The solution to any problem is usually the simplest one. Hungover? Forget the raw eggs or whatever – science proved that your grandpa had it right. Coffee with aspirin is the ultimate hangover cure.*
Scientists in Philadelphia (whoop whoop, Philly represent!) discovered that caffeine, alongside anti-inflammatories like aspirin or ibuprofen, were the simplest, most effective way to block the headaches associated with hangovers. The ethanol in alcohol can produce a chemical called acetate, which is suspected as the cause of hangover headaches. The study showed that doses of caffeine and anti-inflammatories blocked the acetate and relieved the symptom.
BONUS: Turning to coffee for comfort after booze did you dirty may also help your liver. Another study found that drinking two extra cups of coffee was associated with a 44% lower risk of developing cirrhohis. Compared to a baseline of no coffee consumption, researchers estimated one cup a day was tied to a 22% lower risk of cirrhosis. Three cups? 57%. Four cups?! 65%.
So if you’re hungover, drink up! Coffee can help with that.
Pro Tip: Try a darker roast or cold brew. The lower acidity is gentler on stomachs.