Your hangover can’t be cured, says science

Gatorade and bacon cheeseburgers can't help you now

A gallon of water before bed? Mixing vodka with flavoured water? What about crushing a greasy 4:00pm diner breakfast? Whatever method you use to get rid of hangovers, they might be in vain. Here’s why.

A study taking place in Canada and in the Netherlands questioned 1,600 university students about their drinking habits and their hangover tendencies. Studies showed what you may have assumed – the more alcohol you consume, the more likely you’ll be talking to RALPH on the big white telephone the next morning (sound it out, and now picture a toilet in front of you).

But what about your champion drinking amigos, the ones that claim that they never experience a hangover the morning after a sloppy night of drinking? The author of the study, Dr. Joris Verster, states that “the majority of those who in fact reported never having a hangover tended to drink less, perhaps less than they themselves thought would lead to a hangover.”

The study even goes as far as to say that the four-fifths that do not experience hangovers only had an estimated blood alcohol level of 0.02 more than the legal driving limit.

Is abstinence the only solution? Science says yes. Is abstinence fun? No. Happy hangover!

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