While hangovers aren’t fun, these facts sure are. Whether you’re lying in bed after a wild night of drinking or enjoying a hangover-free morning, here are some short and sweet little-known facts about hangovers! Sit back, drink some Prevention, and enjoy that sweet hangover-free feeling.
- When you drink alcohol, your liver produces a toxin called acetaldehyde, which is the culprit for that awful hangover and is said to be 10-30 times as toxic as alcohol. According to various studies, this toxin is the reason you sweat, become nauseous, and vomit after a night of drinking.
- People in Oregon post most frequently about hangovers on Instagram, which could be due to the state’s many breweries. It isn’t called America’s “Beer Capital” for nothing!
- Stay away from whiskey: Dark liquors cause worse hangovers due to high concentrations of congeners, which are metabolized into the toxin formaldehyde as they travel through your body. Stick to the Grey Goose!
- Breakfast is the most popular hangover-related meal (we suggest you enjoy some Never Too Hungover Boost with those scrambled eggs and bacon!)
- The DrinkAde formula, which features a blend of antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, transforms the toxic acetaldehydes into a harmless acid that is easily processed and diffused by the body, therefore saving you from the ever-so-painful symptoms of a hangover.
- On average, January claims the most hangover-related posts on Instagram.
- An expensive problem: Researchers at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco discovered that hangovers are estimated to cost $148 billion each year due to hungover individuals calling in sick to work or performing poorly on the job.
- According to a poll by FiveThirtyEight, of the 571 respondents who said they worked full time, 6 percent admitted to going into work hungover each month and 20 percent said they’ve showed up hungover within the year.
- A super hangover: In a survey conducted in 2016 by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, Super Bowl hangovers impacted a whopping 62% of people surveyed, with 34 percent ‘fessing up to calling in sick and another 28 percent showing up late.
- Some people are more at risk for hangovers than others, simply due to genetic makeup. Additionally, women are more susceptible than men.
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