Is Sleep The Best Hangover Cure?

 

The most common solution to any sickness is usually “Just Sleep It Off”. Arm snapped in half? Ah just sleep it off. Stomach Flu? Ah just sleep it off. Have a migraine? Well you get the point.

 

After a long night out, we all have experienced waking up to a crazy headache and the thought of death. Usually people will just try to sleep it off, but we have discovered how a strong hangover needs more than just sleep. Alcohol decreases the amount of REM Cycle sleep you get, which can create a restless nights sleep. REM sleep is very important when it comes to repairing your body, limited REM sleep will cause decreased cell repair.

 

So when you get home from the bar, its 2:00am, and you are hammered, lets prepare the body for recovery during your sleep. This is key if you want to wake up hangover free or with a reduced hangover.

 

Rehydrate: The body needs lots of water after a night out. Alcohol dehydrates your body, which dehydration can cause serious damage to your body and leave you with a serious migraine. Also, once you go to bed, the body is immediately trying to repair from your night on the town. The water will help clear your body of the toxins brought on from all those house tequila shots. Make sure you chug some water, yes this will make you pee, but you are going to have a restless night anyways. Clearing out the toxins will really help the next morning.

 

Thiamine (Vitamin B1): This can be found in eggs, meat, or a glass of Orange Juice. Before bed we recommend a Steak and Egg sandwich with a glass of OJ. Sound good? Only if you are trying to throw your entire night up. When you get home with the late night munchies, seriously try to eat some Thiamine or chug a glass of OJ.

Thiamine is used to absorb the alcohol, which obviously alcohol blocks Thiamine. So you need to fill yourself up with this vitamin and let your body get to work.

Food with high Thiamine:

  • Oats
  • Nuts
  • Beans
  • Meat
  • Cereal
  • Bread
  • Asparagus

Try this combination before you go to bed after a late night out. You will be pleasantly surprised with the results. 

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