No, You’re Not Being Dramatic – Prosecco Hangovers Are In Fact The Worst Kind

Experts say you can blame it on the bubbles

If you’ve ever woken up from a night of too many glasses of prosecco feeling like you need to call an ambulance for the drill that that has been taken to your head, turns out, you’re not just being dramatic as all those around you say, prosecco hangovers are in fact the worst type there is.

The news comes as Marco Castelanelli, sommelier and Club Vino founder, spoke with Tyla about the reasoning behind why secco hangovers are the worst.

“If you find that you get the worst headache ever after a glass or two of Prosecco, then quite simply, blame it on the bubbles,” he said.

Explaining how exactly the bubbles affect the body, he continued:

“Prosecco and Champagne both contain little pockets of carbon dioxide which change how the alcohol flows through the bloodstream, helping the body to absorb the alcohol faster.”

Woman in bed with a hangover

So, yes, those bubbles not only go straight to your head on the night, but they stick around in the form of a headache the next day too.

“Once in the bloodstream, the Co2 competes with oxygen – which is why you might feel a little woozy and rather drunk rather quickly, leading to an exaggerated hangover in the form of a pounding head.”

So, since Marco seems to know so much about where exactly those demon hangovers come from, many were wondering if he knew of how to get rid of them. His answer? Well, the same thing your mam’s been telling you since you began drinking all those moons ago.

“Drink a large glass of water before bed.”

Hmm, and when you’re 6 glasses in, and mid-way through singing ‘Now That’s What I Call Christmas’ at the top of your lungs, that’s a lot easier said than done. But sure look, it’s the thought that counts.

If you do forget to down your water before bedtime the next time you’re on secco, check out our foolproof list of hangover hacks here!