Everyone wants to enjoy the party season but it’s important to enjoy it and be healthy and safe at the end of it. The recommended weekly amount of alcohol is 14 units for a man and a woman now, but do you actually know what 14 units looks like?
Drinkaware have lots of useful tools on their website to show you how to calculate the number of units as well as an App to download for tracking your drinks.
How to prevent another hangover?
- To avoid recurrence of hangovers, keep track of what you’re drinking and stay within the low risk drinking guidelines by not regularly drink more than 14 units of alcohol per week. If you do choose to drink as much as this it is best to spread your drinking evenly over three or more days and take several Drink Free Days during the week. The Drinkaware app can help you keep track how much you’re drinking in terms of units and provide support to help you cut down.
- Avoid alcohol on an empty stomach as it increases the risk of experiencing hangover symptoms. Food helps slow down the rate your body absorbs alcohol.
- Try not to get into rounds. They make it harder to control how much you drink.
- Drink plenty of water or soft drinks in between alcoholic drinks to avoid dehydration, one of the most prevalent hangover symptoms.
- Your body takes about one hour to process each unit of alcohol. Consider stopping drinking well before the end of the evening, so the process can begin before you go to bed and the chances of suffering a hangover the following day are kept to a minimum.
- Drink plenty of water before hitting the sack and keep more by the bed.
All information is taken from the Drinkaware website https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/