Summer is here, and it’s the perfect excuse to celebrate with friends and family with a spot of alfresco dining or vacation fun. With food in abundance and drinks flowing, it can sometimes cause a little overindulgence, which is mostly harmless but it can have some not so pleasant after effects. With the mix of summer heat and alcohol, this almost never has a happy ending, and the hangovers can be genuinely horrendous due to the levels of dehydration your body is facing. It’s not all bad though and having a good time can be easily rectified by some unusual hangover cures. So take a look at some of the weird and wonderful ways that you can tackle that sore head.
Rub lemon on your underarms
This is a popular pastime in Puerto Rico for supposedly getting rid of your hangover. This might seem like an odd way to stave off any ailments, but it is said to counteract dehydration if you rub your underarms with lemons before you start drinking.
If you’re really feeling the ill effects of the night before, opting for a specialist hangover treatment such as IV therapy can help cure those dreaded stomach and headache issues. These treatments restore the balance in your body by providing essential nutrients and electrolytes back into your system and can be delivered straight to you, so you don’t have head to the store.
If you’re looking for something to get rid of a throbbing head, eating pickled plums is said to be an excellent cure. This Japanese remedy isn’t the best tasting option especially if you have an unsettled stomach, but it could help to reduce that headache if you’re up for the challenge.
Bull’s eye drink
For an odd concoction that is said to help give some much-needed energy for the day after a big one, trying a Bull’s Eye is a favored option. This mix of orange juice and a raw egg is blended together to make an unusual hangover cure that some people swear by. Just chug it back and see if it works for you.
Go for a run
The last thing most people want to do when they have a hangover is move out of bed but getting up and going for a jog or a run is said to work wonders for your body. It can help sweat the toxins out and restores balance to your system in a quicker way. This might be a little tricky if you are feeling nauseous so perhaps stick to a walk if you think you might be ill.
Wear sunglasses (even indoors)
If you have a hangover that is really affecting your head, then wearing sunglasses could help alleviate any sensitivity to light both inside and outside your home. You might find the family makes fun of your new look especially when you’re watching the TV in them, but it will help take the pressure off your eyes to tackle that headache.