Your body will become dehydrated after a night of drinking alcohol. The alcohol will effect your motor skills and your thought processes. If you need to go to work or need to accomplish a task, it is best to wait until the alcohol is out of your system and there are no lasting effects. There are a few things you can do to speed up the process.
Sleeping is one of the ways to cure being drunk. If you have the time, go to bed and try to sleep at least eight hours. If you are expected to be somewhere in a few hours, try taking a nap. When you wake up, if you are still drunk you may need to cancel your plans and call in sick to work.
Alcohol has the ability to dehydrate your body, which leads to fatigue and a headache as the day goes on. Rehydrate your body with water or electrolyte drinks. Do not drink soda or coffee, since these both can dehydrate your body further.
Exercise or Movement
Rather than go to sleep you can get up and take a walk. The fresh air and exercise will help awaken your body and senses. Though it will not sober you up, when your body is more alert, the effects of drunkenness are less hindering.
Another cure for being drunk is to eat food, particularly carbohydrates. Carbohydrate-rich foods such as bread or pasta will help provide your body with energy. It is a myth that bread will soak up the alcohol in your stomach and make you less drunk.
A cool shower can also help awaken your senses and make your body feel better. Though this will not sober you up right away, it can help the body feel more refreshed.
Though it may sound silly to drink more alcohol when you are already drunk, a Bloody Mary has been shown to relieve symptoms of a hangover the next day according to Webtender. The tomato juice and celery alone are rich in vitamins; which your body is depleted from when you drink too much, and the small amount of alcohol is thought to relieve headaches and body aches.
Do not make yourself throw up to help sober you up. This is unhealthy for your body and does not sober you up any faster. Do not continue to drink if you are already drunk.
- Photo Credit Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images
How to Cure Nausea
Nausea affects everyone from time to time, from expectant mothers, to cancer patients to those who drink a little too much. That...
How to Sober Up
Sobering up is a natural physical process the body goes through after alcohol use. There is no way to bring your blood...
How to Get Rid of Hiccups When Drunk
There are many things that cause hiccups. Excessive alcohol is one of them. The hiccups that come on when you are drunk...
How to Sober Up a Drunk
Sobering up a drunk starts before any drinking takes place, long before the headaches and vomiting. It takes approximately one hour for...
How to Relieve the Alcohol Smell From Your Body
Meeting your girlfriend’s parents or attending a job interview can take a downward spiral if the smell of liquor is on your...
How to Reduce the Effects of Alcohol
A night out at the bar or over a long, leisurely dinner with friends often includes alcohol. While some nights you might...
Signs & Symptoms of Drunkenness
Several visual changes occur in a person's behavior as they become drunk. The signs and symptoms of intoxication are progressive according to...
How to Treat Alcohol Poisoning
When treating alcohol poisoning, first check for consciousness and then begin the first steps of CPR. Treat alcohol poisoning with help from...