Drank Too Much,Yet Woke Up Hangover Free? Here’s Why.

Ever wake up after a night of drinking more shots than a group of sailors on shore leave and say, “Holy shit, I feel mutha fukkin good today!”?

So have I. Here are some of the reasons why this might happen.

Reason #1
The unlikely reason, but the first most people assume, is by some amazing miracle, you were the best drinker ever and managed to survive a rough night hangover free. Wishful thinking my friend.

Reason #2
You drank a lot, but either fell asleep early or slept for 12 or more hours. Sleep is the best hangover killer. If you fall asleep before midnight, you increase your chances to be hangover free by quite a bit.  If you can sleep for 12 or more hours you’ll find yourself feeling exponentially better than when you woke up at 6am to take a 4 minute piss.

Reason #3
You are a liar.

Some people love to insist they never get hangovers. There’s a 99.999% chance they’re full of shit and are probably trying to impress their friends by showing them what an amazing drinker they are. Sure, some people don’t puke (they black out) and others get less hungover or have the ability to get hungover less often, but to say you never, under any circumstances, get hangovers is bullshit.


Some people don’t like to admit they got drunk. They’re the friend that always says, “I’m not drunk, just a little tipsy.” Because they don’t like to admit they’re drunk, they’ll certainly never admit being hungover.

Reason #4
You don’t know what being hungover means. Being hungover does not necessarily mean you spend the day in bed barfing into a bucket or setting up shop beside the john, it could simply be a mild headache, or all over fatigue. If you feel less than %100 as a result of drinking, you’re hungover. Some hangovers are mild, and some are extreme. Not all hangovers are created equal.

Reason #5
You’ve been hungover so many consecutive days you don’t even know what not being hungover feels like anymore. Get some help, I think you’re an alcoholic.

Reason #6
The delayed hangover. Let me explain. When you wake up after drinking so much and you feel A-OK, it’s most likely because you’re still drunk. You might not feel drunk, but you are. And because you’re still drunk you’re numbed from the pain alcohol loves to inflict on your body to punish you for having a good time. However, when the effects of the alcohol fades (the time is dependent on how much you drank and how long ago you had your last drink), the hangover commences. Thus, the delayed hangover. Ever wonder why you spend your Sundays watching movies on the Superstation (TBS, Peachtree TV, that station that plays Atlanta Braves baseball)? It’s because in the end, you were a little hungover.

When you wake up, there is no real way to know if you are just lucky or if the delayed hangover is on its way, but you can take some precautionary measures. Drink water, nap, eat some food, or if you dare, you can start drinking again.

You probably shouldn’t drive though.

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