Does this scenario sound familiar? You go out for a night of drinking, get home sometime between late night and early morning, then wake up feeling like you’ve just been hit by a truck. Most of us have been there at least once. Dealing with a hangover is never an enjoyable undertaking, especially when you have something to do that day. You might have a headache, be nauseous, have an aching body, and sensitivity to light and sound. When you have a hangover the first thing you want to do is get rid of it, but how exactly do you do that? Here are a few ways to make yourself feel a little less miserable.

Drink More! We Don’t Mean Alcohol.
The first step to curing a hangover is rehydrating, even if water doesn’t seem very appealing you should drink it. Alcohol can leave us very dehydrated and it’s important to replenish your body with healthy hydration. It will help flush out the toxins and ease the aches and pains. In addition to water you can find “hangover drinks” containing ingredients that will help your body heal from the night before. Ginger and peppermint tea have also proven to be useful in getting rid of a hangover.

Get Some Sleep
Getting enough sleep after drinking heavily is one of the best ways to get rid of a hangover. Not only will your body have the chance to rest and recover, but you won’t feel the effects of the hangover because you’ll be asleep.

Eat Food
Some people swear by eating greasy food to cure a hangover, but you should really eat whatever your body is craving. Your body typically knows what you need, so listen to your cravings and nourish yourself. Some foods proven to be helpful for hangovers are eggs, banana, honey, chicken, sourdough toast and spinach.

Work Out
When you’re hungover working out probably sounds like the last thing you want to do, but a light workout can be beneficial to making yourself feel better. Try going for a leisurely walk or doing yoga. Doing the sun salutations yoga series has been proven to help ease a hangover.

Of course, the best way to deal with a hangover is taking steps to ensure that you don’t get one. Some tips to prevent a hangover for next time are eating nutritious foods before you start drinking, drink an equal amount of water to the alcohol you are drinking, and drink better quality alcohol.

If you follow these tips you will undoubtedly make your hangover go away quicker and jumpstart your recovery. Try to remember how awful you feel while hungover and take precautionary steps to ensure you don’t get hungover next time.