Unfortunately, hangovers are nothing new. After a weekend out (or in bed with a bottle of wine and Netflix queue in my case), it’s all too common to wake up Sunday morning with a terrible headache that you try to combat with some aspirin and a cold shower before you head out to make the pounding subside by consuming even more alcohol in the form of a bottomless Bloody Mary bar. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone – a study of 2,000 individuals in the U.K. found that, on average, we have about one hangover a month. The bad news? Mathematically, this data means that we spend an entire two years of our lives hungover.
If you thought you’d left all of life’s negativity behind in 2016, this study shows that unfortunately, you couldn’t possibly be more wrong. On top of this data, if you spend more than one Sunday a month hungover (which, hey, who doesn’t?), you’re doomed to spend more years of your life in bed with a brutal headache and ordering the greasiest food you can possibly find on Uber Eats.
Of course, new developments are always happening, and with the promise of hangover remedies like McDonald’s home delivery and this magical wand that removes hangover-inducing sulfites from your wine, there’s hope that the amount of time we spend hungover can dramatically decrease over the years.
Let’s just hope our next batch of scientists like to drink as much as we do and keep coming up with hangover cures for us, because as much as I like to indulge in an entire bottle of Alamos Malbec from bed every Friday, I’d really like those two years of my life back, okay? .
[via Tasting Table]