When you consume excess alcohol, you need more time to sober up and rest. The good news is, there are numerous ways to improve the problem in the short term.
At the same time, it’s essential to know that even if you can improve your awareness and alertness, you shouldn’t make important decisions or drive your car until the alcohol is fully out of your system.
However, depending on the quantity of alcohol you’ve consumed, it might take longer for the drink to get out of your body fully. But by avoiding flawed tactics and taking the following necessary steps, you can sober up quickly and reduce the hangover levels the next morning.
- Eat and Drink
Taking food before and after drinking alcohol helps lower the absorption levels of alcohol within the bloodstream. Drinking enough water assists with flushing and dehydration of toxins from your body. Plus, drinking juices that have vitamins B, C, and fructose assists your liver to flush out alcohol properly.
Drinking water and juice helps in metabolizing alcohol levels in your body, but won’t affect the intoxication symptoms and lower the BAC levels in your body.
Having some sleep is the best thing you can do to sober up. Sleep will allow your body to recover and rest and restoring it to its normal condition. The more sleep you get, the soberer you become, and during this time, your liver will get a good chance to perform its task, thus metabolizing the alcohol levels.
- Take A Cold Shower
Sometimes cold showers might end up doing nothing to lower the BAC levels in your system, but in the long run, it will make you feel alert for some time, but you will remain impaired.
Taking a cold shower is associated with loss of unconsciousness and shock for intoxicated people. If you try using this approach, it’s vital to alert another person if anything goes wrong.
- Perform More Exercises
Exercises can assist in waking up your body and make you more alert. Furthermore, it can help metabolize and reduce alcohol levels in your body. You might be aware after doing exercises, but you’ll still feel impaired.
How to Sober Up from Weed
Step 1: Take Some Light Snack and Water
Don’t forget to hydrate. Whether you love juice or water, make sure you take a nice and cold beverage that’s not caffeinated. Doing this will assist in combating your dry mouth and help you focus on a familiar and simple act— swallowing and sipping.
A light snack will also help you feel a little bit grounded, but you should also consider taking some cheese, nuts, and fruits and check whether it’s a little easier to connect your body and mind.
Step 2: Be Calm and Have Some Rest
Look for a quiet and calm place where you can breathe and rest peacefully. Remember, the strong discomfort you are experiencing will pass. Ensure you breathe in deeply through your nose then out through the mouth.
Many times sleeping it off is the best option to stop a strong high, but it’s not that simple to turn off your brain. Immediately you secure a quiet area, lay down, then relax. If sleep and drowsiness are quick to onset, be sure to take a nap to make you rejuvenated. In case you don’t fall asleep, make sure you get comfortable until you get stronger
to sober up.
Step 3: Go for a Walk
If your brain is unable to turn off, sometimes changing of scenery and getting some fresh air to allow your pump blood properly may assist in invigorating you. Please remember to be near your immediate surrounding to prevent you from wandering off and disappearing while feeling paranoid and anxious.
Additionally, don’t take a walk if you have a light-headed stand or feeling too dizzy.
Step 4: Distract Yourself
Many activities seem fun and entertaining when feeling high, which acts as a nice way you can use to distract yourself to bring yourself back to earth. These suggestions include:
- Playing a video game
- Listening to your best music
- Watching a funny cartoon
- Talking to your friends
- Eating a delicious thing
- Try coloring
- Snuggling with your partner
Whatever distractions it may be, ensure it’s a nice thing that gives you fuzzy and warm emotions. Your mind will zone in on the positive feelings then provide you with a gentle reminder that you are fine and safe.
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.