7 Ways To Beat The Dreaded Halloween Hangover

7 Ways To Beat The Dreaded Halloween Hangover

The morning after Halloween isn’t always fun for everybody. While kids may be waking up with a belly ache from too much candy, some adults can barely open their eyes as they nurse a monster hangover from having had too many celebratory drinks.

As we age, our bodies seem less and less capable of bouncing back from a night of hard partying, and Halloween hangovers can be especially inconvenient if it’s a weekday with chores to be done and jobs to get to.

# 1: Get An IV Therapy BEFORE Going Partying

The easiest way to avoid this situation is to drink in moderation of course. But if you know you’re going bar-crawling with friends or attending a party where you might overindulge, there are several tried-and-tested precautions you can take to make sure you don’t wake up with severe hangover symptoms the morning after:

Prepare your body to withstand a night of heavy drinking with IV therapyjust before you go out for the night. This is the best defense against an imminent hangover. The quick treatment, delivered intravenously, will fortify you with all the minerals and nutrients you need to avoid dehydration. You’ll be surprised by how `normal’ you’ll feel the morning after, just because you took this precaution.

# 2: Alternate Hard Drinks With Sprite

Chase your beverage of choice with a glass of Sprite. According to Chinese researchers, the lemony, carbonated drink helps the body to metabolize alcohol by speeding up the processing of ALDH, the main culprit of hangover symptoms.

# 3: Eat Honey

Honey neutralizes the harmful effects of alcohol with fructose, which competes with the metabolism of alcohol. Combining honey with ginger will also reduce nausea and vomiting in the aftermath of a night of drinking. 

# 4: Eat Pickled Cucumber

This is a natural hangover remedy that is very popular in Russia. Pickled cucumbers normalize sodium and water balance in the body and effectively soothes an upset stomach. 

# 5: Eat Umeboshi Plums

See if you can get your hands on these Japanese pickled plums. In Japanese traditions, they are considered the ultimate hangover cure. Scientists have found that eating Umeboshi plumshelps the liver process excess alcohol and replenish the body’s exhausted store of electrolytes.

# 6: Use Aromatherapy

Prepare you bedroom with aromatherapy oils before you go out for the night. Diffuse these restorative scents in the air or apply to pressure points. Peppermint and Eucalyptus, for example, will relieve headaches. Ginger oil will help with nausea. Rosemary will increase cerebral blood flow and rebuild energy.

# 7: Eat A Bacon Sandwich

Breakfast the morning after on a bacon sandwich. Remember that it cannot be just bacon. Or any other sandwich. It has to be a combination of these two ingredients. When large volumes of alcohol have depleted brain neurotransmitters, bacon comes in with its protein-richness and amino acids to top these up and immediately make you feel better. Bread, the bad boy of carbs, happens to be a boon for hangovers as well as it is full of yeast which has plenty of vitamin B. Your liver needs the help of vitamin B to process all the alcohol you dumped on it last evening.

How to Prep (and Recover) for Spring Break

Classes, homework, and finals – you thought it would never arrive but Spring Break is finally here! As spring break approaches, follow these three tips on how to prep (and recover).

Hydrate
Before, during, after. Water is your friend. Forgetting that will lead to crippling headaches, shaky hands and the party ending early. But healthy hydration is about more than eight glasses of water a day. IV Therapy is the fastest way to deliver fluids, electrolytes, and vitamins to the body, to restore optimum hydration and support the immune system.

Get a Healthy Glow
No time to tan? We’ve got you covered! Replace that tan with a healthy go with the Fountain of Youth cocktail. Create a new, fresh look and “glow” with our exclusive formula that utilizes specific vitamins and minerals to saturate the skin cells.

Detox
After the party is always the inevitable dehydration. Get your vitamin and nutrient levels back to where they need to be with our Carlos IV Therapy Cocktail. Get a high dose of fluids and vitamins that re-hydrate and detoxify cells, plus anti-nausea and acid reflux meds that alleviate headaches and distress.

4 Tips to Surviving Spring Break

4 Tips to Surviving Spring Break

For many young people across the country, spring break is a fun-filled, care-free time. From the day parties to the nightlife, the entire week long event is an endless cycle of enjoyment. Unfortunately, when you throw alcohol in the mix, you can be left dealing with a hangover that can ruin the rest of your trip. Even in moderation, alcohol can cause hangovers that can take all the fun out of your vacation. Some party-goers suffer from hangovers even when they drink below their limit. However, there are luckily 4 easy ways to help beat the Spring Break hangover the morning after partying.

Hydrate
Turns out alcohol is full of toxins that make your hangover worse. Before you start drinking, load up on hydrating liquids like water. Once you’re at the party, alternating between water and mixed drinks will let you last longer and prevent headaches later.
 
Nourish
Eat a hearty meal before you darty. Alcohol leaches essential nutrients which causes those horrific hangovers.
 
Rest
Sleep is not a cure-all but it definitely helps. Shoot for a solid 8 hours before your next round of partying.
 
revIVe Yourself
Visit revIVe Hydration Therapy in downtown Tuscaloosa after your vacay, and wipe out a week’s worth of partying in under an hour.

About Last Night: Facts about Hangovers

About Last Night: Facts about Hangovers

Ever wondered why the morning-after effects following a night of revelry really take the life out of you? The science behind why hangovers occur is still young, but here are a few facts you may not have known. 

Symptoms & Signs

  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Increased sensitivity to light and sound
  • Redness of the eyes
  • Muscle aches
  • Thirst
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Tremor
  • Sweating
  • Mood disturbances including depression, anxiety, and irritability

Poorer Performance with a Hangover

  • Reduced focus
  • Decreased mental endurance
  • Decreased mechanical accuracy
  • Impaired abilities while operating machinery, high-pressure decision-making, and with mental math

Dehydration 

  • Decreased ADH-Hormonal Secretion
  • 1L of fluid loss per 4 drinks
  • Excessive sweating
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Liver & Stomach Effects 

  • Toxic to the lining of the stomach
  • Increases pancreatic and intestinal acid secretion
  • Can cause gastroenteritis
  • Can Causes build up of fat compounds in liver cells, aka “fatty liver”

Low Blood Sugar 

  • Lactic acid build-up from alcohol breakdown causes low blood sugar
  • The brain is very sensitive to low sugar states this results in feelings of fatigue, weakness, and mood disturbances

Headache 

  • Vasodilation of blood vessels in the brain
  • Changes levels of hormones such as histamines, serotonin, and prostaglandins
  • This results in throbbing headache

Interference with Sleep 

  • Decreases the cycles of high quality, dream-state sleep, the kind that provides rest
  • Increases slow-wave, deep sleep
  • Causes snoring and sleep apnea, prolonged states of no breathing during sleep