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How to Beat a “Cannabis Hangover”

A cannabis hangover is not really the same as alcohol hangovers, but that doesn't mean that you won't feel horrible, if you overuse any kind of substance, let alone cannabis. If you smoke too much cannabis, you might generate some unpleasant feelings. A cannabis hangover is induced by either smoking too much cannabis, but also consuming edibles with a high potency of THC. An avid smoker might be able to smoke a lot of cannabis and wake up as if nothing occurred the night before while others cannot do the same thing.

The way you feel afterwards might mean how strong the strain is and how your body handles it. When you do have a cannabis hangover, some of the symptoms include lethargic behavior, sleepiness, dehydration, congestion and dry mouth. If you find yourself with a cannabis hangover after a night of smoking too much cannabis, there are things you can do to beat this. We have put together a list of tips and steps that you can follow.

No More Smoking

You can choose not to smoke cannabis ever again, if you want to avoid a cannabis hangover. While this option might seem obvious, not all people make this choice. However, if you are unable to handle it, you should give it up or it has the potential of happening over and over again, impairing your judgment and preventing you from having an active and productive day.

Additional Sleep

If you have a cannabis hangover, you could try to get more sleep instead of getting up. This could be the ideal solution, if you don't have to get up too early. There is some cannabis strains that make you sleep longer and it is the difference between indica strains and sativa strains. Indica strains tend to have that effect, altering your sleep pattern and lessening your sleep time. So, the only solution is staying in bed longer. However, you have to make sure that there is time for more sleep. If you have a hard time falling asleep, you may have to consume melatonin supplements that put your body at rest so you can get additional sleep. Be sure that you turn out the lights or block out the natural light by pulling the curtains because light sources will make you stay awake.

Eat Food

One other way to beat a cannabis hangover is to eat some food. A hefty meal will relieve you of the hangover feelings and provide comfort. Try not to drink or eat anything with caffeine or you will be further dehydrated. One of the ideal beverages is orange juice. It will quickly get you down from your high.

Exercise is an Option

If you have a cannabis hangover, you can choose to start working out to get your energy back. Exercise is quite helpful in boosting your metabolism, allowing you to burn calories that might have accumulated due to the eating feast that you may have had the night before. However, make sure that you drink a lot of water throughout the exercise regimen because you don't want to become dehydrated. Your blood will flow during a high intensity exercise routine and this allows you to feel better after a cannabis hangover.

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Hydration is a Solution

Again, it cannot be overstated that hydration is one of the solutions to a cannabis hangover. You must keep away from sugary drinks or caffeinated beverages and replace it for water. The water will flush the lingering effect of the cannabis and it will make you feel much better.

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