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Hungover in Vegas? The Ultimate, Immediate Hangover Relief

October 29, 2022

Hungover in Vegas? The Ultimate, Immediate Hangover Relief

If you happen to find yourself hungover after the best (or worst) night of your life in Las Vegas, you’re not alone. The party scene in Vegas is one of the world's most famous due to its anything-goes mentality and clubs open around the clock. 

Combine that with a dry climate that will dehydrate you faster than you can take a shot, and you’ve got a recipe for the hangover to end all hangovers. The good news is that if you happen to find yourself hungover in the party capital of Nevada, the ultimate, immediate hangover relief is closer than you think.

What Causes a Hangover?

Having one too many drinks can leave you feeling terrible the next morning, thanks to the dreaded hangover, but what causes a hangover? While many people attribute hangovers to dehydration alone, a number of different factors contribute to that horrible next-day feeling.


The most well-known cause of hangovers is dehydration. Alcohol might be a liquid, but drinking it actually dehydrates you because alcohol inhibits the release of a hormone called vasopressin. The brain produces vasopressin to tell the kidneys to retain water, keeping you hydrated. Without this important hormone, you urinate more frequently and excrete extra fluids. Dehydration affects all of the body’s systems, including the brain, contributing to a pounding headache, fatigue, and excess thirst.

Gastrointestinal Disruption

If you’ve experienced nausea or loose stool following a night of drinking, it might not be the buffets of comfort food you have to thank – it could be the bottomless mimosas. Alcohol causes the stomach to increase the production of acid, contributing to feelings of nausea and indigestion. It also irritates the lining of your stomach and intestines, which can contribute to loose stool after a night out.

Poor Sleep

You might think that you’ve had the best sleep of your life after having a few drinks, but alcohol actually contributes to poor sleep. While you may fall asleep quickly, your brain is unable to enter REM sleep, causing you to wake up earlier and preventing you from getting enough rest. The fatigue you feel after a night out is real, and it can contribute to difficulty concentrating, poor motor skills, and other cognitive issues.

Increased Inflammation

Alcohol increases inflammation throughout your body by creating a compound called acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde is a toxic substance that is a byproduct of the metabolism of alcohol in the liver. 

When your body processes alcohol, it produces acetaldehyde, which causes inflammation in the liver, brain, pancreas, gastrointestinal tract, and other organs. This contributes to feeling sick after a night of heavy drinking, and it can also have long-term effects on your health if you ingest alcohol too frequently or in larger quantities than your body can handle.


Think that you can’t have withdrawal symptoms from alcohol after just one night of drinking? Think again. Alcohol is commonly used to reduce anxiety, particularly in social situations, as a result of its calming effects on the brain. Your brain enjoys that “buzzed” feeling and wants to keep the relaxation going, but as alcohol leaves your system, it is unable to do so. 

As a result, hangovers can cause people to become increasingly anxious or restless compared to before they started drinking.

What Are the Symptoms of a Hangover?

Everyone experiences hangovers differently, and you may have different symptoms from one hangover to the next. Hangover symptoms vary depending on how much you drink, how much you have eaten throughout the day, what you drink, and a variety of other factors. Common hangover symptoms include:

  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain
  • Excessive thirst and dry mouth
  • Dizziness or a sense of the room spinning
  • Decreased ability to concentrate
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Headaches and muscle aches
  • Poor or decreased sleep
  • Increased sensitivity to light and sound
  • Shakiness
  • Mood disturbances, such as depression, anxiety, and irritability

Las Vegas, NV is all about living it up and soaking it in – so it’s perfectly normal to feel a little woozy after last night’s bar crawl. However, there are ways to alleviate your brain fog and get you back to the Vegas bustle.

How Much Can You Drink Without a Hangover?

Because hangovers are such a miserable experience, many people want to avoid them entirely, often looking for a “magic number” or formula for the number of drinks they can have without experiencing it. Unfortunately, there’s no such thing. Each person is different, and factors like age, gender, weight, alcohol tolerance, metabolism, diet, and drinking habits contribute to your likelihood of experiencing a hangover. 

Having four bloody marys at brunch in your 20s might not cause a hangover while having two drinks in your 30s could leave you in bed for the entire day. As a general rule, you can experience a hangover any time you drink to the point of becoming intoxicated.

How Can You Relieve a Hangover?

With a number of different factors contributing to hangovers, traditional hangover remedies like simply drinking water or popping a couple of ibuprofen likely won’t be enough to quell your symptoms. The best relief for your Las Vegas hangover is an I.V. infusion of the fluids, electrolytes, and nutrients your body needs.

How To Address a Mild Hangover

If you wake up on the Las Vegas strip with a mild hangover, relief might be as simple as some extra fluids and electrolytes. An IV drip that infuses your body with fluid, minerals, and electrolytes helps eliminate dehydration symptoms like thirst, headache, and fatigue while rehydrating your body on a cellular level. The I.V. Doc Cleanse treatment improves blood supply to vital organs like your liver, helping to clear the alcohol out of your system and get you back to the nightlife in no time.

How To Address a Moderate Hangover

If you wake up in the morning with a pounding headache or nausea that makes your stomach turn at the mere thought of food, you might have a moderate hangover. When battling a moderate hangover, you might need more than just fluids and electrolytes to feel like yourself again. Enter the I.V. Doc Detox infusion. This I.V. hydration treatment includes fluids and essential electrolytes to rehydrate your body, plus one medication to combat the worst of your discomfort and help get you back on your feet. Choose from anti-nausea, anti-heartburn, or anti-inflammatory medication to battle the worst of your hangover symptoms.

How To Relieve a Severe Hangover

Waking up feeling like you’ve been hit by a train is not the way to enjoy your trip to Vegas, but if you have a severe hangover, I.V. infusions can help. The Refresh treatment by the I.V. Doc includes plenty of fluids, electrolytes, and minerals to help battle dehydration while also providing two medications to knock out the worst of your symptoms. Choose from anti-nausea, anti-heartburn, or anti-inflammatory medications and get back on your feet fast.

How To Relieve the Worst Hangover of Your Life

If you wake up thinking that you may actually be on your deathbed, you might have the worst hangover of your life. Vegas will do that to you, but there’s hope with I.V. hydration. The I.V. Doc’s Rescue treatment, also known as the “deathbed” relief, includes fluids, electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals, plus three medications to help eliminate your discomfort. You’ll receive anti-nausea, anti-heartburn, and anti-inflammatory medications as part of your treatment, and you’ll feel as good as new in no time.

And the best part of all is we’ll brave Sin City to come right to your hotel room. With our IV therapy administered by trained healthcare professionals, you’ll be ready to call an uber and hit the strip in no time.

The Bottom Line

If you’re hungover in Vegas, your best chance at rallying for another night out (or avoiding throwing up on your flight home) is to get to the IV Doc as soon as possible. Rehydrating your body with fluids, electrolytes, and medication as needed can reduce your hangover symptoms in less time than it takes you to find a cab on the Strip. Remember to drink responsibly, but just in case you forget, IV Doc can help.


Hangovers | National Institute of Health

Hangovers - Symptoms and causes | Mayo Clinic

Dehydration: Causes & Symptoms | Cleveland Clinic

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