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The Most Effective Hangover Cures, Ranked By Anybody Who Has Ever Suffered The Morning After 

Jacob Shelton
Updated September 12, 2019 3.9k votes 677 voters 29.6k views 28 items

List Rules Vote up the most effective ways to take the edge off of a hangover based on your own experience.

What's the best hangover cure to help you feel like a normal human again? According to almost every pop song from the '80s, '90s, and today, drinking can lead to the most exciting night of your life. The biggest downside of going HAM and drinking an entire ocean of booze isn’t waking up and trying to find your phone, or doing the walk of shame, it’s dealing with your massive hangover. From the dawn of alcohol, drinkers have been trying to concoct the prefect elixir to cure the morning after thunderstorm that ravages your body after what was only supposed to be “a couple of beers.” Years of exhausting research have gone into this important scientific field, and this list of the best hangover cures provides you - and your poor, exhausted liver - with all the how to tips and tricks you need to power through that hangover.

People all over the world, and on the campuses of many of the biggest party schools, take partying very seriously. For all those who party hard, the night of is a delight full of alcohol fueled fun, but most would love to never have to waste another morning (and day) after, drinking gallons of coffee and water just to function. These people need to know how to cure a hangover, and from headache remedies to a cure for a hangover, this list has it all. If you’re not a drinker, don’t worry, you can enjoy this list too. Not only are these some of the best cures for a hangover, but there's plenty of delicious photos of the best hangover food to salivate over as well. And if you need a quick fix check out our list of restaurants that are good for a hangover.

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Sleep It Off
If you're lucky enough to catch extra ZZZs after a night of boozing, do it. Alcohol is metabolized at the rate of .015 of blood alcohol concentration (BAC), or roughly one drink every hour, meaning those extra brews can quickly add up. So, if you have the luxury of sleeping through your hang over, consider yourself lucky. Just make sure to keep hydrated once your peepers finally open.
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Drinking Electrolytes
The dreaded hangover headache: experienced by many, friend of none. Why does it feel like there is a tiny elf inside your head pounding at your skull with a hammer? Because your brain is dehydrated. While water does the trick to hydrate, sports drinks like Gatorade and Powerade contain electrolytes (sodium, potassium, and chloride) that help replenish and restore your system levels. The sugar in the drinks gives you carbohydrates for energy.
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Eating Greasy Food
After waking up with a splitting headache, many people feel like shoving something greasy down their gullets as soon as possible, for the best hangover cure. Others don't agree. It seems that eating greasy food before you drink is the key to saving yourself from a hangover
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Hair of the Dog
No, Felicia, Bloody Marys don't just exist for the brunch crowd. A new theory supposes that the vodka in a Bloody Mary supplies the body with trace amounts of methanol that it needs after a night of heavy drinking.
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