Brits spend five years of their life hungover: poll

Average rate of suffering almost one month per year until age 60

The average British person will spend over five years of their life with a hangover, according to new research reported in the Daily Mail. That same person will suffer through a day-long hangover (usually on a Sunday) at least once a week between the ages of 21 and 38. During that time, 12 days a year will be spent “retching, sweating and feeling lousy” from drinking too much the night before. The frequency of hangovers reduces with age, the study shows, but they tend to continue at an average rate of 22.8 days per year until age 60. In the course of a lifetime, the average person spends more than five-and-a-quarter years (or nearly 2,000 days) with a hangover, according to a survey from Sweet Lady Beverages, which makes alcohol-free drinks.

Daily Mail

Looking for more?

Get the Best of Maclean's sent straight to your inbox. Sign up for news, commentary and analysis.