2. Include water in your regimen
It is important to drink water on a regular basis on any given day, but even more so when you introduce alcohol to your body. It is important to drink water because alcohol is a diuretic. This means you will be visiting the bathroom more often than you normally would. The diuretic effects of alcohol mean that fluid is being expelled from the body before it can be used.
These diuretic effects can lead to dehydration. Dehydration symptoms include a headache, dry mouth, and thirst. Sound familiar? These are some of the symptoms of a bad hangover. Fortunately, dehydration is quite easy to avoid. Wise consumption of water will help you avoid that morning after blues.
It is a good idea to drink plenty of water prior to drinking to make sure your body is hydrated. But remember that water hydrates the body temporarily, so a couple of extra glasses of water before you go out is not going to do the trick alone. While you’re out enjoying a few drinks, remember to keep drinking water. Most people recommend that you drink a glass of water between each round of drinks.
It is imperative that you drink water before you go to sleep. But don’t drink too much. Otherwise, you’ll be up and down going to the bathroom the whole night which will interrupt your sleep. If you’ve drunk enough water during the evening, prior to and during drinking, you should only need to drink one glass of water (or two if you’re that thirsty) before going to sleep. Keep a glass of water next to your bed so that you can drink some if you wake during the night or first thing the next morning to deal with that dry mouth and sticky tongue.