The best way to prevent a hangover is ... well not to drink so much that you have one. But since we all ignore this sage advice from time to time, this post is dedicated to helping you deal with this unfortunate situation. And since this is a Hammerhead blog you know you can expect a slightly different take on the situation.
Just remember that no one here at Hammerhead is actually a doctor, and this blog is more for entertainment value than anything else. We use some of these techniques but remember ... what do we know?
1. Don't go on a hike in the Dessert. Instead, Drink lots of Water Beforehand
I know, this is obvious, but it is also the most important. Hangovers are caused mainly by plain old dehydration. You can help prevent this by staying hydrated during the day before you’ve started drinking. I always forget to drink enough water, so make this a serious priority.
2. This is not the week to start your new low carb diet. Instead Load up on Carbs, Fats, and Protein
Drinking on an empty stomach is always asking for disaster. If your body only has booze to process, you’re going to feel it the next morning. You are also going to wake up feeling starved and as I am sure you know, getting yourself some food when you are hungover is an intense task. If you can, try to grab some chicken or a slice of pizza before you hit the sack.
3. Leave The Smokes at Home. Instead, try a smoke-free evening if you can handle it.
A number of studies have found that when people drink heavily, smoking cigarettes significantly increases the severity of a person’s hangover. Also, in general, it's probably in your best interest to leave your smokes behind.
4. Don't start mixing all sorts of liquor types. Stick to Clear Liquors
The darker the liquor the worse it’s going to feel in the morning. Of course, if you have one of our Premium Shot Skis it's hard to resist trying out all the different colors. This is more about not mixing a lot of beer with whiskey and so on.
5. Don't hit the slopes right away. Sleep It Off
Although having a poor sleep doesn’t directly affect your hangover symptoms, it adds to the irritability and exhaustion which is associated with your hangover. Getting plenty of sleep after a long night of drinking will help your body recover.
6. Not sure how this actually works, but it seems to. Have a Drink the Morning After
Treating a hangover by having another drink may seem counterintuitive, but it works. Basically, drinking more alcohol affects the metabolism of methanol found in some drinks. Methanol gets turned into formaldehyde which is responsible for many of your hangover symptoms. Alcohol, however, stops this conversion process and therefore stops the worst of your hangover.
7. Don't sit in the hot tub. You may really want to, but don't do it. Instead, Take a Cold Shower
Just turn your shower on as cold as you can get it and face it like the man(or woman) you are. Cold temperatures can shock your body, and this will push it to stop being so soft. You will feel so much better in a ton of ways if you are able to stay in there 3-4 minutes. Also, the cold will take down puffiness in your face, so your hangover is less obvious in public.
8. (After you drink a lot of water) Drink Some Coffee
What's worse than a tired hungover dude? Nothing. It's better to be a wide-awake hungover dude, right? But seriously, I always make sure to do this the next morning. The caffeine in coffee will relieve your headache, and give you the energy you’ll need for the upcoming day. I always add a bagel or something similar to give me an extra burst of energy. This always works for me.
9. Don't suffer alone. Get Down (and Dirty)
Yes, that means exactly what you think. Having sex will get you active again, and give you a burst of endorphins which will help relieve your headache. Note: I have never been able to actually try this out, as I'm usually a disgusting mess the next morning and no one will participate in my experiment to see if this works. "Let's do it in the name of Science!" I say (and of course, this never works)
10. Don't drink raw eggs. But try to convince your other hungover friends to do this (because that would be hilarious)
Yes, we have all heard about this. And we have also seen Rocky doing this (even when he was not hungover!). I have no idea if this works because it's way too gross to try. But if you can get your friends to do it, then take a video and send it to us.
That's if folks. Remember we really don't know if any of this will work for you, so best to simply drink in moderation. But Hammerhead is here to help you even when we don't really know what we are talking about. Take care Shot Ski people!