The average drinker will endure four hangovers this month – with each one lasting 10 hours. A poll of 2,000 adults who drink alcohol found there will be 16 occasions where they indulge – including work parties, drinks at home, and meals out.
In a desperate attempt to feel tip-top, 75 per cent will turn to a host of methods – including cold showers, staying in bed all-day, and going to the gym.
Other go-to fuzzy head cures include getting a breath of fresh air, a strong coffee, and herbal tea, with ‘hair of the dog’ also favoured by some.
The research was commissioned by Domino’s, which is launching its own alcohol-free Bloody Mary, available online for a limited period ahead of Christmas with deliveries arriving before December 25.
It comes after it emerged the popular cocktail or mocktail is the hangover cure of choice for many of those polled.
Melanie Howe, Bloody Domino’s ‘taste tester’, said: “Hangovers can be horrid so it’s no surprise we all have our way of dealing with them.
“Some reach for a pizza, others a Bloody Mary.”
Hangover cures – an essential for the festive season
The study also found a takeaway pizza is also a popular way of trying to feel better, as are watching films, TV, or videos on YouTube and taking vitamins.
Going for swim seems to work for some, as does a sauna and steam session.
According to over-imbibing respondents, while the average hangover lasts just under 10 hours, for an unfortunate eight per cent, their symptoms tend to last for 24 hours or more.
The research, carried out via OnePoll, also revealed Thursday 15th December is the most common date for the office Christmas do to take place.
Top 15 hangover cures
- Fresh air
- Duvet day
- Fizzy drinks
- Cold shower or bath
- Herbal tea
- Hair of the dog
- Pizza takeaway
- Watching films/TV/YouTube
- Going swimming
- Bloody Mary drink (either with or without alcohol)
- Sauna and steam