It’s the Saturday night of your best friend’s bachelor party. You’ve checked out a few bars and now you’re in a nightclub shaking your booty to the latest techno remix of some 80s song you don’t recognize. Before long, you’re ready for some hanky panky with the cutie across the room. But wait! There’s one problem: you drank too much earlier and are still feeling a bit woozy. Is there any way to sober up before bed?
Luckily, yes! Try following these steps:
Drink a big glass of water
The best way to sober up before bed is to drink a big glass of water.
If you need to feel more alert the next day, or if there’s any chance that you’ll be drinking again in the evening, then it’s wise to drink a big glass of water before bed.
Many people find that they have trouble sleeping when they’ve been drinking alcohol so it’s important to take steps beforehand.
Leave another big glass of water on your nightstand for when you wake up.
As the alcohol leaves your body, it’s going to take some time for your system to adjust. Make sure you stay hydrated throughout the night. Set another glass of water on your nightstand and sip from it when you wake up, so that you’re drinking enough fluids before going back to sleep.
If you’re feeling dehydrated or hungover in the morning, this can help prevent those symptoms from worsening and making it more difficult for you to function properly throughout the day (and let’s be honest: we all want better mornings).
Keep a Pain Reliever Beside the Bed
One of the easiest ways to get a better night’s sleep is by taking some over-the-counter pain relievers. This can be helpful if you have to wake up early tomorrow and don’t want to feel groggy when you do. However, it is important not to take too much; otherwise, your stomach may hurt even more than it already does when you’re hungover. If this happens, stop taking pain relievers immediately and seek medical attention as soon as possible. You should also make sure that anyone who takes ibuprofen or aspirin has never had an ulcer before; these types of medication can actually worsen an existing stomach ulcer. It’s also worth noting that some people are allergic to these medications—if so, it’s best for them not even try using either one!
Keep a Trash Can or Bucket Beside Bed
Have you ever been really drunk? Of course you have. Have you ever puked from being really drunk? Probably not, because that’s a very specific thing to happen. But if it did happen (or even if it didn’t), you probably learned some important lessons about the dangers of drinking too much and how to avoid them in the future.
The best way to sober up before bed is by sucking down water and eating food or taking some over-the-counter medicine that will help settle your stomach, like Tums or Pepto-Bismol. If none of those options work for whatever reason—because maybe all your friends are asleep at this point, so there’s no one around who can go get some medicine for you—then another good option is keeping a trash can or bucket beside your bed so that when nature calls during these final hours before drifting off into oblivion, there’ll be somewhere safe nearby where you can vomit without having an audience while doing so!
Do not Take Sleeping Pills
The dangers of taking sleeping pills include:
- Sleeping pills can be addictive, making it more difficult for you to sleep without them. This means that if you’re not careful, you could end up on a vicious cycle of taking more and more over time.
- Side effects. In addition to addiction, some people experience side effects like grogginess or drowsiness the next day (which is counterproductive).
- Long-term effects. It isn’t just the short term that’s at risk here—long term use of sleeping aids may cause serious health problems down the line including depression and memory loss
Keep Lights on of Bedroom
A hangover is a pretty unpleasant experience. The headache, nausea and other symptoms can make it difficult to do simple tasks, such as making your bed or showering. If you’re feeling groggy from the night before and know that you need to get to work soon or head out with friends, it may seem easier just to sleep in late and deal with the consequences later. However, doing so could result in problems later on in the day when those same symptoms come back (or even worse).
To avoid this situation altogether—and ensure that your morning doesn’t end up full of regret—you should take steps now so that you are well-rested enough for whatever comes next on your agenda. In addition to drinking plenty of water throughout the night (and eating a meal if possible), there are several things you can do before bed that will help detoxify your body while allowing yourself adequate rest:
- Keep lights on during sleep hours: Sleeping with lights on isn’t always an option but sometimes necessary due to a bad hangover or travel plans where darkness is required at specific times throughout each day/night cycle; however this step can still be taken by simply leaving lamps plugged into outlets nearby rather than turning them off completely after use! This will keep some ambient light coming through which helps regulate our circadian rhythms while also helping reduce melatonin production—the hormone responsible for making us feel sleepy.”
Set an Alarm, Only take a cold shower if you’re really desperate.
The best way to sober up before bed is to set an alarm. If you’re having trouble sleeping, try getting as much water in your system as possible. A cold shower is also an option if you’re desperate and don’t have anywhere else to go.
If none of these work and you still can’t get to sleep, see a doctor immediately!
These tips can make things more comfortable for you.
Eating before bed:
- If you’re looking for a quick fix, try eating spicy food. It’ll give your body something to do that’s not drinking, and it might help you feel better in the morning.
- If you’re going to eat something before bed, make sure it’s digestible and won’t bring on nausea when combined with alcohol (like greasy foods). For example, avoid tomato sauce if you can—it’ll sit in your stomach while the alcohol passes through your system and cause indigestion in the morning.
If you’ve been caught without a plan, you might be able to use some of these tips to make your night more comfortable. Just remember that what really counts is having a plan in the first place. If you know you’re going to have a drink or five, think in advance about what you can do before bed to help yourself feel better. Make sure you don’t forget step #1: stay hydrated!