help replenish your energy levels so you can get back to feeling better quicker.
In addition, anti-inflammatory pain relievers such as Advil or Tylenol can help reduce headaches and minor aches from overindulging. Crackers and other starchy snacks provide simple carbohydrates which help boost your blood sugar levels, another way to quickly lessen hangover symptoms and feel more like yourself again.
Along with these items, adding some travel-sized toiletries like moisturizer, lip balm, and mints will complete your hangover kit–even some fresh breath leaves you feeling more alert and ready to tackle whatever the day may bring!
All of these necessities fit easily into a small bag making it easy to stash in a cupboard at home or take along while out on the town. With just a few items your own personalized kit guarantees a swift recovery after an evening of drinking.
Although National Hangover Day is a bit of a joke, it’s a good reminder to take care of ourselves during the holiday season.
By following some simple tips – like drinking lots of water and eating a big meal before bed – we can help reduce our chances of feeling terrible the next day. If you do find yourself with a hangover, don’t despair!
There are plenty of remedies out there to help you feel better. From pickle juice in Russia to raw eggs in Mexico, people have been using all sorts of cures for centuries.
And if you want to make your own hangover kit, we’ve got you covered. Just include items like Gatorade, ibuprofen, and crackers, and you’ll be ready for anything. Have a happy and healthy National Hangover Day!