Hangovers are the definition of paying the piper. Headaches, fatigue, and perhaps queasiness are the hallmarks of a good time that has ended. Like all socially responsible liquor stores in Vancouver, St. Regis Fine Wines & Spirits encourages you to drink in moderation. Excessive drinking can bring on the worst hangovers, but even moderate drinking could induce one. As a liquor store in Downtown Vancouver, we suggest these top hangover cures when you feel a bit rough the next day.
- Drink Water
The act of drinking alcohol triggers extra urination and depletes your body of fluids. The resulting dehydration causes headache and fatigue. Drink plenty of water when hungover to help your body reset its natural balance.
- Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers
A headache makes for a tough day, but aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like ibuprofen, generally relieve head and body pain. An over-the-counter pain reliever could provide a hand up when you need to get going for the day. However, do not take Tylenol for a hangover. If alcohol remains in your system, the Tylenol increases stress on your liver.
Ginger has long been associated with settling upset stomachs. Mixed with brown sugar and tangerine extract, ginger could reduce hangover-related nausea.
- Eat Some Carbohydrates
Customers at our beer store in Vancouver often end a night of drinking with a visit to an all-night diner. A plate of pancakes or toast has the potential to reverse drops in blood sugar related to heavy drinking. Low blood sugar could be the culprit behind your fatigue and headache.
- Hair of the Dog
There is a reason Champagne brunches exist, and that is because a small amount of alcohol could alleviate a hangover. Consuming alcohol for a hangover is known colloquially as “hair of the dog.” In the aftermath of drinking, your body converts methanol to toxic formaldehyde. A small dose of more alcohol interrupts this process so that you excrete the methanol. Of course, we don’t recommend trying this hangover cure before work or relying on it too often.
St. Regis Fine Wines & Spirits is your friendly and knowledgeable source for liquor in Vancouver or wine in Vancouver. We hope you find the hangover cure that works for you.