We don’t know about you, but we’ve spent the past fortnight either drunk or hungover. The day after the Office Christmas Do was not pretty for our Hangover, and the streets of London are filled with walking wounded workers clutching McDonalds breakfasts. It doesn’t have to be this way. Here’s what we diagnose:
The Second Sleep
Lucky enough to be off work on your hungover morning? Or just have an extremely understanding boss?
Then get back to sleep. Your body is programmed to wake you up when it’s gotten rid of all the alcohol in your system. That means the hangover is imminent. Down a pint of water and go back to sleep to head off the worst of the pain.
Salty, fatty foods are so tempting when you feel this bad, but you’ll feel loads better if you opt for sourdough bread instead of white loaf, avocado instead of sausages and tomatoes instead of bacon. And it’s just as delicious.
Hair of the Dog
The funnest option: whack a splash of Hotel Chocolat Salted Caramel vodka (it’s vegan!) in your coffee, or take a long lunch at a nearby bar where they serve Bloody Marys.
Get out of the House
Throw the duvet back and draw back the curtains. Get out into the fresh air. Even if you feel like you can’t move, you’ll be better for taking a quick walk to the Offie. Plus you can buy ingredients for your recovery brunch while you’re out.
Get together with the people you had a drinking session with in the first place. Hangovers can go from horrendous to funny in minutes once in the company of people who can feel your pain.
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