From Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year’s Day, many people are planning to attend multiple holiday parties. At Rocky Mountain IV Medics, we want to help you stay hydrated as you enjoy the holiday festivities, even as you indulge in all your favorite beverages.
If you’re going to drink, know that doing so in moderation may help you avoid that post-party holiday hangover more than anything. Experts say that means two drinks a day for men and one for women, max.
However, it’s normal to bend the rules around the holidays, and that’s where Rocky Mountain IV Medics comes in. We’ve compiled a list of four tips to avoid hangovers after a holiday party. While there’s no proven strategy, the right actions can at least decrease your chances of feeling bleary-eyed and cotton-mouthed the next day.
Four quick and easy tips to avoid hangovers during the holidays include:
Because it’s a diuretic, alcohol can make you pee often, thus leading to dehydration. Although not considered the main cause of hangovers, dehydration can contribute to symptoms such as fatigue, dry mouth, headache and thirst, which may exacerbate hangover symptoms.
Try drinking a glass of water between alcoholic beverages to stay hydrated throughout the night or during the holiday festivities.
So how do you prevent a hangover after a holiday party? We’re talking about what you can do the morning after you’ve already consumed any number of alcoholic beverages.
Hangovers tend to be more severe in people with low blood sugar levels, and having a late-night meal or hearty breakfast after drinking may help you maintain them.
Alcohol can impair sleep duration and quality as well as disturb your sleep schedule if you stay up late.
Although poor sleep is not the culprit of hangover symptoms, it may contribute to the irritability and fatigue often associated with hangovers. Therefore, getting enough rest after a day — or night — of heavy drinking can help your body recoup.
Alcoholic beverages with high levels of congeners may increase the intensity and frequency of hangovers. Congeners are toxic chemicals that include acetone, isopentanol and methanol.
To avoid that holiday hangover, avoid drinks that are high in congeners such as tequila, cognac and whiskey. Instead, opt for rum, gin or vodka — all beverages that have low levels of congeners.
When you’re dehydrated, sick or hungover — especially during the holidays — you want fast relief for your symptoms. IVs for hangovers can be used before a party to hydrate you throughout the night and, of course, afterward to help ease hangover symptoms.
At Rocky Mountain IV Medics, our Myers’ Cocktail IV therapy package is a popular choice for those in search of quick and effective hangover relief. A Myers’ Cocktail includes saline, glutathione, zinc, magnesium, vitamin B12, vitamin C and vitamin B complex.
If you live within a 20-mile radius around Denver and have searched “hangover IV near me,” know that Rocky Mountain IV Medics can help.
We’ll come to you anywhere in the Denver area to administer IV therapy so that you can find relief from those infamous holiday hangover symptoms. Ready to get back to feeling your best? Contact us to schedule an IV session online today.