The ultimate guide on how to replenish your body from all of your festival sins

festival 09/01/2019

After a long festival week for most of you battlers, it can be hard trying to recover from the enormous amount of sending it you've just endured.

Your body is feeling a little worse for wear, and quite frankly, you're just a bit exhausted. 

Well, in light of this, we've put together a guide to get yourself back up to scratch and ready to hit the festies all over again. Just make sure you follow these steps.

Re-balance your brain chemicals

The morning after your doozy especially, your brain kinda forgets how to produce serotonin on its own. It generally takes a few days before your brain remembers how to produce it to normal levels again, so in that interim you'll find yourself feeling more down than normal.

There's a few ways you can speed up the reboot process. This includes certain foods and supplements.

The supplements include: 

  • 5-HTP
  • Saffron
  • Folate
  • L-Tryptophan
  • Vitamins B6 & B12

Foods to eat with  tryptophan:

  • chicken
  • turkey
  • salmon
  • nut butter
  • eggs
  • green peas

And carby foods: 

  • pasta
  • sweet potatoes
  • popcorn
  • bread
  • apples
  • blueberries
  • pineapple

Get some sunlight

Another really easy way to replenish some of those chemicals is to get yaself out in the sun.

"Sunlight is a key proponent in the production of chemical neurotransmitters in the brain that deal with happiness."

Although is may seem tempting, avoid couping yourself up in your room and feelin' sorry for yourself. Get out in the sun, even if only for 20-30 mins, and you'll feel waaaaaaaay better.

Re-hydrate your body

WATER, WATER, AND MORE WATER!

Drinking alcohol can seriously dehydrate your body. Mix that with being in the summer sun, days on end during the silly season and you're a little prune.

Make sure you drink a TONNE of water in your recover stage, especially if you didn't touch any while you had ya dancing shoes on. This is to avoid your kidneys getting out of whack and your urine discolouring. Just drink more water fam.

Catch up on sleep

You definitely DIDN'T get any sleep so this is vital.

Staying up till the early hours of the morning, a few nights in a row can add up to losing around 12 hours of sleep in a rteally short amount of time. And that is NO BUENO.

The best way to catch up is to ensure you're getting at least 9-10 hours of sleep in the following days. That means if you can't sleep in, you gotta go to bed earlier. 

Getting that extra ZZZ time will help your bpdy getting back to its normal sleeping patterns and aid in recovering any damaged brain cells from the bender.