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Getting older can be great in lots of different aspects of life, but one way it’s not great is hangovers.

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 hangovers, and while it may seem like a minor inconvenience, it gets harder and harder to recover as you get older. 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.”

Producer Nicole Blog

So since I’m only 30, I’ve got some years left before I really start feeling it. I have been here in Charlotte with Maney, Roy, & LauRen for a little over five years now and I can already see the difference in hangovers! I used to be able to stay up late, drink, and wake up early and be fine at work…not anymore!