There's nothing quite like the morning after when you're left nursing a monster of a hangover. But a night out with friends doesn't always have to end this way. The best method to remedy a hangover is to prevent it in the first place, and the Sunnyside app can help you do just that. From tracking your drinking habits to providing practical advice from real-life coaches—Sunnyside offers the best tools and tips to staving off hangovers without ruining the fun.
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The most effective way to prevent a hangover is to abstain from alcohol or limit your drinking. It's easy to get carried away during a night out, so alternating boozy drinks and water (or mocktails) may help keep your pace in check. It's also best to tame your appetite with a hearty meal before hitting the bar. And as much as the night out has your adrenaline pumping, take some time to relax and settle down before bed. Headaches, fatigue, and irritability can all be accentuated by poor sleep.
Try to go for beers, wine, or cocktails instead of shots. Shots have a higher alcohol content, and this raises your risk of experiencing a hangover. You may also avoid drinks high in congeners. Congeners are undesirable by-products of alcohol fermentation that seem to be associated with an increased frequency or severity of hangovers. Bourbon makes the top of the don't-drink-me list due to its high-congeners content, followed by whiskey, brandy, and rum. Red wine also tends to contain more congeners compared to white wine.
Unfortunately, there isn't any 'cure' for hangovers. But there are some things you can do to make the morning after less miserable. Be sure to hydrate well—no, not with more alcohol. The 'hair of the dog' likely prolongs the cycle, so plain water or fruit juice are much safer options. Getting some carbs into your system helps nudge your blood sugar levels back to normal, and if possible, try to refuel with a nutritious breakfast the next morning. Get as much rest as you can, because a lack of sleep is a surefire way to crank up your moody meter. There's also nothing quite like good sleep to remedy a splitting headache.
Yes, an app can provide practical tips, tricks, and advice to preventing hangovers. The Sunnyside app helps you assess and track your drinking patterns and nurture healthier habits. Additionally, this app empowers you to practice mindful or moderate drinking, which can reduce your risk of experiencing the dreaded morning after. Even with such powerful tools and knowledge, discipline still remains the name of the game. You'll need to make a conscious decision to improve your drinking habits and be honest with your progress and where you're at.
Sunnyside is a sober curious app that helps you to kickstart your personalized journey in just three minutes. You'll set your personal goals based on the habits you wish to redirect, and the app will create a weekly plan. You'll receive accountability text messages and daily motivation and tips to keep things fun and upbeat. You can also seek advice from a real coach on how best to approach a sober curious lifestyle. Sunnyside empowers you to explore your relationship with alcohol, adopt healthier drinking habits, and track how a sober curious lifestyle enhances your wellness.
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Every week we’ll give you a recommended drink plan for the week ahead to help you reach your goals, which you can adjust.
Via a simple text-message interface, we’ll remind you to track your drinks every day, and provide nudges to stack on target.
Our upbeat and positive eduation, motivation, tips, and tricks will keep you on track every day of the week.
Our real human coaches are available for you, no matter what you need. Text them for help or a nudge at any time.
See how your new habits add up to better sleep, money saved, and an improved diet in your web dashboard.
You’re joining a community of members who have been through exactly what you’re going through and have achieved amazing results. Here’s what some of them have said about using Sunnyside to improve their drinking habits.
When I first started I was a bit leery about the whole thing. I am 70 years old and retired and didn’t think that I needed someone to tell me how much to drink. So I took the 15 day free trial and found out that it really helped me control my drinking. These guys are not trying to change you, just your drinking habits, which has help me a lot. Sometimes I would drink just to drink and that came to a stop. I still do what I want to do, I'm just doing it differently and it really working well for me. - Rene
Over the last two years I became a bit of a heavy drinker. After 84 days with Sunnyside, I'm now a moderate drinker, on my way to becoming a social drinking. The transition was easier than I thought. -Ted
I've been trying to cut back on my drinking for years and this is the only way I've actually done it. I'm so extremely happy with just the mindfulness that it has provided me. It's not judgy. It doesn't make you quit immediately. It is just a way to cut back and be mindful of your drinking and I really appreciate it. It's honestly transformed my life. -Stefani
I love this program - it’s simple and supportive. I feel like I’m on my way to making some lasting changes without ever feeling shamed. Also the coaches are real & respond personally (not just bots). -Lucy
Sunnyside members see big results in their first 30 days, and it only gets better from there. Start with your 15-day free trial, then stick with it if it’s right for you.
Feel your best, inside and out.
Enjoy more restful sleep and brighter mornings.
Every month you'll be cutting out unnecessary calories.
Greet the day with increased energy and focus.
Save real cash every month by spending less on alcohol.
Enjoy the drinks you do have more.
Every Sunnyside membership includes all the features below, plus a free 15-day trial to make sure it’s right for you.
Sunnyside gives you simple, accurate tools to track your drinks that you’ll actually love to use.
Every Sunday we’ll share your plan for the week ahead that you can adjust and customize as needed.
We have real human coaches available for when you need a nudge or a bit of motivation. But only if you need it.
We’ll share advice, education and motivation on a daily basis to keep you on track with your goals.
Drinks cut, money saved, improved sleep... we’ll help you measure success in the terms that matter to you.
Sunnyside is easy and simple to use, but is backed by proven habit change techniques reviewed by our advisors.
Sunnyside utilizes proven behavior-change techniques to help you reach your goals, and it’s all reviewed by our team of experts.
Associate Medical Director of the South Los Angeles Health Center Group
MS, LPCC, LADC - Mental Health and Chemical Health Specialist
Habit expert, author of Hooked and Indistractable
Mental health & addiction expert, Author of The Abstinence Myth
"As a doctor, I've seen firsthand the difference that a better relationship with alcohol can make in a person's overall health outcomes, which is why I recommend Sunnyside to my patients."
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Our goal is to be transparent and honest with you about Sunnyside. It’s in our DNA. Here are a couple common questions, but please email us if you have more.
What is a hangover prevention app?
The Sunnyside hangover prevention app helps you track your alcohol consumption and nurture healthier drinking habits based on your goals. You'll receive accountability text messages and daily motivation and tips to guide you along the way. A Sunnyside subscription starts at $8.75/mo, less than the cost of two drinks. Everyone starts with a 15-day free trial to test it out. And we’re nice about refunds if it’s truly not right for you.
What are the benefits of using an app to prevent hangovers?
The Sunnyside app is a pocket buddy you can take on the go. Whether you're looking for trialed-and-tested advice from real-life coaches or daily motivation to keep you on track, Sunnyside can help you lower your risk of a hangover. We employ proven habit-change techniques like pre-commitment, conscious interference, and belief and positivity to help you practice better drinking habits. Our methods are reviewed by habit-change and alcohol-use experts.
Is Sunnyside a free hangover prevention app?
We believe that everyone who drinks can benefit from more mindfulness and healthier habits. You can join Sunnyside no matter what your starting point is, and we’ll help you hit your goals, even if it means stopping drinking entirely. Sunnyside offers a 15-day free trial, and you can cancel at any time.
Is my data secure?
Do I have to talk to a coach?
Definitely not. Talking to a coach is completely optional. You can take advantage of the planning, tracking, behavior change, analytics, and amazing results without ever talking to anyone.
Who uses Sunnyside?
The Sunnyside community is made of thousands of people who enjoy drinking but want to create more mindfulness around their consumption, whether it’s to cut back or stop entirely. We’re moms, dads, professionals, students, and everyone in between.
Can an app help me to avoid hangovers?
Sunnyside members cut back on their drinking by an average of 30% in the first 30 days of using the app. The app gives you valuable insight into your drinking habits and how you can redirect them to minimize your risk of hangovers and side effects from alcohol.
Is it easy to form healthier drinking habits with an app?
Changing your habits is never easy, but very possible. Sunnyside helps boost your confidence and motivation, making your sober curious journey simpler to navigate. We're a 100% judgment-free zone. No matter your goals, we're here to support you every step of the way.