The Best Hangover Hacks To Get You Through This Christmas

Silly season won't know what hit it

Getting carried away with the aul pints this time of year is a given. Convincing yourself that hangovers don’t happen in December when you’re 3 gins deep and looking for any excuse to order another is always going to end up one way.

Before you know it you’re holding on by a thread in front of your whole family the next morning, and no amount of festive spirit will help you out.

But, never fear, while we hate to report that hangovers do very much still exist in December (soz), we have complied together the very best hacks out there to cure your silly season illnesses, sure to keep productivity at an all time high this festive season.

Drink Some Electrolytes

What are electrolytes? We hear you cry. Well, they’re a substance that conducts electricity when dissolved in water, and they’re essential for a number of bodily functions. A heavy drinking sesh causes these electrolytes to be completely thrown out of whack, so drinking a sports drink like a Powerade or coconut water if you want to be really healthy will help to balance these bad boys out again.

Cold eye/sheet mask

While gel eye and sheet masks are wonderful at the most mundane of times, using one when you’re hungover is heavenly altogether. Next time you pop into Penneys be sure to pick up a gel mask of your choice, put it into the fridge to stay cool and whack it onto your face whenever you have had a few too many. The coolness will ease your sore head in no time and you’ll be back to yourself before you know it.

Skip The Morning Coffee

When you’re feeling tired and a little worse for wear your first instinct is to grab a coffee, but please, don’t! Caffeine is a diuretic and a cup or two will only add to your dehydration. Opt for a few glasses of water instead, your body will thank you for it!

Have Banana For Breakfast

We’re all well aware that bananas are a great source of potassium, and we were today years old when we learned that potassium actually helps to break down symptoms of a hangover. So get peeling!

And eggs Too!

Whatever way you like em’ crack open a few eggs and get cooking. Eggs are rich in amino acid cysteine, which your liver desperately needs to break down the alcohol toxin acetaldehyde.

Get Some ZZZ’s

We’re well aware that this may not be an option for everyone, particularly those with full-time jobs nursing a sore head mid-week, but if it does happen to be an option take it! Trying to power through a hangover will only work for so long, if you can jump back into bed and kip for an extra hour or two then do it! Hangover be gone!


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