If you’re planning on going to a party or event where there will be a lot of drinking this holiday season, it’s important to be responsible. If you drink so much that you end up getting a hangover, you’ll end up causing harm to your health and might not be able to function properly the next day, resulting in a wasted day. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to lessen your chance of getting a hangover.

Know Your Limit

Most people can drink a certain amount of alcohol without feeling too drunk or quesy. By not exceeding this limit, you decrease the possibility of waking up with a hangover. Keep track of how much you’re drinking and don’t let people talk you into drinking more than you can handle. Sometimes it’s hard to say no to peer pressure, but it can be the very thing that saves you from a hangover.

Drinking Plenty of Water

Being properly hydrated will help keep the hangover blues away. It is a good idea to switch between alcoholic drinks and glasses of water. If you can keep at least a 1:1 ratio of alcoholic beverages to water (although more is always better), you are less likely to experience the feelings of a hangover. If you’re unsure how much water you’ve been drinking, have a couple of glasses before going to bed and immediately upon waking.

Stick to One Type of Alcohol

Mixing alcohols is a sure-fire way to get a hangover. The more types of alcohols you drink (and all the mixers that accompany them) the more your body has to process and break down. It can’t all be processed at once, which leads to a hangover.

These are just a few of the things you can do to avoid getting a hangover. To learn more safe drinking tips, read more of our blog posts here.

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