Many hangover myths revolve around possible remedies, most of which are useless. These remedies might be useful for some people in particular but does not approve to be a proven remedy though.
Below are some hangover myths that needs to be put forth and rectified:
- Myth: Drink a strong cup of black coffee to speed recovery
Fact: Having a cup of caffeine in the morning might actually make your nausea worse.
- Myth: Hangovers typically last anywhere between 8 and 24 hours.
Fact: The only thing your body needs is time — depending on your weight, it takes about 3 hours to eliminate every 2 drinks you’ve had that night.
- Myth: Taking a shower helps in getting rid of the hangover
Fact: Giving a drunk person a cold shower is a bad idea because the alcohol is already reducing their body temperature
- Myth: Drink more alcohol to keep hangover at bay
Fact: Doing this will only prolong your hangover until later in the day, not cure it. Drinking more alcohol in the morning will only postpone the inevitable.
A serious hangover is a critical medical condition, and hence should be dealt with utmost care and knowledge. Even a small wrong step might worsen the situation rather than curing it. A medical advice from a doctor should be adhered to.