Beating that 'Next Day Hangover'

This is one of the better articles I read on hangovers, thought we would share it with you. Source was written by Stacy Liberatore for the Daily Mail

 

TIPS TO GET RID OF A HANGOVER
 
Eat eggs first thing in the morning: Eggs have a high concentration of amino acid called L-cysteine, which helps your body more readily breakdown excess acetaldehyde and in turn eliminates some of those hangover symptoms
 
Drink one glass of water after every drink: The more water in your system, the less chance of significant dehydration.
 
Stop drinking before bed: Don't drink anything for an hour and a half before bed, which will keep you from waking up throughout the night
 
Don't drink on an empty stomach: Don't drink anything for an hour and a half before bed, which will keep you from waking up throughout the night.
 
Effects of a hangover vary from person to person, but usually occur within eight to sixteen hours after you start popping those bottles.
 
They are characterized by the unpleasant physical and mental symptoms such as nausea, anxiety and vomiting.
 
When alcohol passes through your liver it's met by two enzymes whose jobs are to break it down, ADH and ALDH, and make it possible to eventually eliminate it from the body all together.
 
'ADH converts alcohol into acetaldehyde, which is a toxin and carcinogens,' as stated in Reaction's video.
 
'ALDH then coverts this compound into an acetate which is further broken down into carbon dioxide water.'
 
Studies have shown that high acetaldehyde levels have led to cognitive impairment, memory loss, dry mouth, fatigue and other feelings of being rundown.
 
The Reaction team suggests if you want to get rid of those rundown feelings, cook up some eggs for breakfast.
 
'Eggs have a high concentration of amino acid called L-cysteine, which helps your body more readily breakdown excess acetaldehyde and in turn eliminates some of those hangover symptoms.'
 
After a long night of drinking the first thing most of us do is run to the fridge and grab a gallon jug of water.
 
Dehydration is one of the most common and most noticeable symptoms of a hangover.
 
The reason behind this is, the booze you drank the night before has the power to hinder the creation of a hormone in our bodies, vasopressor, which instructs your kidneys on how much water they can hold.
 
Low levels of the hormone will cause your kidneys to dump any excess water into your bladder that they may be holding on to, which is why scientists call alcohol a diuretic.
 
'For a tip, try drinking one glass of water for every alcoholic drink you throw back,' according to the video.
 
'The more water in your system, the less chance of significant dehydration.'
 
If you drink too much New Year's Eve, you will probably sleep in a lot longer - especially if you have New Year's Day off.
 
But have you ever noticed no matter how much you sleep in, it still feels like it's not enough?
 
It's because those extra few shots at the end of the night did a number on two neurotransmitters that are in charge of your sleeping and waking up.
 
GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter which means it limits neural process in the central nervous system.
 
'Alcohol increases GABA's activity and its receptors ultimately turn up these effects on the central nervous system.'
 
The other transmitter is glutamate, an excitatory transmitter, which gets neural activity going.
 
Alcohol hinders the ability of receptors to obey all of the instructions from glutamate, which results in a decreased neural activity.
 
The more drinks you have, the less time you'll spend dreaming away in REM sleep - no matter how tired you were before you laid down.
 
The tip for this problem is not to drink anything for an hour and a half before bed, which will keep you from waking up throughout the night.
 
Drinking wine, then tequila, then ending the night with a beer might've sounded good at the time, but it usually leads to vomiting in the morning.
 
Alcohol irritates the mucus lining in your stomach, which keeps the acidic contents from escaping.
 
'To help alleviate the issues of a weak stomach lining, it's wise to make sure that you have some heavy foods in your stomach before you begin drinking,' suggests Reactions.
 
'This goes double for proteins which slow down the absorption of alcohol in your blood.'
 
'Don't drink on an empty stomach, unless you want a troubled stomach.'
 

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