We’ve all been there. The pain of daylight on bloodshot eyes. The BOOM BOOM BOOM of a swollen brain with a thunderous headache. The facepalm moment when memories from the night before come flooding back. Now don’t get us wrong, we love a good party. But the resulting hangovers… not so much. Here are five common kinds of Christmas party hangover, and (most importantly) how, with the right tactics, you can avoid them.

The OH, SH*T – a.k.a ‘The Fear’

You wake up. After a few seconds (ignorance really is bliss on these mornings), your brain kicks into gear and yells ‘Ha, ha, ha, I know what you did last night’. And then you remember.

You freeze – here comes the Fear – and all you can think is ‘Oh, SH*T’. To avoid this beast of a hangover, there’s only one thing you can do. Pace yourself. Don’t get carried away with all the festive free drinks, and keep it steady. And, if you do something you regret, don’t wallow the next day – just confront it head-on instead.

The GIVE ME WATER NOW

Dehydration really is the Devil. If you’ve got a mega-hangover, you’ll need water, and QUICK. When you get home from your Christmas party, make sure you drink a hefty amount of H20. Then, drink some more. When you hit the hay, leave a big glass on your bedside table. Better yet, throw in a few soft drinks during your night out to keep your body hydrated and you can avoid this type of hangover altogether.

The LOL

Hangovers aren’t all doom and gloom – sometimes they bring on moments of total hilarity. If you or your colleagues did something seriously LOL-inducing the night before, then just embrace it! Ping a jokey message to your WhatsApp group, arrange a post-party catch-up for extra laughs, or just privately chuckle to yourself as you pour your pick-me-up coffee.

The OW, MY LEGS

Commonly known as the dance-over. That achiness in your legs and the throbbing in your feet that can only be caused by one thing, and one thing only. BUSTING SHAPES. If you’ve got this kind of hangover, then congratulations – you’ve got the moves like Jagger, and you’re clearly not afraid to show it. The only cure is a long soak in a warm bubble bath, or a cheeky full-body massage. Or both. Winning!

The OH WHAT A NIGHT

You may feel a little jaded, tired, headachey and so darn hungry… Ah, you get the picture. But OH WHAT A NIGHT THAT WAS. If you qualify for this type of hangover then you, my friend, are winning at life. And clearly, you’ve just been to a Christmas party at Revolution. So don’t avoid this type of hangover, and book your epic Christmas party celebrations right… about… NOW.

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