5 Must-Read Hangover Remedies

Your head is pounding. You’re exhausted. You ache all over. Will someone please dim the lights and stop the room from spinning?

It’s a new year and you are hungover. It’s a sign of a good party but you’re not feeling it right now. You’re filled with regret. You’ll never drink to excess again. But in the meantime, what can you do to cure your hangover, fast?

Here are a few tips:

Drink up

No, we are not referring to the leftover beers in the fridge. You’ve had enough alcohol already! Drink plenty of water or fruit juice. You need to rehydrate.

Eat something

You stomach is upset. Best you stick to small portions and bland foods, like crackers and dry toast. It will boost your blood sugar and actually may help your stomach recover a bit. Also try drinking or eating something with fructose in it, which can help speed up the rate at which your body burns off alcohol.

Hit the medicine cabinet

Painkillers might cure your headache but beware: Aspirin may irritate the lining of your stomach. If you’re a heavy drinker, acetaminophen can damage your liver. If you do take an over-the-counter pain reliever, try to take only a small dose.

Try a natural remedy

Some vitamins and herbs can help clear your body of toxins. Try B vitamins, vitamin C, evening primrose oil, milk thistle or globe artichoke.

Get some sleep

That’s right, sleep it off. Nothing beats a good nights sleep and that’s exactly what your body needs right now.