They say drinking steals fun from tomorrow and the hangover is the inevitable next-day conclusion to a night screaming lousy karaoke into a microphone with your sweaty friends. This sick, slow, depressed feeling is why we can't drink every night. So, save your booze-swilling for those special nights of celebration, or simply drink after a long, hard week. Just expect a headache. Time is the only true healer of hangovers no matter what's touted by pre- or post-drinking concoction makers. However, this does not mean you can't mitigate the impact of your terrible veisalgia. Take these natural and healthy steps to reduce the agony caused by drinking a little too much.
The 1:1 Rule
The 1:1 rule mitigates your hangover in real time. Following this rules means you drink a glass of water for every alcoholic drink consumed, which helps you stay hydrated while reducing the amount of alcohol you will drink through the night. After all, there is only so much room in your stomach and liver. This move not only saves you from a hellish hangover, but it's easy on the wallet too. Patrons can drink a glass of water for free because bartenders are happy to keep them from getting ridiculously drunk. They also provide water for free to help those who are the designated driver for their friends. That's the other bonus of the 1:1 rule: you drink less alcohol through the night so you can remember every bit of it.
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