Hangovers can be brutal, with many finding age only exacerbates the horrid side affects of a night on the tiles with booze as your best friend.
THE average person will have a throbbing seven-hour headache at least once a month, a study has revealed.
And astoundingly one in 14 Brits will endure 3,024 hangovers in their lifetime - that's a whole lot of unnecessary pain.
While old wives tales will have you drinking raw eggs the morning after and a plate of tripe the hour before a heavy night - Express.co.uk have looked into what REALLY gets rid of those sore heads.
Don't suffer in silence on the sofa for a whole day, watching the world go by as you remember the joys of last night with a banging headache - try one of these tried and tested methods.
COCKTAIL (but not what you think)
When you get home after a night out, make yourself a cocktail of Alka-Seltzer, Dioralyte and Berocca. Mix all three in the same large glass of water and drink immediately.
Not only is this said to help calm your stomach but it stops dehydration and gives your body a much-needed vitamin boost.
Repeat the virgin cocktail when you wake up, and you'll be set for a fabulous non-hangover day.
HAIR OF THE DOG
It's not everyone's preferred method, but a gin martini is said to be cracking for a mild hangover.
Leaving you shaken not stirred is said to help you forget that hangover and perks you up instantly. What more could you want?
This is for the better prepared of us, because it means forward planning - but if it could leave you hangover-free, it might be worth a punt.
Experts advise alternating alcoholic drinks with still or sparkling water, and topping up before you hit the sack.
And even before you've got your glad rags on, make sure you are fully hydrated. (It's recommended we drink eight glasses of H20 a day.)
Animal bones and salt might not be the most appealing concoction but together they're Mother Nature's hangover miracle.
Stewing up animal bones of your choosing with some winter vegetables and a pinch or two of sea salt will create a soothing broth packed to the rafters with minerals.
The natural medicine mixed together with the salt could help to fight fatigue and boost energy levels.
While it might be your go-to comfort food when feeling weak and vulnerable, spicy curry will do your tender body no favours when suffering a hangover.
It's not just your head suffering from the booze, but your gut too - which is sensitive to the sugars packed into alcoholic drinks.
So stay strong and just say no to spice - it can worsen the dehydration AND irritate your stomach - a double whammy.
There's wide variety of hangover-curing drinks on the shelves, but none with higher recommendations than Head Start.
The blackcurrant beverage promises to deal with morning-after grogginess using a mix of vitamins, amino acids, carbohydrates and electrolytes.
Failing that, try the natural healing gorgeousness of coconut water - naturally packed with electrolytes and minerals.