Hangover Day ~ January 1st

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So you really, really… really celebrated last night.  After all, the new year beginning is a huge reason to celebrate.  Today, however, you are not feeling nearly as well as you did last night. The reason is… let’s face it, an over-indulgence of liquid fun.  You have a hangover.  But how do you know for sure?  Well, if not from experience then the main symptoms of a hangover usually consist of:

Symptoms

  • a headache, usually severe
  • sensitivity to light
  • sensitivity to sound
  • dry mouth (cottonmouth)
  • difficulty concentrating
  • rapid heartbeat
  • weakness
  • lack of coordination
  • exhaustion

Why do we do this to ourselves again?  Oh yeah, it’s “fun”.  What do we do now that we have to pay the piper though?  This was not part of your original plan.  You brought in the New Year with a celebration and plans to make the New Year great.  But now it is January 1 and you are feeling just awful.  So this is a good day to make a New Year’s resolution to cut back on drinking since you have a not so gentle reminder of one of the many reasons drinking too much is bad.

The best way to treat a hangover is to treat it like a cold or flu. Get plenty of rest, drink lots of water, eat things like toast and crackers, which will help regulate your blood sugar, and ibuprofen or other pain relievers.  Stay away from alcohol and caffeine, as these can dehydrate you more than you already are and make your hangover worse.

Hangover Cure

There is no hangover cure, no matter how much you wish there were.  Hair of the dog type remedies are a fallacy and will only end up making you feel worse.  Time is the only thing that will truly make this vile reminder of the things we either do or do not remember from the night before, go away.

The origin of this day originally was a suggestion originally made at a gathering in 2015.  It was made a National Day in November of 2015.

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