Eight in the morning, the birds are singing a song that only registers as nails dragging against a chalk board, the light shining through the blinds burns and is feels much more intense than any other day. It’s almost impossible to swallow because you’re mouth is so dried out from your body being dehydrated, and the smell of breakfast is absolutely revolting. Good morning! You’re hung over.
When we overindulge in alcohol consumption, we tend to forget everything important in avoiding that throbbing, nauseating headache only cured by a cocktail of pain relievers and coffee. We swear off alcohol forever and vow to never drink another drop just so we never feel this horrible again. Don’t pour out all your bottles of liquor from the freezer yet though. Fortunately, avoiding that day-wrecker is easy and not that far off from what you are already doing during your nights out on the town.
Never begin drinking without knowing what is in store for the next day. If you have an important meeting, a test at school, or are leaving for a road trip, it is wise to avoid drinking altogether the night before. If your schedule is open and free of events that would require your full attention, prep yourself before diving into a sea of liquor and beer so you do not end up miserable in the morning. First and foremost, cheer up. If you’re upset and it is the cause of your drinking, try to put yourself in a better mood by listening to your favorite music or venting about your problem with a friend first. Drinking mixed with sadness will almost always lead to consuming much more than initially planned, resulting in a hefty hangover on top of all your worries. Fill your stomach with food before enjoying too many drinks. Food will help absorb much of the alcohol you drink speeding it along through digestion. A glass of milk before drinking alcohol is a great way to prevent acid reflux caused by the acidic properties in alcohol, and will also slow down the...