With the Christmas party season imminent, thoughtful has teamed up with Dr Deborah Lee to offer tips on how to cure the inevitable hangover many employees may face.
A study has also shown that our hangovers get worse when we turn 34.
- With searches for “work Christmas party” increasing by 124% since October, plus over 18,000 searches for “hangover cure” in the last month alone, the festive party season is well underway for workplaces across the UK.A recent survey, conducted by thortful, has revealed that our hangovers get worse when we turn 34, and as 48% of staff attending are aged between 25-34, those planning on drinking may be in store for a heavy hangover.To ensure hangovers are kept light, thortful has teamed up with Dr Deborah Lee of Dr Fox Pharmacy to offer some tips on how to cure a hangover, to ensure you don’t suffer from a banging headache the following day.
How to prevent a work Christmas party hangover:
- Drink responsibly and stay within recommended limits.
- Never drink on an empty stomach – always drink with food. Eating fatty foods can help delay the absorption of alcohol.
- Drink plenty of water – drink one glass of water for each alcoholic drink.
- Drink slowly and savour your drinks. This will help you drink less overall.
- Say no to fizzy drinks because bubbles speed up the absorption of alcohol.
- Avoid dark-coloured drinks, such as dark-coloured spirits and red wine, as these often contain large amounts of congeners – substances that are produced during the fermentation process.
- Don’t mix your drinks.
How to treat a work Christmas party hangover
- Drink a bottle of water before you get into bed and as soon as you walk up.
- Have some Dioralyte sachets as they contain electrolytes and may help to restore your electrolyte balance more quickly.
- Have a good breakfast to help raise your blood sugar levels.
- Think twice about coffee as caffeine could make your headache worse.
- Make sure after drinking you get plenty of sleep.
- Get some fresh air and have a brisk walk.
- Don’t smoke, smokers tend to have more severe hangovers than non-smokers.
More information on the study can be found here: https://www.thortful.com/blog/