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Edible Hangover - Causes, Effects, Treatment

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Understanding the Causes and Effects of an Edible Hangover



Exploring the nuances of an edible hangover reveal varying experiences among individuals. While some assert its severity surpasses that of smoking hemp flower, others may not perceive significant effects at all. To discern whether you've encountered an edible hangover, consider the symptoms outlined below.




1. Persistent Fatigue and Weariness

2. Cognitive Impairment or Brain Fog

3. Dryness in Mouth and Eyes

4. Headache

5. Nausea


It's noteworthy that if cannabis was consumed alongside alcohol, discerning hangover symptoms becomes more complex as they could intertwine with alcohol-induced effects.

What causes an edible hangover?

Experts say that an edible hangover might be linked to withdrawal. However, this is more likely to occur if you are a regular user.

Another possible factor is that it can take much longer for your body to clear edible cannabis. Therefore, you might still be noticing some effects from the day before.

There is still a lot to be studied in regards to cannabis. In addition, there could be other reasons as to why this happens that science is yet to discover.

What should you do if you are feeling hungover?

First of all, if you are feeling hungover, you should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery. You might be best staying at home until you recover.

If you suspect that you will feel hungover the next day from edibles, then it might pay to clear your schedule or take the next day off work. This way, you can stay at home and recover.

While staying at home, there are a few things you can try to alleviate your symptoms.

Drink water

Staying hydrated is essential for any type of hangover you are experiencing. For example, you might be experiencing a dry mouth and eyes or a headache due to a lack of water.

Water has many great benefits and can improve the function of your liver and kidneys. If you suspect that the effects of your edibles might still be lingering from the previous day, then water might help to clear this more quickly.

Try an electrolyte drink

Electrolytes are ions such as sodium, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. When you are feeling dehydrated, your body might be depleted of these essential ions.

An electrolyte drink can help you restore these ions or might help you feel hydrated more quickly. Many sports drinks are considered electrolyte drinks because they include ions essential for hydration.

Some pharmacies and health stores also sell electrolyte preparations that you can mix with water.

Have a shower

By having a shower you might feel refreshed and more alert or awake if you start doing something.

Try some ginger

Consuming some ginger might also help ease any nausea you are experiencing. For example, you could try some ginger tea or a warm lemon, honey, and ginger drink.

Have some caffeine 

If you are not feeling too nauseous, you could have a coffee or caffeinated tea to make you feel more awake.

Be aware that caffeine can also worsen dehydration. If you are feeling very dehydrated, you will need to avoid or limit caffeine. Should you have a coffee or tea, ensure that you drink plenty of water as well.

Things to avoid and consider

Avoid leaving the house if you can because it is important that you rest and take it easy. Going to work, driving, or operating heavy machinery is not advisable.

If you have been drinking as well, you need to avoid painkillers like acetaminophen (Tylenol) because this can be bad for your liver. However, if you have not been drinking alcohol the day before, an over-the-counter pain killer might be suitable if your headache persists.

If you are feeling nauseous, avoid eating large portions of food. You should try eating more slowly and have smaller portions of food throughout the day. You should also opt for foods that do not contribute to nausea. For example, plain foods would be better.


If you feel hungover from edibles, you need to take it easy and rest. If you suspect that you will be hungover, you will need to keep your schedule clear the next day.

While there are some remedies you can try at home to recover, you may still need to wait it out for a while. If your symptoms worsen and persist, you should seek medical advice.


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