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The Guide To Curing Your Hangover

Are you hanging? Read this before you face the world today.

LET’S JUST GET this out of the way: the only foolproof cure is prevention.

But are any of us that clever all the time? Probably not. We’ve all accidentally over-indulged in the past – but never fear, DailyEdge.ie is here to help.

Here’s how to BANISH that hangover back to where it came from.

Step 1: More water than you can shake a stick at

You wake up the morning after a heavy night out and you’ve got glasses of water dotted all around the house like yer wan from that movie Signs.

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Nothing will quench your thirst. Power through. Keep chugging. You need to rehydrate.

Step 2: Have a coffee

Or Coke, or an energy drink – basically whatever caffeine-rich beverage you’re having yourself. Put some pep in your step.

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Step 3: Wash it all way

A shower and a spritz of deodorant are essential. If you can’t drag yourself to the shower, for God’s sake at least change your clothes.

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Step 4: Please hug me

Human contact is an integral part of successful hangover combat. A cuddle, a spoon and some soft cooing from a sympathetic voice are also acceptable.

Pets suffice.

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Step 5: Do you need painkillers?

If things are really bad, you might need some help in staving off the banging headache. Don’t be an eejit now – always follow the instructions on the packet.

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Step 6: Mix some magic potions

If things aren’t bad enough for painkillers, try a medley of turbo-charged vitamins instead. Neck a Berocca and wait for your body to slowly, slowly forgive you for your sins against it.

Step 7: Scream out “Does anyone want takeaway?”

Hassle your friends, your flatmates, your other half – whoever – into getting a takeaway. What’s your poison? Pizza, Chinese or chipper? If you’re feeling robust enough, you might even pop out for a breakfast roll.

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Step 8: Get up and get out

By rights, this should be the final stage. GET UP. GET OUT OF THAT BED THIS MINUTE. YOU’LL FEEL BETTER. THE OXYGEN WILL KICKSTART YOUR METABOLISM.

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I SAID GET UP!

Step 9: If all else fails, sleep that mother off

Alright, if things have really gone nuclear and you simply cannot get out of bed, you have a free pass to sleep it off. We all need a duvet day, after all. Just try to avoid the crushing shame of wasting a weekend day in bed.

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Step 10: No more booze, soldier

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Whatever you do, don’t go for hair of the dog. You’re just going to wake up in the exact same predicament the day after – but worse.

What are your tried and tested hangover cures?

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Fiona Hyde

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