11 Legit Ways to Stop a Hangover

Though you might have knocked off the second your head hit the pillow after a night of drinking, any sleep you did get wasn’t sound.

Sleep it off

Drinking alcohol without enough food in your system can cause a drop in blood sugar.

Refuel at the breakfast table

Ginseng has been a staple of Chinese medicine for centuries, and with good reason. This humble root has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Grab some ginseng

When you lose extra fluids from alcohol, your electrolytes suffer, too. Bring your levels back up by snacking on foods like bananas, spinach, kale, or avocados.

Give your electrolytes a boost

Hangovers sometimes come with a side of an upset stomach. If your stomach is in knots, try a warm mug of ginger tea to settle things down.

Sip ginger tea

It’s long been known by researchers that drinking on an empty stomach allows alcohol to be absorbed by your body more quickly.

Chow down

This is one hangover remedy that requires you to be proactive. Drinking pear juice once you’re already blitzed won’t help.

Chug a glass of pear juice

In a well-known study from 2010, researchers supplied a group of men with beer containing 4 percent alcohol in hot, humid conditions (sounds like a proper party to us).

Go one for one

Darker drinks, like red wine, whiskey, or rum, contain more congeners than their lighter counterparts, such as white wine.

Keep it light

Sorry to burst your bubble (hah, see what we did there?), but we recommend that you pass on the champagne or any other alcohol that’s mixed with carbonated beverages, like your go-to rum and cola.

Skip the carbonation