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How To Deal With Hangover Fatigue

There are many symptoms people may experience while suffering from a hangover. Hangovers typically start in the morning after a night of excessive drinking. Among the many symptoms you’ll encounter, fatigue is one of the most apparent.

Hangover fatigue, as with most other hangover symptoms, stems from dehydration. Unless you consume more water than alcohol, dehydration will occur after a day or night of heavy drinking.

Today, we discuss how you can help overcome hangover fatigue.

Why does alcohol cause fatigue?

Generally, the more alcohol you drink and the more dehydrated you become, the more exhausted you feel the morning after. Here’s why people get dehydrated when they consume excessive amounts of alcohol.

  1. Alcohol is a diuretic that increases the need and frequency to urinate.
  2. Excessive urination leads to a depletion of moisture within your body.
  3. In addition, because you’re filling your system with alcohol, you likely aren’t drinking enough water.
  4. Alcohol also slows down how much antidiuretic hormone (ADH) your body can produce.
  5. You won’t be able to maintain the necessary hydration levels to function correctly.
  6. Alcohol reduces blood sugar production and can impede your ability to fall asleep.
  7. Excessive urination, depleted blood sugar, and dehydration will make you feel exhausted and fatigued.

How to manage hangover fatigue

We have assembled some of the most efficient ways to keep hydrated through the night for those who do not wish to miss out on the fun and social aspect of alcohol but aren’t looking
to deal with the unpleasant effects of hangover fatigue.

Home remedies

We can start by reviewing some of the most tried and true home remedies for overcoming hangover fatigue.

Rehydrate your body

Dehydration is the root cause of fatigue and most other symptoms associated with a hangover. Therefore, dealing with dehydration is the key to feeling less fatigued and more rested. The best way to do this is by drinking plenty of fluids, including water and electrolyte beverages – both while consuming alcohol and the morning after.

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It’s also helpful to get carbs into your system. Carbs are a natural source of energy because they increase blood sugar levels. Because alcohol decreases blood sugar content, it’s crucial to re-elevate your levels.

Get some caffeine in your body

Even though coffee and tea aren’t necessarily good sources of hydration, they’re great sources of caffeine. And, since caffeine is a stimulant that increases brain activity and blood flow, it can serve as a quick energy source.

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Rest and recovery

One of the most damaging side effects of excessive alcohol consumption is that it can keep you from a good night’s sleep, primarily because people rarely go to bed on time if they’re out drinking with friends.

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Additionally, you may have to get up repeatedly throughout the night for bathroom breaks or because of nausea, preventing a good night of sleep. It might be necessary to carve out some time to nap, get some much-needed rest, and sleep.

Over-the-counter treatments

In addition to these therapeutic home remedies, several over-the-counter medications and treatments can help reduce hangover fatigue.

Vitamins and minerals

The most immediate over-the-counter treatment for hangover fatigue is by supercharging your body and immune system with plenty of vitamins and minerals. Specific vitamins and minerals are natural energy sources, such as zinc, B Vitamins, and Vitamin C. These vitamins and minerals also help boost your immune system and increase hydration, essential for fighting fatigue.

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Pain relievers

Over-the-counter pain relievers are another accessible option for overcoming hangover fatigue. However, because certain medications may be harmful after consuming alcohol, choosing the right one is essential. Aspirin and ibuprofen may help reduce the pain, aches, and nausea associated with hangovers, which may help you feel less tired.

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Avoid Tylenol after drinking alcohol, as it can lead to liver issues, and always wait until the morning after drinking to take NSAIDs, as you should never mix medications with alcohol.

Natural supplements

There are also plenty of natural herbs and supplements that may increase energy and reduce fatigue, including:

  • Ginger
  • Red Ginseng
  • Borage Oil
  • Prickly Pear
  • Eleuthero
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Many of these herbal supplements are readily available at most pharmacies or grocery stores that carry supplements. While these options might not pack as much energy punch as medications, they can still combat fatigue caused by hangovers.

IV therapy for hangover fatigue

Vitamin IV therapy is another excellent option for dealing with hangover fatigue. Thanks to its combination of ingredients and high absorption rate, IV therapy is one of the market’s most innovative and requested hangover remedies.

IV therapy can help provide the vitamins, minerals, medications, and fluids you need to overcome hangover fatigue as quickly as possible. In addition, you can also feel the positive effects of IV therapy much faster than with other remedies since it bypasses the digestive system.

Final thoughts

Fatigue can be your worst enemy, resulting in decreased productivity and performance. Therefore, any actions you make to eliminate or reduce fatigue so that you can get back to your best and most productive self. Using IV therapy or a combination of the treatments above gives you the best chance of quickly and effectively overcoming hangover fatigue.

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Hangover IV - Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in our hangover IV?

Our Hangover IV treatment contains a blend of IV fluids, electrolytes, vitamins and medication to restore the vitamins in your body and help your body battle with the unwanted hangover symptoms. Among the main ingredients are B-Complex vitamins, Vitamin B12, Toradol and Anti-Nausea medication. 

Why is hangover IV much more effective than hangover drinks?

Hangover IV is more effective than hangover drinks because the IV solution is introduced directly into your blood without having to go through the digestive system which is already overloaded. This means you will feel the effects much faster and feel much better very quickly. 

How long does it take for our Hangover IV to start working?

It usually takes between 30-60 minutes for you to feel the benefits of our Hangover IV drip.

What are the levels of hangover severity?

IV therapy in general is FDA approved. Our nurses are overseen by our Medical Director, Abe Malkin, and every nurse is registered and certified per state standards.

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