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