I’m a quazi expert on this subject. However, no cure is going to work if you absolutely got hammered and only got 4 hours of sleep. At that point, you are almost better off just drinking. Nevertheless, here are my tricks:
- Spicy V8 (aka virgin bloody mary) It gets your blood flowing to your brain.
- Eat snacks (think pretzels before & after drinking)
- Monster Rehydrate Energy Drink
- Coconut Water (Salty & Sweet) or Water. But Coconut Water I think is better.
- Exercise with gatorade. Do anything and stay hydrated.
- A.D.D. medication (You need a prescription for this like adderall or vyvanse)
- Alka-Seltzer Morning After (Caffeine & Aspirin fizz hits you faster)
- Sleep (The more the better)
If you have a prescription for a pain killer & A.D.D. medicine, you can be cured in 30 minutes. However, this is bad for your liver. So talk to your doctor first.
Below is Menshealth.com list of hangover cures:
Below is askmen.com advice:
Sadly, hangovers are far less entertaining in real life, which is why hangover cures are so important. While lots of people have nutty ideas for what “cures” a hangover — inhaling a combination of pure oxygen and nitrogen, or drinking tea made from rabbit dung (seriously) — there’s actual science that backs up several potential remedies. We trust science a lot more than crazy drunks, which is why we think these are 6 hangover cures you should know.
Drink lots of fluids … that aren’t booze
Forget that hair-of-the-dog nonsense. Drinking more alcohol in the morning doesn’t block the effects of a hangover — it postpones them. So put down the wounded soldier and rehydrate with water. And then drink more water. Sports drinks like Gatorade or Powerade contain electrolytes — basically, minerals that keep the body running properly — but they also contain a lot of sugar. After 18 rum and Cokes, that’s the last thing your body needs.
If you’ve ever wondered why eating a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich makes you feel better when you’re hungover, we have the answer — it’s the egg. (And the deliciousness.) Eggs contain an amino acid called cysteine, which helps break down acetaldehyde, which is a nasty byproduct of your body trying to process all the booze. (Don’t be all healthy and order egg whites; cysteine is in the yolks.) And for people who swear that consuming a greasy breakfast helps “soak up” the booze in your gut, it doesn’t. There’s no scientific evidence to back that up.
Go back to bed
If it’s not a workday, the morning of your graduation, or the dawn of the apocalypse, try hitting the snooze button a few dozen times. A study in the journal Alcohol & Alcoholism showed that symptoms like headaches the day after excessive drinking are actually related to the fact that you didn’t get enough sleep.
The sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) in the fizzy medicine will help settle an upset stomach by neutralizing stomach acid. If aspirin bothers your tummy a lot, however, skip the Alka-Seltzer.
Wash down an OTC painkiller with caffeine
Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia have concluded that the caffeine in coffee and an OTC painkiller’s anti-inflammatory ingredients help deal with the chemical compounds of ethanol (pure alcohol) in rats. However, caffeine is a mild diuretic — it makes you take a leak — and can dehydrate you. So while a cup of joe can be a great short-term solution, without proper hydration, you risk feeling even worse. Also, you should avoid acetaminophen (Tylenol and Excedrin) because it’s demanding on your liver. And don’t you think your liver has already suffered enough?
You’re lying in bed, and the little man in your head is pounding away with a jackhammer. Your stomach feels like you just rode a roller coaster 15 consecutive times and you feel like you haven’t slept in weeks. While lying there, staring at the ceiling that has finally stopped spinning, the only question that comes to your mind is: “Did I really have to have that last drink?”
Well, you did have that final drink — the one that put you over the top — and now you’re paying for it. Not to worry, though, there are ways to relieve the headache, nausea and fatigue experienced after having one drink too many.
Before going to bed after drinking ad nauseam, there are ways for you to prevent the symptoms of a hangover, besides not drinking in the first place.
Drinking a lot of water before going to bed is an effective way of preventing the symptoms of dehydration experienced the morning after. Water before bed will also help wash out the alcohol from your system.
Drinking water between drinks is also a great way to prevent the ailing morning-after effects.
Crunch and munch
To help prevent a hangover, try to eat or snack before or while drinking.
Now if these suggestions didn’t work or if you didn’t follow these tips, here’s how to handle the morning-after hangover:
The symptoms you’re feeling post-drinking are signs of dehydration caused by the alcohol. That’s why you must rehydrate yourself by drinking a lot of water when you get up. Rehydrating your body is the key to recovering from the hangover, and this cannot be stressed enough. You can even put some lemon in your water because it’ll help soothe your stomach and will add vitamin C. When drinking water, avoid water that is extremely cold or hot; drink water at room temperature.
Even though you’re extremely tired and a cup of coffee seems like the best way to wake you up, try to stay away from it. Caffeine will only dehydrate you more, and since it’s also a diuretic, it will not help your stomach. Milk and other dairy products are also not a good idea; they may make you feel more queasy.
If you don’t want to drink water, try a glass of flat ginger ale, which helps soothe your stomach.
Juice is also a good idea; vitamin Cwill help give you the energy you’ll need.
Obey your thirst
Sports drinks such as Gatorade have been known to work for some people.
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Below is CNN Health advise:
There’s no scientific evidence that a heaping helping of bacon and eggs will ease hangover anguish, although many people swear by it. “Greasy food is just going to give you heartburn,” says Cutler, who recommends sticking with easy-to-digest foods such as toast or cereal. “You want to get calories right back into your system.”
Eat light and stay hydrated, agrees John Brick, Ph.D., an alcohol research scientist and author of “The Doctor’s Hangover Handbook.”
“No specific foods are recommended, although honey sandwiches are helpful to some people,” Brick says. “[They're] easy to eat and digest.”
Alka-Seltzer turns 80 in 2011, and the famous fizzy medicine has probably been used to treat hangovers for nearly that long. In 2001, the company even introduced a Morning Relief formulation specifically for hangovers.
All Alka-Seltzer varieties contain sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda), which will help settle a queasy belly by neutralizing stomach acid. But other ingredients, notably aspirin and citric acid, may irritate your stomach after a night of heavy drinking.
Aspirin or ibuprofen
Over-the-counter painkillers can certainly help ease hangover headaches and the aches and pains you may feel elsewhere in your body after a night of heavy drinking.
But choose carefully. If you’re a regular heavy drinker, you may have done some damage to the lining of your stomach, and taking aspirin or ibuprofen (such as Advil) can worsen this damage and even cause bleeding, Dr. Cutler warns.
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is also risky for habitual drinkers, due to the potential for liver damage. Check with your doctor about a painkiller that’s right for you.
There are lots of products out there that claim to prevent or cure hangovers — such as Chaser, PreToxx, and RU 21 — but there is very little scientific evidence that they will make you feel any better.
“Hangover pills that have been studied are not effective, or only help against a few complaints…but not all,” says Joris C. Verster, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychopharmacology at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, who studies hangovers.
A 2005 review article in the journal “BMJ” identified eight peer-reviewed, placebo-controlled studies of hangover remedies, and concluded that “no compelling evidence exists” to support their use.
“What’s in them either doesn’t work, or if it has any benefit, you could buy it generically for probably a third of the price,” says Cutler.
He suggests taking a multivitamin instead to restore the nutrients your body may have lost during a binge.
If you’re a regular coffee drinker, skipping the java when you’re hung over may — or may not be — a good idea, Brick says. You may wind up layering a pounding caffeine-withdrawal headache on top of your hangover woes if you miss your morning fix.
That said, caffeine narrows your blood vessels and boosts blood pressure. “Both of these may make the hangover worse,” Brick says. “If you drink coffee regularly, you might try a very small amount in the morning. Wait 30 to 60 minutes and see how you feel.”
Water and sports drinks
Conventional wisdom holds that the dehydration caused by heavy drinking is what makes you feel so bad the next day.
In fact, experts actually know very little about what causes a hangover. Potential culprits include disrupted biological rhythms or even alcohol withdrawal, and research suggests that congeners — toxic substances found in alcohol, especially dark liquors such as whiskey — may also play a role.
Nevertheless, replacing the fluid you’ve lost will likely help you feel a little less miserable.
“Juice, water, Gatorade, all those things — they’re going to make you feel better,” says Cutler.
A gentle workout might help you feel better, if you can manage it. (That’s a big if.)
“Remember: If you’ve been drinking heavily, you could be a little dehydrated, you could be metabolically behind on your nutrition, and exercise is going to require hydration and nutrition,” Cutler says. “Exercise is always the right thing to do, but I don’t think [on] the morning you wake up with a hangover, exercise is what you need.”
What you really need is rest, he adds.
Think you can “sweat out” the alcohol and other toxins you may have consumed during a night of partying? Think again.
A sauna can cause potentially dangerous blood vessel and blood flow changes in your body. “The last thing you need is to disrupt the normal blood flow patterns by extreme heat,” Cutler says.
If you’re already somewhat dehydrated, excessive sweating can be harmful, and even deadly. Researchers from the Finnish State Alcohol Company’s Research Laboratories in Helsinki warn that sauna bathing while hung over carries “real health risks,” including dangerous drops in blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythms.
People sleep poorly after a night of drinking. Alcohol will put you to sleep quickly, but when it begins to wear off several hours later, the withdrawal your body feels can disrupt sleep and jolt you awake. While sleep deprivation won’t by itself cause a hangover, it can definitely make the symptoms worse.