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Average drinker will endure four hangovers this month

Popular remedies include cold showers, staying in bed all day and going to the gym.

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By Rob Knight via 72Point via SWNS

The average drinker will endure four hangovers this month - with each one lasting 10 hours.

A poll of 2,000 UK 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 percent 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. Hair of the dog is also favored 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.

“So, when we found out the nation was as tomato-obsessed as us, we were inspired - and Bloody Domino’s was born.”

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 a 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 percent, their symptoms tend to last for 24 hours or more.

The research, carried out via OnePoll, also revealed Dec. 15 is the most common date for the office Christmas party to take place.

Melanie Howe added: “Thursday 15th December marks the return of the big office Christmas bash, and Domino's is on hand should you need us.”


  • Fresh air
  • Coffee
  • Painkillers
  • Duvet day
  • Fizzy drinks
  • Cold shower or bath
  • Fruit
  • Herbal tea
  • Hair of the dog
  • Pizza takeaway
  • Watching films/TV/YouTube
  • Going swimming
  • Vitamins
  • Bloody Mary drink (either with or without alcohol)
  • Sauna and steam

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