As the festive season is almost upon us and the annual onslaught of Christmas parties is around the corner, we thought we’d be really nice and suggest a few measures to avoid or eradicate hellish hangovers! There’s nothing worse than a mid-week Christmas bash which leaves you battling to get through the rest of the week in a slightly fragile state. As we like a tipple here at Admast, between us we could think of quite a few remedies to help with such over-indulgences, and have researched a few more for good measure.
1) The obvious starting point would be good old PAINKILLERS! And a great tip from the top – taking these before you go to bed works even better than taking them the next day. NB this obviously is dependent on being in a sober enough state to remember to do this before you stagger into your pit.
2) Milk thistle is another lifesaver – despite being around for over 2,000 years and used in the treatment of liver disease and toxins, it can still help the occasional boozer in their quest to avoid a hangover. It tastes pretty vile but, if taken before and after a good sesh on the drink, it seems to perform miracles.
3) If these preventative measures don’t work then reactive measures should then be applied! The first suggestion is a massive and concerted intake of carbohydrate and protein in the form of either a) a fry up b) a bacon sarnie c) a pie d) a Macdonalds (even early in the day) or e) anything from Greggs. All should be washed down with full fat coke.
4) Hair of the dog is always a winner – after a couple more drinks the pain of a hangover seems to ease and is a long distant memory after drink no 5 or 6. Bloody Mary’s are meant to be particularly adept at blowing the cobwebs away.
5) A more healthy approach would be to eat a banana as they contain lots of potassium but this is not remotely as much fun as points (3) or (4) above! Our Designer suggested having this with honey on toast to boost sugar levels too.
6) A good/long sleep is also a winner, but after office parties this is often not an option unless you can find a cosy sofa tucked away from the boss’s office.
7) Our IT Manager’s top tip is a good old can of Irn Bru!
8)One of personal favourites is a good old spicy curry to sweat out the toxins and generally just make you feel better for the 20 minutes it takes to eat it.
9) A radical suggestion from our Designer here at Admast was to take part in quite vigorous exercise but I personally can’t think of anything worse!
10) One final suggestion which is pretty obvious (but NO fun!) is, of course, to simply not drink in the first place. DULL DULL DULL!
Happy partying everyone!