Hangovers SUCK! Sometimes they are just hard to recover from, depending on how much you drank and how little you slept. While we want you to have a good time at our club, we want you to recover and return to enjoy our exciting environment again! So let’s go over some of our favorite hangover remedies.
Why Do Hangovers Happen?
Hangovers are the result of many things, but the main factors are:
- Electrolyte Depletion: Electrolytes like sodium, potassium, and magnesium are minerals that help your body stay hydrated, and dehydration causes an electrolyte imbalance.
- Low blood sugar: Alcohol inhibits the production of glucose in the body. Blood sugar is your body’s primary energy source, and your brain relies on blood sugar to process information and thinks clearly.
- Dehydration: “Don’t break the seal” is a commonly used phrase when drinking alcohol. Alcohol is a diuretic that increases urination and prevents your kidneys from conserving water, which is why you pee so often when you drink.
- Poor sleep: While alcohol is a sedative, it disrupts your sleep cycle. While you may get a few hours of sleep, it won’t be quality sleep.
Water, Water, Water!
The absolute best remedy for a hangover is drinking water. Alcohol dehydrates the body because you lose a lot of fluids through sweating, urinating, and vomiting. Rehydrating your body can help immensely without putting too much strain on your stomach. We also recommend alternating drinking alcohol and water so your body has a better chance the following day.
Many foods and liquids contain electrolytes. Electrolytes offer sources of vitamins and minerals like potassium and sodium to help restore your body’s electrolyte balance after a night of heavy drinking. Some gas stations, grocery stores, or liquor stores have hangover drinks that you can give a try, but you can also try:
“Hair of the Dog”
While we don’t recommend continuing drinking the following day…some people swear by the “hair of the dog that bit you” and having another alcoholic drink or two. Hangovers are a form of alcohol withdrawal, which could ease hangover symptoms.
Get More Sleep
Aside from hydrating your body, time and rest would be the best thing to recover from your hangover. Alcohol can disrupt sleep, so it’s not restful even when you sleep. If you wake up in the middle of the night, drink some water, take a pain reliever, and head back to bed to get more restful sleep.
Over-the-counter pain relievers will calm a pounding headache; be careful how much you take. Tylenol and other acetaminophen can damage your liver, so give your liver a break and reach for Ibuprofen.
Alcohol lowers your blood sugar which would explain the dizziness and shaking while you’re hungover. Your body and brain need carbs for fuel, so have a couple of toast or a handful of crackers to bring the blood sugar levels back to normal. If you can handle it, eat a full breakfast to ensure you get all the carbs and protein, you need to help you recover.
Take it Easy!
We want to see you back at Splash Super Club, so take it easy, don’t overdo it, and you’ll be okay! Aside from alcohol, Splash Supper Club has weekly live performances, delicious food, and hookah for you to enjoy! Dress your best and have fun with us!