Got a hangover ? What works and what makes things worse ?

Ways to cure a hangover.

After partying the night away, you might wake up feeling a little out of it. While we always recommend that everyone drinks responsibly, sometimes things can quickly go into overtime. So what do you do the next morning when your head feels like you're trapped inside a vice under water ?

Here are some common hangover remedies

More Alcohol

If you are waking up to a massive hangover, the last thing you probably want to do is grab another drink. While another one might give you some temporary relief, it' probably best to give your body a break and try some other fluids. If you must make that morning bloody mary a virgin one.

Juice , Water & Gatorade

More juice, more water, more Gatorade. Fluids are definitely your best friend when your brain feels like mash potatoes. After a night of drinking, it's probably more like a raisin that needs fluids to re-hydrate. In extreme cases, I've tried children's Pedialyte. While definitely not as delicious as orange Gatorade, it definitely gets the job done.

A Greasy Breakfast

Bacon is so good it should be a cure all for everything. But the thought of crispy, greasy bacon on a hangover sounds like instant heartburn on top of a pounding headache. While you might want to get more calories back into your system, you might want to stick with some toast for a bit.

Alka Seltzer

According to Alka Seltzer, it's magic effervescent droplet is supposed to do the following magic:

The unique combination of ingredients in Alka-Seltzer Morning Relief is designed to relieve minor aches and pains with fatigue or drowsiness associated with a hangover, and can also be used for headaches, body aches and pain alone.

Alka Seltzer has revived me from many many mornings of hangover pain. The combination of baking soda and aspirin works magic on revitalizing me back to a functioning human. Careful not to abuse it ... too much can also give your some stomach pain.


Ask any coffee drinker how they feel any morning they don't get their first hit ? It's an on-demand headache. Caffeine has a way of making you feel great when you're drinking it and horrible when you stop. I find coffee after a hangover is more of a must have than any type of cure. You simply just don't want to make a bad situation any worse right ?

Pain Relievers

It's called a pain reliever for a reason. Ibuprofen is made to relieve pain such as cramping, backaches and headaches. As part of the magic hangover cocktail its a must have ingredient.


I've tried this before. Absolutely the worst idea known to man. On the surface, it sounds like a great idea. Sweat out all the impurities you may have put in your body. Then you get inside the hot steamy room and start sweating out whats left of the fluids in your body. Not even close to enjoyable. You're better off sitting at home in your tub or taking a hot shower.


In the most extreme cases where your hangover has gotten the best of you, you can get an IV to re-introduce fluids back into your system. Services like Lively, Hangover Club, Vytalize and IV Doc will deliver you an IV to your home on-demand. While not necessarily a cure, this is definitely a shortcut to rehydrating your body. These services are not inexpensive but if you depending on your tolerance for hangover symptoms this maybe worth every penny.

Sleep Perhaps the best time tested cure for a hangover. Sleep. Lots of it. Let your body recover in the warmth of your bed and the cooler side of your pillow.