How to Get Over a Hangover Fast

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Things You'll Need

  • Pain medication
  • Ginger
  • Peppermint
  • Tomato juice
  • Vitamin C
Woman waking with a headache
Woman waking with a headache

A night of heavy drinking can have a significant impact on your morning. Sleepiness, nausea and headaches are typical with hangovers. Hangovers generally improve with time. However, letting a hangover run its course isn't always an option--you need fast relief. Fortunately, there are ways to quickly reduce your symptoms and resume your day. Some sufferers reach for caffeine to clear their head and get rid of a headache. Yet, there are other ways to effectively alleviate the effects of a hangover.

Step 1

Take pain relievers. Reach for a bottle of ibuprofen or aspirin to calm a throbbing headache associated with heavy drinking. Use as directed. Taken improperly, NSAIDs can irritate the stomach lining and cause ulcers, GI bleeding and an upset stomach.

Man holding aspirin and a glass of water
Man holding aspirin and a glass of water

Step 2

Soothe your stomach with herbal remedies. Ginger, peppermint and herbal teas are effective remedies for an upset stomach or nausea. Drink ginger or peppermint tea, or take ginger capsules (about 500 mg) to stop discomfort.

A soothing cup of tea
A soothing cup of tea

Step 3

Take a walk. Remove toxins from your body to get rid of a hangover. While you probably won't have the energy to participate in aerobic activities, consider a brisk walk to get your blood circulating and expel toxins from alcohol.

Woman taking a brisk walk
Woman taking a brisk walk

Step 4

Drink a glass of tomato juice. Help your body metabolize or break down alcohol faster by consuming a glass of tomato juice. The fructose in this juice speeds metabolism.

Fresh tomato juice
Fresh tomato juice

Step 5

Increase water intake. Drinking water re-hydrates your body and stimulates urination, which removes toxins from your body and helps remedy a hangover more quickly.

Refreshing glass of water with an lemon slice
Refreshing glass of water with an lemon slice

Step 6

Take vitamin C supplements (1,000 mg) to help increase metabolism and detox your liver.

Vitamin C tablets
Vitamin C tablets

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