The holiday season is a great time to relax, spend time with friends and family, and take a load off. It’s no surprise, then, that some people go a bit overboard when it comes to the spirited holiday drinks (eggnog, anyone?). In the midst of all that fun, you might have one too many drinks and regret it the next day.
While drinking might be fun at the time, it can be a source of unwanted hangover symptoms. If you want to have your cake and eat it too, or rather, have your holiday drinks and still feel that holiday cheer the following day, consider IV treatment for hangovers this holiday season. Here’s what you need to know.
A Splitting Headache and Other Common Hangover Symptoms
Swinging back one too many drinks will likely lead to a dreaded hangover.
Alcohol is a diuretic and will dehydrate you quickly if you’re not drinking enough water at the same time. This can cause a headache and dry mouth. The headache may also be caused by the dilating effect alcohol has on your blood vessels. Along with removing fluids from your body, it also depletes much-needed electrolytes like potassium and B vitamins. What’s more, it can cause your blood sugar to spike.
To make matters worse, alcohol reduces the amount of REM sleep you get, which is why you feel so exhausted the next morning.
What about that nausea you’re feeling? Alcohol stimulates acid production in the stomach, delays the movement of your stomach contents, and causes inflammation of the stomach lining. All of this leads to the nausea, vomiting, and stomach pains commonly associated with hangovers.
How to Cure a Hangover
Knowing why common hangover symptoms occur can help you understand how to cure a hangover. That’s probably exactly what you’re looking for right now—a cure!
To improve your symptoms and start to feel better, it’s a good idea to start by replacing the fluids you lost while drinking. Because you lost electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals last night, too, you’ll need to replace those to get your body back into homeostasis. Getting more sleep to treat the exhaustion and settling your stomach with nausea cures like ginger can also help.
Consider IV Treatment for Hangovers
Sure, you could take some painkillers for that headache, eat some stomach-calming foods, and drink some sports drinks to replace those lost fluids, but these things take time and effort on your part (things you don’t have right now!).
Instead, consider at-home IV treatment for hangovers. This is a fast and effective way to cure your hangover fast. How does it work? An IV certified nurse comes to your home to deliver fluids, electrolytes, minerals, and vitamins (including B vitamins which are great for hangovers) intravenously. Going the intravenous route for treatment allows for a great absorption rate of fluids and vitamins straight to your bloodstream. Plus, since it’s mobile, you barely have to get out of bed to start to feel better!
Book an in-home IV Hangover treatment with Rejuv IV. Same-day appointments are available, even during the holidays!