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Article: What does Sober October mean?

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What does Sober October mean?

What does Sober October mean?

Sober October, November, Remember December, Dry January, Zero ABV February. We would say we stay dry until March.

If you want to start small, start with Sober October and explore the situation. If you want to continue, you already know how to do it. But what does Sober October actually mean? As the name suggests, it's about abstaining from alcohol in the month of October. Dry January is basically for beginners in doing without. If you really dare to do something, you can spend October alcohol-free. Without New Year's goals that you can't keep anyway, without peer pressure, without constantly checking in with your friends. Sober October is for you.

Where does it originate?

Sober October was originally started in Australia as a campaign to protect children and young people from alcohol abuse and to raise funds for educational work.

The “Go Sober For October” charity in the United Kingdom works in a similar way. A “Golden Ticket” can be purchased here for 15 pounds to buy yourself a day off from Sober October. Proceeds will then benefit Macmillan Cancer Support.

Why should you join Sober October?

Staying alcohol-free has many benefits: no hangovers, no movie breaks and no drunk lyrics and better physical and physical well-being.

Increased physical well-being

Avoiding alcohol will make your skin glow and look healthier. Why it is like that? Alcohol dehydrates the skin and causes it to dry out. This is how Dr. Richard de Visser from the University of Sussex found in a study that the skin condition of 54% of the participants improved after just one month without alcohol. The reason for this is that alcohol promotes the formation of skin blemishes and makes the skin appear pale.

In addition to a more beautiful complexion, avoiding alcohol also has positive effects on your immune system, as the spectrum of science reported. Alcohol dampens the immune system and we become more susceptible to infections because our sensitive temperature sensitivity is disrupted. It makes us feel the cold less, making it easier to catch a cold.

Positive effects on the mind

Another important point: the psyche. By giving up alcohol, your mental health improves and you generally become more emotionally stable.

It is a widespread myth that alcohol makes you sleep better. The Sleep Foundation found that alcohol disrupts our sleep patterns. Alcohol reduces the quality of sleep and deprives your body not only of water but also of energy. If you go alcohol-free more often, you will feel more rested, calmer and more productive. According to the German Medical Journal, there is even an improvement in memory, our ability to learn and concentrate, and our ability to make decisions.

Sober October equals giving up enjoyment?

Our answer: absolutely not! Nowadays there are numerous non-alcoholic alternatives. Whether beer, wine or spirits. Nowadays, non-alcoholic no longer means giving up enjoyment.

With Laori Juniper No 1 you can also sip your favorite drinks in Sober October. With us you will find recipes and inspiration for non-alcoholic drinks - perfect for Sober October! How about, for example, a non-alcoholic Aperol Spritz to bring a bit of summer into the cool autumn months?