Sunday, 4 January 2015

The stages of a hangover

So, you're on top form, dancing on form, a delicious cocktail in hand, making subtle eye contact with the beautiful man across the bar, and you never want to leave home, but it has to happen. You go to bed, and it's wake up time...

Now this can happen different ways. Sometimes you can wake up feeling fresh as a daisy, and the hangover doesn't hit until later in the day (these are the worst, the delayed hangover). Most of the time you will wake up feeling awful. Step one, do not move your head, and do not sit up, whatever you do. It will feel like your brain is going to pop out of your skull. The best thing to do at this stage is to just grab your phone and see what embarrassing photos were taken or texts were sent. You feel bad, so surely you can't feel any worse is my mantra when looking at my phone. 

Depending on whether you are at home alone, or with some pals, it is time for the mcdonalds run. Yes, you may have only devoured a kebab and cheesy chips about 5 hours ago but I promise you, nothing tastes better than a double cheeseburger and chicken nuggets on the morning of a hangover. 

Let's just quickly step back to the delayed hangover. You'll be feeling great, just hunky dory! Wait until the 3pm dip, you won't know what hit you (well, you will, it's your delayed hangover). You'll be going about your usually business then BAM! It all goes down hill. 

So Mcdonalds run, this is when you wish McDelivery was a thing (come on they've got to do this soon!), cause you may have to go get the food. Anyway, when the food is home, this will be eaten either on the sofa or if it is that bleak, back in bed. Usually by this point, you may have to check facebook to make sure you haven't been tagged in any monstrosities. 

After these few hours of being awake, it's time for a nap. I say a nap, I mean a good 5 hour sleep. By the time you wake up, it's time for another meal, so hello Dominoes! Does anyone else's stomach seem to expand enormously when they're hungover?!

So, for the delayed hangover, it is now 3pm. It's that time where you're head has been a little bit hazy all day but now, it is here and you feel horrific. Any smell, you want to be sick. Mention of drink, you want to be sick. The thought of food, you want to be sick. You get the idea. The hangover usually lasts until the next morning also, which is always unfortunate!

I never know whether I prefer the delayed hangover or the all day one. You get more food on a normal hangover, and feel not too bad after the nap, that's the best bit. I suppose the best solution to avoid this is to not drink too much! Easiest way, haha!

What do you do to cope with your hangovers? 

Philippa x

1 comment:

  1. I'm 17 so of course I don't drink! Lol who am I kidding, ofc I do :) I seem to get off relatively lightly most of the time, but it isn't a nice feeling to wake up to the bedspins haha! Coffee, and lots of it. That's about it.
    lily x