Best Hangover Cure: Soak in a Hot Tub?

Best Hangover Cure: Soak in a Hot Tub?

Hammered by a Hangover? Head to the Hot Tub-7 Tips To Help You Feel Better Now

From Olympic Hot Tub

Hopefully you’ve never had to experience the pain that results from over-imbibing with alcoholic beverages.  Known as the hangover, the after-effects from drinking excessively include headache, nausea, lethargy, sensitivity to light, and extreme thirst.  In short, experiencing a hangover is a less-than-pleasant experience, to say the least.  Common cures include pain relievers, greasy foods, vitamins, and strangely enough: more alcohol.  This post from Olympic Hot Tub gives you an alternative to these traditional methods:  Using a hot tub to speed recovery.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

What’s drinking?

A mere pause from thinking! said Lord Byron.

If your senses left you last night and you did over-imbibe, read on for seven tips that will make you feel better faster.

The term hangover was originally a 19th century expression describing unfinished business—something left over from a meeting—or “survival.” In 1904, the meaning “morning after-effect of drinking too much” first surfaced and has been used ever since as a catchall to describe that awful feeling.

The most commonly reported features of a hangover include headache, nausea, sensitivity to light and noise, lethargy, and thirst typically after the intoxicating effects of the alcohol you consumed the night before wear off. Add dysphoria- an unpleasant or uncomfortable mood, such as sadness, anxiety, irritability or restlessness. Let’s call it the opposite of euphoria. You feel rotten.

It’s the American way to “do” something when we feel bad. No waiting for a temporary hangover to work itself out. In this case, you can act now to feel better.

The body rids itself of alcohol and its toxic byproducts in four ways, breathing, via the liver or kidneys and from sweating. Exercise speeds breathing, increases sweat and moves alcohol-laden blood through the liver and kidneys to be processed more quickly.

You probably don’t feel like going to the gym this morning (if you do, good for you!), but jumping in your hot tub will do almost as much for you. The heat increases your circulation which will speed blood more quickly through the liver and kidneys. Did you know that immediately after a person is immersed, water begins to exert pressure on the body? Cardiac volume increases by nearly one-third when you’re immersed to the neck.

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