Hangovers often feel inevitable after a night (or day) of drinking. The groggy, nauseous, I’m-never-drinking-again thought process has crossed most of our minds. Other thoughts might include: Did someone hit me in the head last night? Why does my head feel like this? Why does my body feel like this?
The top reason for the horrible side effects of a hangover? Dehydration. According to Healthline, “Alcohol is a diuretic. It causes your body to remove fluids from your blood through your renal system, which includes the kidneys, ureters, and bladder, at a much quicker rate than other liquids.”
Being dehydrated results in feelings of dizziness, fatigue, headaches, irritability, and constipation, among a variety of other undesirable symptoms. No wonder hangovers feel the way they do.
So, the question still stands: how do we prevent and recover from hangovers?
After a night of celebratory drinking at a bachelorette party, I expectedly woke up to a horrible hangover. While I desperately searched online for anything that would help alleviate the feeling, I discovered Hydralyte’s Oral Rehydration Solution. What I loved about this dehydration solution was that it was fast–it hydrates 2-3 times faster than water!
I knew I had to keep this as my secret weapon to deal with all hangovers.
Prior to a night out with friends, as we were about to pregame, I insisted we all drink Hydralyte Electrolyte Powders. Knowing the night of fun we had ahead of us, we knew we had to prepare our bodies for the dehydration that would occur from drinking, and avoid a hangover.
While Hydralyte doesn’t “cure” a hangover, it will bring balance back to your body and make you feel better faster. Taking the correct steps to be hydrated, getting enough rest, and eating before we drank was the perfect concoction to avoiding the horrible next-day feeling.
Don’t get hungover–hydrate better with Hydralyte.
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