This Is Why You’re So Hungover

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If you’re feeling miserable, we may know why

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There are a few simple reasons why your hangover is so bad.

Take a moment and flash back to your last excruciating hangover. Hangovers are obviously not the best experience — sometimes, they make you feel like you’re literally trapped inside your own body.

You’re probably thinking, “Why in the world are you making me remember this moment?” Yes, most of us try to forget our worst hangovers, but we believe that no one should have to feel that way in the first place.

There are tons of theories out there for helping you cure your hangover once it’s already happened. Some people say that eating greasy foods makes them feel better, and others claim that all they need to do is sleep the entire day away. But what if you could avoid a hangover all together? What if a few minor adjustments to your long night out could totally save your life the next day?

Don’t worry — these precautions actually exist. So, to help you out, here are the three main reasons that you’re so hungover.

Your Dinner Was Too Small

We’ve all had those long days at work when all of a sudden it’s 2 p.m. and you haven’t eaten a thing. If you plan on going out drinking afterwards, make sure you consume a hefty meal full of carbs for dinner. Your body can’t function correctly on nothing but coffee and alcohol!

You’re Consuming Sugary Drinks

Sugar is not recommended for many reasons, and its role in hangovers is at the top of our list. Sugary drinks may taste good, but they also dehydrate you. Dehydration is a key factor in those horrible hangovers. It may be a good idea to drink a glass of water after drinking any sugary beverage.

You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep

Your body needs time to heal itself. After a long night of drinking, giving your body time to recover is vital to avoiding a hangover. If you’re planning on getting a little tipsy and dancing the night away, getting your full eight hours will make a big difference the next morning.

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