Sweat it out.
Popular hangover remedy.
Many people have longed believed that they can compensate the ill-effects of a hangover by sweating out all the toxins. Well there's some good news and some bad news about all that.
Bad news first - it's just not effective. Steaming yourself in a sauna, or even working yourself up to a good sweat, can cause potentially dangerous blood vessel and blood flow changes in your body. And if you're already dehydrated, (even slightly) excessive sweating can be extemely dangerous with risks such as drops in blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythms.
So what's the good news? A little exercise seems to always do a body good in many other ways. And you should be thirsty after a little workout. Which means you should drink some water. Which is what you really needed to be doing in the first place.
So is that short-term sweat shop fix really worth the other effects?
If you are drinking tons of water while not over-exerting yourself, at least your hydrating your body which is in desperate need of more water.
The serious risk and danger of dehydration can make the pain of your hangover feel like a cake walk.
Medical experts agree that there is no strictly "safe" level of alcohol consumption. Find out more facts about alcohol use and heath here.
Other Hangover 'remedies'.
Here's a list of home remedies we've found that supposedly taking care of that massive, pounding hangover. Some are from bartentders, some are just folklore. Some are even billed as natural ways to take care of 'the dog that bit 'ya'. Just remember, only time and water are what most doctors and scientists believe in. That, and the fact that prevention is often the best form of medicine.
They may not be scientifically sound. They may not even be remotely effective. But ask around and these top five hangover 'cures' seem to be the most popular around.
If you think the person who makes their living getting people to drink each night has more of an insight on hangovers than any doctor, then this list of top remedies from bartenders is for you.
Maybe it's because they came from our Moms. Maybe it's because these so-called cures are all natural foods. Either way, people believe this list work wonders on a hangover.
The opinions of a bazillion people can't be wrong, right? Here's a list of hangover cures from all around the world. But beware, some of them might be worse than what got you there.