In just the blink of an eye, we are approaching the end of 2022. While some people may feel sentimental about how fast the year is coming to a close, others may rejoice in the holiday season that is upon us.
If you’re planning or attending a New Year’s Eve countdown, you should be well-prepared to drink lots of alcohol. If so, you can observe these few steps below to reduce your chances of having those pesky hangover symptoms.
1. Get more sleep
Trust us. We know that you’re probably not getting enough sleep as it is. Combined with the likely possibility that you’ll be staying out till the wee hours of the night, it’s crucial to catch a restful sleep to allow your body to prepare and repair itself.
As such, we recommend having more than 7 hours of sleep a few days before your event to compensate for the lack of good sleep in the days ahead.
2. Stay hydrated
We should all know by now that dehydration is one of the most common reasons behind hangovers. Thus, don’t neglect to drink around 4 to 6 cups of water daily. If you have to run around frequently, increase your water intake to 8 cups. This ensures that your body is sufficiently hydrated, minimising hangover symptoms and other effects after drinking.
Throughout the night, take sips of water in-between alcoholic beverages to avoid feeling like death the morning after.
3. Eat the right foods
If you know that you’ll be drinking tons of alcohol later in the night, remember to have a filling meal a few hours before, especially of carbohydrate and protein-rich foods like pasta, meats, cheeses, and bread. These foods can boost your calorie counts, but they can metabolise alcohol better and slow down alcohol absorption in your body.
4. Take an alcohol recovery pill
This is a little secret that only our readers will know about: pop an alcohol recovery pill or anti-hangover supplements before your drinking session to prevent symptoms like Asian flush and nausea from arising. While such supplements don’t guarantee a 100% hangover-free experience, they can at least lessen the bothersome after-effects of drinking.
DrinkAid’s Complete Alcohol Defence is one of the leading alcohol recovery pills because it is formulated through several scientific research. On top of that, our supplements are made with powerhouse ingredients, such as Japanese Raisin Tree, Black Pepper Extract, and an assortment of vitamins and minerals, to be an effective treatment to reduce Asian flush and other symptoms. You can look at our Whitepaper for the full list of ingredients used.
Our Complete Alcohol Defence is available online for purchase, starting from $19.90 for a box. However, you can also find us at our various lifestyle and wellness partners, which include Bar Bar Q, The Cooperage, and The Drunken Poet, at $25 per box or $5 per sachet.