This Childhood Remedy Could Help You Beat Your Hangover

Dacy Knight

Recovering from a rough weekend? We've all been there and sometimes it seems like nothing helps. While chugging water and taking it easy in the morning can ease the pain of a hangover, it doesn't always cure all the symptoms. If you're really looking to address your ills, a childhood remedy might be the secret.

Dan Brooks of The New York Times recently highlighted the adult benefits of Pedialyte, an electrolyte solution intended for children. Brooks swears by the "medical-grade sports drink"— intended to treat dehydration and childhood ailments like vomiting—for hangover-related woes that are often of a similar nature. The author describes how he stocked up on Pedialyte in preparation for his 39th birthday—as we age, the hangovers hit us harder in the morning.

So while drinking in moderation and consuming equal parts water along the way is the best strategy for preventing the dreaded hangover in the first place, if the night gets the best of you, you can always turn to your yesteryear go-to.

Head to the comments to share your thoughts and let us know if you have any hangover tips of your own.

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