34 Is The Age Hangovers Really Start Getting To People

While a night out drinking with friends can certainly be fun while it’s happening, how we feel the next day is another story. Nobody likes to deal with a hangover, and while it may seem like a minor inconvenience, as you get older it gets harder and harder to recover. Well, now a new report reveals exactly when folks start feeling the worst of it.

A new survey of 2,000 people aged 18 to 65 finds that the majority of people say 34 is the age where the effects of a hangover really start getting to people. And it only gets worse. Most respondents say at 35, their hangovers start lasting two days. 

But apparently that still doesn’t stop people. It’s not until 37 when folks start realizing their drinking limits. And by 38 people begin to realize they are too old to go out and drink too much. And it’s not like they even have to drink too much to feel the effects. The report finds that by 39 people start feeling drunk after only two drinks. 

  • As for why this is, Dr Deborah Lee, of Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, explains, “‘Hangovers are likely to worsen with age because the activity of the key enzymes involved in alcohol breakdown becomes less efficient with age,” adding, “Also, older people have less muscle and more fat, plus the distribution of water within the body alters as we age,” noting, “The end result is higher levels of blood alcohol which take longer to metabolize.”