Amid all of your chanting, eating and drinking, something worth remembering:
Monday is a work day. Win or lose, your boss probably expects you to show up.
First, the bad news:
Some of the old standbys — a little hair of the dog, or greasy, starchy food — probably don't actually work.
"Those are not cures for the hangover. Those are masking symptoms," Michael Oshinsky, a program director at the National Institutes of Neurological Disease and Stroke who has studied hangovers in rats, told Samantha Melamed in 2015.
In fact, the only "cure" is not to drink in the first place, said Robert Glatter, an emergency physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
Oshinsky explained that metabolizing large amounts of alcohol produces lots of acetate — which, in turn, can lead to high levels of adenosine. That's what binds to proteins in your brain, giving you that headache and tired feeling.
His recommendation? A lot of water and an anti-inflammatory like Advil or Aleve before bed. (Not Tylenol; it may cause liver damage when combined with alcohol.)
Some other tips: