Manchester unveiled as one of the most hungover cities in the UK

A new study has revealed that Mancs are searching for hangover cures more often than most other cities in the UK. Ouch.

The Manc The Manc - 9th September 2020

Mancs have been hitting the bottle hard this year. And now it’s catching up with us.

According to new stats, we’re one of the most hungover cities in the entire country.

A study compiled by health supplement provider YourZooki has revealed that huge numbers of Manchester residents have been scouring the internet for hangover cures – with some searching to see if hair of the dog might be a good option.

Results showed that more than 3,000 people every year in Manchester spend their mornings desperately hunting down headache remedies on Google.

It’s official: Manchester is rough as toast.


But we’re still not suffering quite as badly as some of our neighbours.

According to YourZouki, Derby felt more wretched than any other part of Britain.


Newcastle, perhaps unsurprisingly, came second in the poll of most hungover cities.

Manchester followed close behind, with Brighton, Glasgow, Belfast, Leeds, Edinburgh also making the top ten.

The full list of cities seeking hangover cures is as follows:

  1. Derby
  2. Newcastle
  3. Manchester
  4. Brighton
  5. Glasgow
  6. Belfast
  7. Leeds
  8. Edinburgh
  9. Bristol
  10. London

The North West also ranked third as the wider region that drank the most.

Nutritionist Amanda Callenberg says that sleep and water play a big role in swerving nausea the next day.

“Alcohol contains ethanol, which is a toxic chemical that needs to be broken down by the liver before it can be safely eliminated from the body. It is also a diuretic, which means it helps our body to get rid of fluids. 

“When we become severely dehydrated our bodies can’t remove these toxins, so they stay circulating in our bodies. It is this dehydration that causes the classic hangover symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, dry mouth, nausea and vomiting.

“To prevent a hangover in the morning, drink plenty of water, before, during and the day after drinking to keep yourself well hydrated.


“Aim to drink a glass of water between drinks and have at least one big glass of water before going to sleep.”

You can read the full study and results here.