Ah, the dreaded hangover. It's happened to everyone. You go out for an evening of fun with friends, the drinks start to add up and before you know it, the room starts to spin. You realize you should have stopped before that last margarita, but it's too late, and you can tell that you'll be paying for it in the morning.
But what if you woke up feeling on top of the world the next day instead of on the verge of death? A newly released drug may be able to give us just that.
This is not a drill, people.
Although people react to over-drinking differently, we’ve probably all experienced a hangover at one point in our lives.
And they’re not fun.
While the length of time a hangover lasts for can vary from person to person, most experience relatively the same symptoms: a headache, nausea, extreme fatigue, and sometimes vomiting.
The cure for the common hangover has been sought for centuries.
Many people claim to have their own unique home remedies that will instantly cure a hangover. Drinking copious amounts of water tends to be a common one, which makes sense since part of what causes a hangover is dehydration. But sometimes water alone doesn’t cut it.
Certain types of healthy elixirs have also been toted as magical hangover cures.
A healthy smoothie packed with spinach, honey and Greek yogurt has been reported to help.
Greasy foods are also a common choice, which are supposed to “soak up” the alcohol in your system.
Sadly for us, and our hash browns, this theory has been debunked, and it turns out it may even make you feel worse.
Ever tried ‘hair of the dog’?
It’s a method of fighting a hangover that basically just involves drinking a little bit of alcohol, or “the hair of the dog that bit you”.
The theory is that a hangover is caused from alcohol withdrawal, so consuming a small amount of it will reverse the symptoms.
But does it actually work?
According to Cosmo, no.
Once again, this method will probably just make you feel worse.
But the good news is that, thanks to science, we may have found a cure that will allow us to drink the night away without worrying about being bedridden for the next 24 hours.
Keep reading to find out what it is!