People suffering from the ill effects of a hangover are often easy to spot. They\u2019re the ones wearing sunglasses inside, moving at a snail\u2019s pace, and wincing at whispers as though they were steel drums being beaten with hammers a mere two inches from their sensitive ears. If you\u2019re one of these hangover sufferers, there\u2019s only one thing on your mind at the moment. You want relief. And the faster the better.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nFor many people in your predicament, sleeping off a hangover sounds like the best possible solution. In fact, it\u2019s often the recommended solution of choice. Your body needs time to recalibrate itself and recover. Sleep provides that time and allows your body to do these things more efficiently. Here are a few other things you should keep in mind that might help you avoid the worst damage a hangover can do.\r\nPractice Prevention\r\nPrevention is the best cure for many things in life. If you have a major celebration planned or know you\u2019re going to be drinking, it\u2019s a good idea to plan ahead and take a few steps, at least according to Prevention magazine, to prevent the misery that often follows a light night of drink and dance.\r\n\r\n1)\u00a0 Eat a healthy meal beforehand. Eat foods that will remain in your stomach longer such as high-fiber or fatty foods so that you\u2019re not adding alcohol to an already empty stomach.\r\n\r\n2)\u00a0 Replace electrolytes when you get home by drinking a sports drink, like Gatorade.\r\n\r\n3)\u00a0 Drink water throughout the evening. Mixing water with your alcohol allows your body a little recovery time between drinks and gives you something else to help flush the alcohol from your system throughout the evening.\r\n\r\n\r\nRecovering from Hangovers\r\nThese steps may not sound very exciting, but when you\u2019re in the throes of a hangover, you don\u2019t really need exciting. They are, however, believed to be effective and that\u2019s the most important thing about hangover remedies.\r\n\r\n1)\u00a0 Drink plenty of water. This will make you need to relieve yourself in other ways more frequently, which will in turn flush the alcohol from your system more rapidly.\r\n\r\n2)\u00a0 Eat asparagus. While asparagus might not make your top ten list of midnight munchies of choice to go along with your evening on the town, it should be part of your hangover recovery process, according to this recent article in U.S. News & World Report. Who knew that asparagus not only helps alleviate many hangover symptoms, but it also acts as a diuretic that will remove even more alcohol from your system?\r\n\r\n3) Take an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen, reports the Mayo Clinic. Acetaminophen when coupled with excessive amounts of alcohol can cause permanent liver damage and aspirin can irritate an already weak stomach. Ibuprofen is a widely available over the counter pain reliever that isn\u2019t, at this time, associated with negative side effects when treating hangovers. Be sure that your doctor approves of you taking ibuprofen, however.\r\n\r\nSleeping off hangovers is often the way to go, the U.S. News & World Report goes on to say. However, for the times when you can\u2019t simply sleep it off, the above tips should help you get back on your feet a little bit faster than trying to go it alone.\r\nLink to Us!\r\nIf you found this article useful and shareable, please copy and paste the following into the html code of your website or blog:\r\n\r\nLearn More about Getting a Better Night's Sleep and Good Sleep Hygiene at <a href"https:\/\/www.plushbeds.com\/blog\/medical\/sleeping-off-a-hangover\/">Plushbeds Green Sleep Blog<\/a>.