How to Avoid a Champagne Hangover

Champagne hangovers are the worst hangovers.

Of all the hangover inducing alcohols, red wine and champagne are the worst. Champagne is specifically horrible because the carbon dioxide in the bubbles compete with oxygen in your blood, which gets you drunk faster. Because champagne is so tasty and fun to drink, we tend to drink more of it, hence the terrible hangovers.

If you’ve ever had an 11-hour unlimited mimosa brunch, you know what I’m talking about.

Here are a few ways to curtail your champagne hangover in the new year.

Drink in moderation. I know this may seem obvious, but you can enjoy a glass or two of champagne, and some other light cocktails, too. The good thing about champagne is that it mixes fairly well with other liquors, but I would stick to 3-4 cocktails total, or a hangover is fairly inevitable.

Eat some carbs. Carbohydrates slow the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream, so don’t drink on an empty stomach.

Drink Pedialyte before bed, or when you wake up. Pedialyte is a life-saver, because most of the hangover symptoms are due to dehydration. You can buy Pedialyte in powder form, and take it with you to drink before bed, or when you first wake up.

READ MORE: The Effects of Alcohol on Athletes and Sports Performance

Hydrate. Drink water in between every cocktail, and a have a glass before bed.

Avoid extra sugar. Brut champagne tends to have less sugar than other options like Prosecco. Sugar can worsen your hangover, so avoid it as much as possible.

Take the next day off. 2020 was a hot mess of a year. Be kind to yourself the day after drinking, and take the day to binge watch Netflix.

Published by karenmsutton

HSS Orthopaedic surgeon in sports medicine | Mother of 4 amazing children | Team physician for USA Women's Lacrosse | ACL injury expert

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