By Daniel Hunter

Two thirds of British workers have turned up to work hungover, according to a study by

The research also found that just under a quarter of those surveyed have actually missed work due to a hangover.

Seventy-six percent said they regularly have an alcoholic drink on at least one night a week, with 57% admitting they have a drink two nights a week and 11% even admitting they have a drink every night of the week.

Almost a third said they drank alcohol during the week to 'let off steam after work' (the most populous answer), closely followed by 'to help break up the week' (28%). Boredom (21%), a special occasion like a birthday (15%) and lack of responsibility (4%) rounded off the top five answers.

Nick Swan, CEO of, said:

“I have to say that I am staggered by the number of people that seem to be drinking excessively during the week. Don’t get me wrong, we all love a relaxing beer or glass of wine after work, but it’s important to know your limit. Going overboard may seem like a good idea at the time, but you must remember the effect that it can have the next day whilst going to work. Turning up hung-over is extremely unprofessional, and could cost you your job — remember that next time you fancy a heavy one mid-week!”

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