Top 10 hangover cures ranked by drinkers

By Oli Gross

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Top 10 hangover cures ranked by drinkers

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Top hangover cures have been ranked following research into the preferences of drinkers, but sadly for licensees ‘hair of the dog’ came only seventh on the list.

Alcohol delivery service Booze Up​ surveyed 1,000 people after discovering the average Brit spends up to two years of their life nursing a hangover. 

The research found eating a fry-up is the favoured option the day after a drinking session, beating perhaps more sensible options and winners in previous research, such as sleeping and drinking water.

The top 10 ways Brits choose to cure a hangover:

  1. Eating a fry-up
  2. Taking painkillers
  3. Drinking water
  4. Sleeping
  5. Drinking fizzy/sugary drinks
  6. Taking a long shower
  7. Hair of the dog
  8. Coffee
  9. Exercise
  10. Watching Netflix in bed

Some 21% said eating a fry-up was the best cure, while 19% swore by taking painkillers, 15% preferred drinking water, 13% said sleeping was the best method and 10% reach for a fizzy or sugary drink.

Other cures identified included taking a long shower, drinking coffee, exercising and watching Netflix in bed.

Only 6% of the nation claimed that the only way to cure a hangover was to drink more alcohol.

Darren Sawyer, co-founder of Booze Up, said: “Although there is no proven cure, hopefully this list will help more people beat the searing headaches and waves of nausea that appear after a heavy night of drinking.”  

Ashleigh Fletcher, also a co-founder, added: “With so many hangover cures out there, we wanted to find out which ones were the nation's favourite.”

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