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Boozy Brits spend almost a year of their lives – 315 days - being hungover, according to new estimates by Macmillan Cancer Support.
Their research has revealed that the average person will have a seven-hour hangover at least once a month, and a shocking one in fourteen Brits will have an estimated 3024 hangovers in their lifetime.
The research, which was conducted by Onepoll to mark the launch of Macmillan’s Go Sober for October fundraising event, surveyed 2000 Britons over the age of 18, and paints a shocking picture about the hazards of hangovers.
Apparently, women bear the brunt of lengthy hangovers, with the average lasting almost nine hours, compared to men’s hangovers which last an average of seven hours.
The research shows that, when it comes to the frequency of hangovers during an average month, there is a north-south divide. One in five people living in the North-East, North-West and Yorkshire and Humberside have more than four hangovers each month, compared to one in seven of those from London, the South East and South West.
The research also looked at what people found most annoying about having a hangover and what they’d missed out on because of one. Over half of those surveyed said the most annoying aspect of being hungover was that it made them feel sick while a quarter cited wasting time as their biggest bugbear.
Of those who complained about a hangover being a waste of time, a quarter said if they weren’t hungover they’d have more sex.
A further one in six said they’d learn a language, two in five said that they’d exercise more and one in eight said that they’d learn an instrument.
Macmillan is asking people to sign up for the Go Sober challenge, abstaining from drinking alcohol during October and being sponsored to do so. If you do have a special event during your challenge and want to drink alcohol for it, your friends or family can buy you a Golden Ticket' by donating £15 or more to your fundraising page.