Filtered water: the best Christmas hangover cure
‘Tis the season for great food, great drink, and plenty of festive cheer, but jam-packed social calendars traditionally promise not-so-festive hangovers. The older you get, the longer your hangovers are. People have always tried to prepare themselves for Christmas and New Year exuberance, but would-be ‘cures’ rarely have much effect. In this post, find out more about the dreaded festive hangover and why filtered water might just be the answer you’ve been looking for.
The trouble with hangovers
Hangovers, and the classic symptoms of nausea, headaches, and vomiting, are the result of complete body dehydration. Regardless of your chosen poison, alcohol has a diuretic effect; depleting your body of vital water. As a result, you may experience a dry mouth, increased thirst, dizziness, headaches, and low blood sugar levels. Contrary to popular belief, alcohol also disturbs sleep, as sleep expert Professor Colin Espie revealed in this article from the Daily Express:
“Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant and can have effects as strong as many sleeping pills, depending on how large a ‘dose’ of alcohol is taken… Alcohol works as a sedative, it can help people…get to sleep. However, it doesn’t promote your natural sleep processes, so it can result in a more broken up, unsatisfying sleep.”
How drinking water can help
Avoiding alcohol altogether is obviously the first defence against the crippling effects of a hangover. Drinking plenty of water in between alcoholic drinks and the next day during recovery are other musts for those looking to enjoy the season with a few well-timed tipples. Increasing your water intake will reduce the impact of dehydration that causes so many hangover symptoms. Switching to filtered water also has its benefits.
By using a water filtration system, you can enjoy water in its purest form. As well as improving the taste and smell of tap water, water filters lower the number of contaminants present to ensure the best and healthiest hydration solution. Read on, for a list of five more reasons to choose filtered water not just to cure your Christmas hangover but to improve water intake in everyday life.
Drinking more water during the party season
Increasing your water intake has a number of positive effects on your body and mind, helping you strengthen your immune system, improve your mood, perform better, prevent headaches and even lose weight – another great advantage during the festive season.
Make drinking water a habit, linking it to some of your most common daily activities, such as going to the toilet or eating a meal or snack. There are also a variety of apps that help you track your intake, with some even connecting with high tech water bottles to monitor your water drinking habits more accurately. If you have a sweet tooth, try diluting your favourite sugary beverages with water and ice.
These healthier alternatives to fizzy drinks will help you increase intake at a rate you’re happy with. Improving your tap water by investing in a water filter is another surefire route to making water more desirable, especially if the taste isn’t something you enjoy. Our water filters not only make the water you drink purer and healthier, they eliminate the odours and tastes that many people find unpleasant.
For further information on the advantages of filtering your water with one of our top quality systems today by contacting our team direct.