Drinking is often unavoidable and a drinking session with friends is not something that you would want to miss out on and with good reason. While you may enjoy the activity itself, the hangover caused from the drinking session may be difficult to manage. This is especially true if you are hung-over when you go to work the next day. Your boss may not let it slide and such a hangover may be a death knell for your career.
Here is a look at some tips that you can follow if you want to prevent your co-workers from detecting the fact that you are hung-over.
1. Have A Hearty Breakfast
When you wake up and feel the hangover, make sure that you take in a heavy breakfast. There is a scientific explanation why such a meal will control the effects of the hangover. The food will increase the blood sugar levels, which can help curb or cure the symptoms from too much drinking. Fatigue, nausea, weakness and some other most easily recognizable symptoms of drinking alcohol, are generally treated with the heavy meal.
2. Get A Good Night’s Sleep
While moderate or limited drinking may promote sleep, excessive drinking usually interferes with normal sleep patterns. Insufficient sleep can greatly enhance the symptoms related to the hangover. Therefore, the best way to hide the hangover the next day at work is to get a good night’s sleep the previous night.
3. Drink Lots Of Fluids
When you drink alcohol, your urine increases. This means that a lot of water is lost from the body. Similarly, water may also be lost if you vomit after drinking alcohol. In both the cases, you are susceptible to dehydration, which can alleviate some of the symptoms related to a hangover. Therefore, the best way to cure such symptoms is to keep your body properly hydrated with fluids. Water is the best drink in such a condition and may aid in flushing out the toxins from the body.
4. Supplementary Remedies
Although the research is sparse in this regard, some people believe that consuming certain supplements may reduce the effects of a hangover. These supplements include red ginseng, ginger, borage oil and eleuthero; these products are believed to be helpful against a hangover. While most of these are unavailable in India, ginger is a common ingredient in every Indian kitchen. Mix ginger extract with brown sugar and tangerine juice. Drink this mixture and you may notice some improvement.
5. Drinking Less Or Not At All
Not to be a spoilsport or anything, but have you considered avoiding alcohol on working days. It is the only sure shot way of ensuring that you are not hung-over at work the next day. Try to hold off on the drinking for a Friday night or Saturday night, depending on the work routine that you follow. If you know that there is no work the next day, you can drink in peace and without any worry. Similarly, drinking only a very small amount of alcohol will also ensure that you are not hung-over at work. Try to control the amount when you go out with friends, so as not to feel the effect of drinking the next day.
There is no doubt that it is better to be safe than sorry, especially in matters concerning your career and life in general. Similarly, if you have proper health insurance, you should also have proper safety measures in place when it comes to drinking alcohol. Determine a safe limit for alcohol consumption and try to stick to this limit. As you get older, try to cut down on the drinking to prevent liver damage.