I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.
~ Frank Sinatra
Since the day after the first person realized ingesting rotten food could lead to euphoria, the search has been on for a way to ensure a smooth ride the morning after.
Each alcohol-loving culture has developed their own folk remedies for the common hangover, and I have to admit that some of the cures sound worse than the illness itself. For instance, Romanians apparently swear by the healing properties of sour soup featuring tripe (aka cow stomach) as the main ingredient, and Russian overindulgers somehow gulp down pickle or sauerkraut juice to get through the day after. Eek.
With global alcohol consumption rates on the rise, it should come as no surprise that more and more companies are out to lighten the wallets of those who have overindulged. Of all the cities where you can acquire a hangover, it seems obvious that people suffering in Las Vegas would be most willing to fork out some serious cash to get rid of their pain. Afterall, the whole point of leaving your hotel room in Sin City is to engage in the serious business of enjoying the hell out of yourself. Right?
Like an answer to every partygoer’s prayers, Hangover Heaven is a new Vegas-based business offering hangover cures in the comfort of either your hotel room or the company’s custom-designed 45-foot bus. Founded and developed by an aesthetician, Hangover Heaven claims to have alleviated thousands of hangovers to date. Those who can handle needles have a variety of treatments to choose from that involve relieving your symptoms via IV and oral medication(s). If you’re a little too squeamish to deal with being cured via drip, treatments that don’t involve being hooked up to an IV can also be procured.
After checking out the images of the Hangover Heaven bus, I have to say that it looks like a surprisingly relaxing place to get over your self-induced pain…especially considering the bus moves, which isn’t exactly what you want to do when dealing with a hangover. And all you Type A personalities will appreciate that you can pre-book a space on the bus for the morning after. But be prepared for sticker shock, as you’ll have to shell out anywhere from $45-$199 per treatment (remember, that’s over and above the cost of those overpriced drinks you couldn’t stop guzzling). Depending on the package you choose, that’s a small/hefty price to pay for all that fun you think you remember having last night.