We've all been there—Having one five cocktail(s) sneak up on us at the very last minute. Waking up and realizing last night's events are just a blurry canvas of… well, nothing. Getting drunk feels great in the moment, but the consequences can sometimes leave us in regret or guilt. If you're looking to get drunk less, we're here to support you. Sunnyside empowers you to build strong and healthier habits that actually last. We're a safe and 100% judgment-free zone.
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Many factors play into how quickly you start to feel tipsy. Drinking higher ABV beverages too quickly will get you drunk much faster compared to pacing yourself and having lower ABV drinks. Additionally, swigging on an empty stomach means that alcohol will get absorbed into your bloodstream much quicker. A lack of sleep and water can also make you more vulnerable to the effects of alcohol. While these are some variables you have control over, things like age and gender can also influence how likely you are to get drunk. For instance, you can expect your alcohol tolerance to dwindle as you age.
Firstly, prepare for the night out by having a filling and hearty meal. Having a meal rich in unsaturated (healthier) fats beforehand will slow alcohol absorption while you drink. Additionally, try to space out your drinks, preferably having a max of just one drink per hour. If you can, try to alternate between boozy beverages and plain water throughout the night. This helps you pace yourself and keeps you well-hydrated throughout the night. And set limits beforehand. A drink-tracking app like Sunnyside helps you create actionable plans and holds you accountable to your goals.
The best way to nurse any tipsiness is to get a good night's rest. And no, alcohol doesn't help you sleep better. In fact, having a nightcap right before bed can impair your sleep quality even more. Likewise, the hair of the dog is also not recommended. Having alcohol to combat the effects of alcohol, like nausea or headaches, could lead to an even worse hangover. If need be, you can have an ice pack handy or take over-the-counter painkillers to deal with the discomfort and headache. Bland yet filling foods like crackers and bread can help you get your blood sugar back to normal without aggravating your nausea.
Yes, it is possible. The impairments you experience while drunk, like poor memory, impaired focus, and terrible coordination, can still last through the night to the morning after (as if dealing with a pounding headache wasn't bad enough). There are several theories behind this. Firstly, you may not have given your body enough time to metabolize the alcohol consumed. The truth is, people break down alcohol at different speeds. And if you've had too much to drink the night before and not enough time to sleep the effects off, you may very well so wake up feeling woozy and drunk. Additionally, alcohol can also negatively impact sleep. A lack of sleep can lead to poor concentration, slower reaction speeds, and lack of coordination. If you don't feel right the following day, it's best to avoid driving.
Sunnyside is your personal alcohol tracking diary that helps you monitor how much and how frequently you drink. Say you're looking to develop healthier drinking habits. But you don't know where to start—and understandably so. In just three minutes, you can kickstart your mindful drinking journey with Sunnyside. Through the app, you'll monitor and evaluate your drinking patterns, receive accountability messages, and talk to real-life coaches for advice (only if you want to).
Tell us a little about yourself and your goals so we can personalize your experience. This is a judgment-free zone.
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.
We support you on your journey, despite any ups and downs.
The Mindful Drinkers is a group for people who want to cut back on their drinking. The group is a judgment-free zone grounded in positivity. The community aims to cultivate a sense of connection for those who prefer mindfulness over the traditional “all-or-nothing” approach. You’re invited to share your story about how you integrate mindful drinking into your daily life, offer encouragement, and ask questions.
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.
Can Sunnyside help me feel drunk less often?
The Sunnyside 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 get drunk less?
The Sunnyside app is an accountability partner 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 getting drunk during a night out. 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 mindful drinking 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 get drunk less?
Sunnyside members cut back on their drinking by an average of 30% in the first 30 days of using the app. The Sunnyside app gives you valuable insight into your drinking habits. You'll also learn how to redirect them to minimize your risk of experiencing any side effects from alcohol.
Is it easy to stop getting drunk with an app?
It is not easy to change one's drinking habits, but very possible. Sunnyside helps boost your confidence and motivation, empowering you to take control of your drinking patterns. We're a 100% judgment-free zone. No matter your goals, we're here to support you every step of the way.