After a great night of wine drinking, the consequences often appear the next morning. A wine hangover is arguably the worst kind of hangover, complete with pounding head, dry mouth, dizziness, and nausea.
Luckily, there are a few things you can do to improve your situation. Read on to learn how you can become a new woman after a big night out.
Curing a Wine Hangover in 5 Steps
More than 75% of the people who have consumed alcohol have had at least one hangover. And it often feels like the older we get, the worse those hangovers get.
Here’s how you can recover the next time you wake up with wine flu:
1. Hydration Station
Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it dehydrates your body as you’re drinking it. The result? Nausea and headaches the next day. The best option is to be mindful of this while you’re drinking and drink a glass of water between each glass of wine.
In the morning, you may find that you wake up a few times. Each time you wake up, drink as much water as you can and then go back to bed. You should notice that you feel slightly better within a few hours.
2. Eat Smart
Many people find that they crave sugary foods and drinks after a wine hangover since they provide an energy boost that combats the dizziness and fatigue.
But the best foods are slow-release carbohydrates. If you feel sick, try bland foods like a poached egg on wholemeal toast, a fruit smoothie, or a whole-grain breakfast cereal.
3. Get Some Light Exercise
Sure, exercise is likely to be the last thing you want to do with a wine hangover. But you’ll feel much better if you get some light exercise.
A 30-minute walk or 10-15 minute run is enough to help you shift those toxins out of your body. You’ll also suffer less in the fresh air, and will get the benefit of endorphins.
4. Get your Vitamins
One of the reasons a wine hangover hits so bad is because we’re low on vitamins and minerals. That’s why some people are using vitamin B12 injections after a big night out (these are popular in Las Vegas).
If you drink often, you may naturally be low in B-12, which can cause symptoms like fatigue, loss of appetite, and diarrhea.
If you’re feeling unwell, once you’ve completed the above steps, feel free to rest. If you don’t have to go to work and you have a day to yourself, spending some time relaxing can help you feel better.
Grab a snack and spend a few hours reading a good book or watching Netflix on the couch. And of course, vow to drink less wine next time you go out!
What’s your favorite wine hangover cure? Do the above tips work for you, or do you do something a little different? Let us know in the comments below!