Is There Such a Thing as a Delayed Hangover? 

After an evening of drinking, many dread the impending hangover waiting for them the next day. Hangover severity can vary from person to person based on tolerance levels, how much is consumed, how frequently alcohol is consumed, and your natural predisposition for hangovers in general.

While hangover symptoms are there to greet most people the moment they wake up, there is one little-known type of hangover that does not follow the same timing. This kind is appropriately known as a delayed hangover.

What is a delayed hangover?

Delayed hangovers present with many of the same symptoms as normal ones. The most common symptoms include:

  • Dizziness
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Dehydration
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

What sets a delayed hangover apart is the time in which it occurs. While normal hangovers happen upon waking, delayed hangovers may not occur until several hours after you have woken up.

The severity of symptoms is generally more intense than a conventional hangover. For many, the hours leading up to a delayed hangover can feel normal, making it jarring and unexpected when it appears.

Delayed hangovers can happen to anybody, even those that have never experienced one before or commonly. This can make an already uncomfortable situation very inconvenient, leading to frustration and wasted time.

What causes a delayed hangover?

As with traditional hangovers, it is related to alcohol consumption and your propensity to present with hangover symptoms. It’s important to point out that delayed hangovers do not occur because you have consumed a high amount of alcohol. It can even occur when drinking very little.

How to treat or reduce delayed hangover symptoms

As with other forms of hangovers, addressing the deficiencies in the body due to drinking alcohol is key. Drinking water will help address symptoms related to dehydration. Taking in electrolytes and nutrients such as vitamin C and vitamin B-12 will aid in your body’s ability to recover more quickly.

However, those suffering from a delayed hangover may need something more effective and fast-acting than traditional remedies. It’s likely that many of them are well into their day, either at work or running errands. Rather than feel like they are in the middle of an ocean without a paddle, many are utilizing IV hydration and hangover therapy to get them back on their feet quickly.

Symptoms of nausea and possible vomiting may make drinking large amounts of water and swallowing pills uncomfortable, impractical, or impossible. There’s heavy debate about your body’s ability to digest and metabolize oral supplements anyways.

hangover IV treatment injects fluids and essential vitamins directly into your bloodstream so your body can use them immediately. This may dramatically increase recovery time, getting you back to work. Adding convenience to effectiveness, many people choose mobile IV therapy, where a medical professional comes to your home or place of work to administer your treatment. For busy people, this is the best option.

While delayed hangovers can happen at any time, properly preparing a treatment game plan will put you in the best possible position to recover quickly and get back to your life. 

In-Home IV Treatments With Drip Hydration

Drip Hydration offers mobile IV therapy in the comfort of your home. Once you book your appointment, a certified nurse will come to your desired location and administer the treatment, which usually takes less than an hour. During this time, you can do anything you’d like, such as relax under a warm blanket or watch TV. Drip Hydration will also go to hotels, worksites, or other locations upon request.

You can either browse our treatment options and decide which is best for you or speak to a representative who can help you choose what you need based on your health goals. To schedule your appointment or learn more, contact us today!