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The Ultimate Hangover Survival Guide: Myths, Remedies, and Fun Facts for International Hangover Day

Hangover Guide by Refinery 29
Hangover Guide by Refinery 29

What Is a Hangover?

A hangover is an unpleasant aftermath of drinking too much alcohol. It's like a party's evil twin showing up uninvited the following day. Symptoms include headaches, nausea, fatigue, and an intense craving for greasy food.

Why Do We Get Hangovers?

  • Dehydration: Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it makes you pee more. More bathroom breaks = less water in your body.

  • Blood Sugar Levels: Alcohol can mess with your blood sugar, leaving you feeling weak and shaky.

  • Sleep Disruption: Even though you might pass out, alcohol actually disrupts your sleep cycle.

Common Myths About Hangover Cures

  • "Hair of the Dog": Drinking more alcohol will NOT cure your hangover. It might delay the symptoms, but it won't make them go away.

  • Greasy Food: While it might satisfy cravings, it won't magically cure your hangover.

  • Cold Showers: They might wake you up but won't wash away the hangover.

Remedies That Actually Work

  • Stay Hydrated: Drink water or electrolyte-rich beverages.

  • Eat a Balanced Breakfast: Think fruits, toast, and eggs.

  • Rest: Sometimes, the best cure is more sleep.

  • Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers: Ibuprofen or aspirin can help with headaches.

Celebrate Responsibly!

Remember, drinking in moderation is the best way to avoid a hangover. Enjoy International Hangover Day responsibly, and may your morning after be as fabulous as the night before! Now you're all set to celebrate International Hangover Day with style and wisdom! Cheers! 🥳


  • Mayo Clinic: Hangover symptoms and causes

  • Healthline: Hangover Cures: Myths and Facts

  • WebMD: Hangover Myths


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