This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.
For those of you who have ever had a bad hangover – that dreaded combination of headache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and general irritability – after a night of overindulgence (don’t worry, we’re not judging), the only solace you’ve likely had is that you’re in good company. American humorist and actor Robert Charles Benchley probably best summed up our collective experience with hangovers when he said, “The only cure for a real hangover is death.”
Mankind has probably been searching for a hangover cure since the discovery of alcoholic fermentation. Despite having a few centuries under our belts to try and figure this one out, it will probably come as little surprise (and even less comfort) to know that we’ve yet to develop a surefire hangover cure that is guaranteed to work for everyone.