5 Tips for a Hangover-Free New Year's Eve
Happy (almost) New Year's Eve, party people!
As the champagne flows and the confetti flies, it's easy to get carried away and overdo it on the libations. But let's be real, no one wants to start the new year with a pounding headache, dizziness, and a general sense of misery. So, to help you ring in 2023 with a smile on your face (and not a bucket by your bed), here are some tried-and-true tips for preventing a hangover:
This may seem like a no-brainer, but it's worth repeating. Drinking too much, too fast, can lead to a wicked hangover. Try to space out your drinks and alternate with water or a non-alcoholic beverage. Your body will thank you.
Opt for clear spirits:
Darker spirits like whiskey and red wine contain congeners, which are byproducts of the fermentation process and can contribute to a worse hangover. Stick with clear spirits like vodka or gin, which have fewer congeners.
Drink plenty of water:
Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it can dehydrate your body. To help combat this, be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the night and especially before bed.
Eat before you drink:
Having some food in your stomach can help slow the absorption of alcohol and prevent a blood alcohol spike. So, make sure to grab a bite to eat before you start partying.
Take a pain reliever before bed:
If you know you're going to be drinking heavily, it can be helpful to take a pain reliever like ibuprofen or acetaminophen before bed. This can help reduce inflammation and ease a headache the next morning. Just be sure to follow the recommended dosage.
Get some rest:
After a night of partying, it's important to get some rest to allow your body to recover. Try to get a good night's sleep and give yourself time to rest and recuperate before starting your day.
So there you have it, some simple yet effective tips for preventing a hangover this New Year's Eve. Of course, the best way to avoid a hangover is to drink responsibly and in moderation. But if you do overdo it, these tips can help you recover and start the new year on the right foot. Cheers!