Recent Survey Says Drinkers Will Have At Least Four Hangovers in December
With the holidays upon us, many people will be celebrating several times through the month of December which naturally means more people will wake up a little hazy and hungover. In fact, a recent study suggests that drinkers will have at least four hangovers this month. Really? Only four?
Let's face it, December can be a month of total stress. You have Christmas shopping to do, preparations for parties, and family you haven't seen all year coming in like a herd of buffalo.
No matter the situation, booze plays a major factor during the holidays. And with booze comes the dreaded hangover. Trust me, the older you get, the worse these hangovers are.
According to a recent survey, the average drinker will have 4 hangovers in the month of December. As someone that enjoys liquid libations quite often, I have to say I feel this number is a little low, especially during the holidays.
I guess I'm above average? Yes!
The point is, that even average drinkers drink more during the holidays. Honestly, I don't think we need a survey to come to that conclusion. But, here we are.
The worst part about having too good of a time is the next day. The pounding headache, the dry mouth, the uncontrollable urge to drink mass quantities of water, and the overall hazy feeling. Feels good, right?
I usually try some prevention tactics to avoid hangovers like drinking water, taking ibuprofen, and drinking a coke before bed. However, if you don't do any of that and find yourself with a monster hangover, here are some tips that might help you out.
- Get some fresh air - If you can drag yourself out of bed, get outside and get some sunshine and fresh air.
- Coffee - A hot pot of java can do the trick
- Painkillers - Duh
- Fizzy drinks - There's just something a Dr. Pepper or some other kind of carbonated beverage that feels good and refreshing
- Cold Shower - I'm not a fan of cold showers, but they sure do get you up and alert quickly
- Fruit - My mom always said to eat a banana to help a hangover. Kids listen to your mom because she is right.
- Herbal Tea - Sipping on a hot cup of tea helps soothe the throat and gives you time to think about all the stupid things you did the night before
- Food - The greasier the better
- Stay in bed - You feel horrible so you might as well just stay in bed
- Swimming - My roommate and I had a swimming pool and would jump into it the next morning no matter what the temperature was outside
- Work out - Believe it or not, some people are actually dedicated enough to get their hungover rear end into the gym the next day...psychos
- Sauna - The steam from the sauna is so awesome as you sweat out all of those Jagerbombs you ad the night before
- Hair of the Dog - This method is tried and true. Bloody Marys work the best
These remedies will go a long way in helping you through the tragedy that is a hangover.
Have a happy and safe holiday and remember, if you're going to drink, do it responsibly.
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