If you got hit with a hangover that lasted two years, you’d probably vow to never drink again. However, when those 700-plus days get spread out over a lifetime, turns out most people don’t seem to mind as much.
According to a poll of 2,000 people living in the UK conducted by British vitamin company Healthspan, on average, legal drinking age adults (that’s 18 and over across the pond) will wake up hungover about once a month. Calculated over a lifespan, the brand says this equates to a total of 724 days lamenting the effects of boozing – though hopefully the frequency of your hangovers starts to decline once you hit your 70s.
If just under two years of being hungover sounds worrisome, hopefully you’re not also in the group of about 5 percent of respondents who said they were hungover six or more times a month. At that point I don’t think you can even call it a “hangover”; I think you just call it “how you feel.”