We’re students and we love a bev… there’s no denying it but waking up with a sore head and vomiting really isn’t fun. I’ve got myself tangled and ready for recovery so that you don’t have to… I’ve rated some cures – from the bog-standard to the somewhat bizarre.
McDonald’s. A trip to the golden arches is a win-win, you get to soak up some of last night’s booze as well as eating some greasy scran! This is definitely a personal favourite for when I’m feeling like death warmed up. Stock up on the hash browns and make the most out UberEats bringing the goodness right to your doorstep.
Staying hydrated. This one has worked a dream in past experience, sipping on a pint of water before you fall asleep. It is not the enemy and as much as you might think it’s making you feel worse… your head will disagree tomorrow. If you’re like me and your hangovers reside around feeling like your head is a bowling ball that you can’t shift, try this!
Exercise. For a lot of people, this works as an absolute treat. The endorphins that you release will give you a good kick in the right direction and the fresh air will give you some much-needed comfort! I would say to keep it minimal though, a morning walk perhaps. For me, the idea of slamming my feet on a pavement whilst recreating Phoebe Buffay’s run is not how I would want to spend a hungover day.
Getting back on it. Hear me out, this method does work but do not go heavy. A half-pint of lager can work a treat, but it doesn’t work every time and inevitably, can make it 10x worse when you do have to deal with the hangover. I would say that if you do try this method, stay light – necking a double vodka might cure you for an hour or so but will wreak havoc later on!
Kombucha. This is a drink that is high in antioxidants, meaning that it’s perfect for pushing out those toxins in the morning. It helps to settle your stomach and prevent you from feeling even woozier later on. However, I can’t stand the stuff so I would definitely not be using what I like to call ‘bin juice’ to wash away my hangover. Personal preference is a wonderful thing though and there are SO many people that love this stuff.
My recommendation: 4/10
Standard recommendation: 9/10
So that’s my summary of the best and the worst hangover cures… McDonald’s would honestly be a winner in my eyes for pretty much anything so it’s not a shock that it takes the number one spot. Kombucha is a big fat no from me but who knows, it might be a revelation for you! Let us know your ratings… perhaps you have something totally different in mind!]