Heavy drinking causes damaging effects to the body, but at Hangover Hospital, we know that it’s easy to forget this when you’re out celebrating or just having some drinks at the end of a long week. Some of the most common hangover symptoms people feel after drinking too much are nausea and vomiting. There are several reasons for this. Dehydration can lead to people feeling sick to their stomach, and the liver uses acetaldehyde to process alcohol. This compound is considered toxic. Alcohol also causes excessive bile to accumulate in the stomach.
Whatever the reason, if you have woken up after a night out feeling nauseous or vomiting, there are a few hangover remedies you can use.
Eat Some Carbs
When you’re hungover is no time to start a low-carb diet. Bland carbohydrates such as saltine crackers or dry toast can help. Make sure you don’t overdo it, as too much food will actually make your nausea worse. Take a few bites and if you feel okay after those, take a few more. Once you’ve finished, you’ll likely begin feeling better.
It’s important to stay hydrated when you are hungover, as it will help your body eliminate the alcohol faster. However, it’s just as important to pay attention to what you drink. Choose clear liquids, such as apple juice or plain water. Do not drink coffee or other caffeinated drinks. These are diuretics and will only dehydrate you even more and exacerbate the feeling of nausea.
You can also make ginger tea by grating fresh ginger into a cup of boiling water and letting it steep for ten minutes before straining out the ginger. The water will keep you hydrated, while ginger is a known remedy for nausea and vomiting.
There are many over-the-counter medications, such as Gravol, that can help with nausea and vomiting. Make sure you follow the directions on the box, so you don’t overmedicate. It’s also important to wait the appropriate amount of time before taking a second dose. Many people take the first dose and then are sick to their stomachs. They think they vomited up the first pill they took, so they take another. This is very dangerous and could lead to overdosing, and far worse problems than a hangover.
Practice Deep Breathing
Sometimes, hangovers are so bad you can’t do anything but lie in bed and hope it goes away. When that is the case, practicing deep breathing can help. Lie on your back and take a slow, deep breath in through your nose, and let it out slowly through your mouth. This will cause your diaphragm to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which can help reduce the feeling of nausea.
Call for Our Hangover Cure Now
Nausea and vomiting are often so bad, you can’t wait for the sickness to pass on its own. When that is the case, call for our IV’s in the Keys hangover remedy now. At Hangover Hospital, we know just how bad hangovers can be and we’re committed to helping those suffering from one. We can be at your door in minutes with our hangover cocktail that you will help you start feeling like yourself again in no time. Call us now at (305) 912-4911 to book your appointment.