Brits Spend Two Whole Years Of Their Lives Hungover

The struggle is real

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During the festive period hangovers can feel like an ordeal with no end in sight. It turns out you're not alone as as according to new research from Healthspan, we spend on average two entire years of our lives hungover. That is a staggering 724 days of searing self-loathing and shaking hands.

The study also looked into what people reach for to cure their sore heads and the most popular remedies included water, a lie-in, showering, fresh air, a fry-up and the old classic, painkillers.

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Dr Sarah Brewer, a GP speaking on behalf of Healthspan said: "During the month of December alone around 30 glasses of wine, 22 pints of beer with an average consumption of 62 units and 4,000 calories are consumed in the run up to Christmas.

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Sound familiar? Well three in ten people admitted they crave salty foods when they feel hungover, with a bacon sandwich, a fry-up and pizza among the most popular meals to ease the pain.

While the average adult suffers one hangover a month, one in 20 people claim they battle the effects of too much alcohol six or more times a month – especially during the festive period.

Just imagine all the things you could have achieved whilst you were nursing your head and wishing the world would end.