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Prevent a Hangover with these simple Tips & Tricks

Just because you forgot to take your Hangover Patch last night doesn’t mean you have to suffer today. We care about your well-being, and a few tips and tricks on how to avoid your hangover now can go a long way.

What makes us feel hungover?

To understand how to prevent a hangover, you have to know why you’re experiencing one to begin with. Yes, we know you drank alcohol…. what we are talking about is what’s going on inside your body that's causing you to feel like keeling over for the rest of time.

That regrettable feeling you get when you wake up after a night of drinking is due to the impacts of alcohol on your system, including dehydration and other chemical exchanges that cause adverse reactions.

  • Alcohol causes you to urinate more frequently, speeding up dehydration and leaving you lightheaded, dizzy, and thirsty.

  • Drinking can lower your blood sugar and cause weakness, shakiness, and fatigue.

  • Alcohol can irritate the lining of your stomach and increase stomach acid, causing nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.

  • Drinking causes your blood vessels to expand, which may give you a headache.

  • Alcohol can disrupt your sleep, so even though it may make you sleepy you’ll still wake up tired and groggy.

Hangover Tips and Tricks

Centuries of homo sapiens consuming alcohol has revealed a number of handy tips and tricks to help you beat your hangover, or at least temporarily distract yourself from wanting to curl into a ball for the rest of the day. Here are a number of ways to lessen the impacts of alcohol and reduce your chances of experiencing a hangover that don’t involve using our trusty No Hangover Patch.

  • Just don’t drink, obviously. And if you do don’t overindulge

  • Take it slow. Make each drink last about an hour, or alternate alcohol with water to make the one hour mark.

  • Eat before you indulge and snack throughout the night. This will slow the absorption of alcohol and protect the lining of your stomach.

  • Avoid tobacco and other drugs, as they can compound the symptoms of a hangover.

  • Be choosy about your drinks. Darker colored alcohols such as bourbon and brandy contain more congeners, which can make symptoms worse

  • Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water or juice in between alcoholic beverages.

More About Congeners

By-products of the fermentation process, congeners are the compounds that give alcoholic drinks their unique flavor.

  • Some common congeners include:

  • methanol

  • tannins

  • acetaldehyde

Congeners are found in higher concentrations in darker drinks, such as:

  • bourbon

  • whiskey

  • red wine

If you can't stick to the script, or you simply don't want to, that's ok. Luckily if you're serious about avoiding a hangover, 'there's a patch for that'. Our transdermal hangover patch makes it easy to double down on your efforts to party hangover free. You can shop all of our transdermal hangover patches on right here at



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