A Scientific Explanation For Your Hangover And How To Cure It

While I’m not making any judgments about our readership, I assume this may be helpful for some this holiday week:

H/T Sarah Kliff

Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    The best way to avoid hangovers is to stay drunk.

  2. PogueMahone says:

    Thanks for sharing, but If you can follow these instructions, then you are not drunk enough to cause a hangover.

    Take it from me, a seasoned veteran, eat lentils before your binge. Trust me.


  3. Neil Hudelson says:

    All of it good advice. My lovely heterosexual lifemate has even been good enough to wake me up around 5 am so I can stumble to the bathroom and chug 2 more glasses of water. If I can do that, usually I wake up a few hours later with no hangover.

    If you are really thinking ahead, set an alarm for around 4 or 5 am before you go out drinking and chug a glass or two then.

  4. anjin-san says:

    I quit drinking back in the 80s. Works wonders on hangovers.

  5. PogueMahone says:

    That’s cheating. :p @anjin-san:

  6. G.A. says:

    quit drinking back in the 80s. Works wonders on hangovers.

    I get nicotine and caffeine hangovers now:(