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You Will Need
- Plenty of water
- Some burnt toast
- An effervescent pain reliever
- Some ibuprofen
- A sports drink
- A greasy bacon
- and cheese sandwich
- And a cola
- Some salt
- Vitamins B-1
- B-6 and C
- And the amino acid supplement N-Acetyl-Cysteine
Because most of a hangover's vile symptoms are the result of dehydration, drink as much water as you can when you get home from your big night out.
Burn some toast
Burn yourself some toast. Studies show the carbon helps absorb the impurities released when alcohol is metabolized in your body.
Take effervescent pain relievers
If your stomach is upset, go for the pop, pop, fizz, fizz of effervescent pain relief tablets; they'll help neutralize your stomach acid.
If you have a headache, take ibuprofen; mixing aspirin and alcohol can irritate the lining of your stomach, and mixing acetaminophen and alcohol can increase your risk of liver damage.
Have a sports drink
In the morning, have a sports drink to replace the electrolytes your body has lost.
Eat an egg sandwich
Indulge in a nice, greasy bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich for breakfast. People swear by it as a cure, and scientists speculate it helps because the carbs raise blood sugar levels, the fat absorbs alcohol, and the salt replaces your body's depleted sodium.
Drink a cola
Nauseous? Drink a cola. It contains phosphoric acid, an ingredient in the drug Emetrol, which controls vomiting.
When all else fails, climb back into bed. There's a reason they call it "sleeping it off."