Water is an essential part of our lives. Sometimes a glass of cold water can be more satisfying than anything else. Regardless of this, most of us still not drinking enough water on a daily basis without even noticing it. Here are the most common signs so that you know what’s the real problem.
15. Dry Mouth
Everyone knows that nasty, sticky feeling in your mouth, but it takes some time to actually realize that you need to drink something. However, sugary drinks are only a temporary solution for this problem, they might make you even thirstier. The magic water lubricates the mucous membranes in your mouth and throat keeping them most.
14. Dry Skin
Guess what’s the largest organ of your body. It’s actually your skin! Of course is needs to stay hydrated, but not just by using lotion. Full-on dehydration leads to lack of sweat, which means that your body is unable to wash away excess dirt and oil. Drink more water to keep yourself clean.
13. Excessive Thirst
There is a point where your thirst goes beyond a desert-like tongue and you just can’t do it without water. It’s obvious that you need a glass as soon as possible. This is especially dangerous after a heavy night of drinking since alcohol dehydrates your entire body. Listen to the signals your organism is sending you!
12. Dry Eyes
It’s not just your mouth and throat that can go extremely dry painfully asking for some water. Without taking any liquid your tear ducts completely dry up. This is especially harmful for those who wear contact lenses. By the way that is also why your eyes turn red after smoking pot; your blood pressure decreases and your body also gets dehydrated.
11. Joint Pain
It’s not even surprising if you consider the fact that our cartilages and spinal discs are made up of about 80% water. You do need more to keep your bones from grinding against each other with every step you take. Consuming water ensures that your joints can absorb the shock of sudden movements like when you fall for instance.
10. Less Muscle Mass
Building a fit and muscular body simply won’t work without any water. To get the best out of it, drink before, during and after your workout. It will not only stop decreasing your muscle mass but also reduces the chance of developing inflammation and soreness related to your daily exercise and weightlifting.
9. You Stay Sick Longer
By drinking the required amount of water your body is able to continuously flush the toxins out. But in case you don’t provide your body what it needs, your organs start to pull water from stored areas like your blood. And still, it can’t completely detoxify itself.
8. Feeling Fatigued and Lethargic
Unfortunately, coffee will not help you in the long run. There are times when water is more effective. “Borrowing” water from blood is a quite exhausting process. This leads to lack of oxygen in your body causing sleepiness and outright fatigue. Don’t wait until you start feeling tired, start drinking water right after you wake up.
7. Hunger Pangs
Craving too many snacks all day and night? You might think you’re hungry, while your body only needs some water. In addition, consuming food creates more work for the body, which again requires water. Just try drinking a glass and see what happens.
6. Digestive Problems
When you feel it in your mouth, it already affects your whole digestive system. When you neglect proper hydration, the mucus membrane loses its strength allowing stomach acid to do some major damage to your insides. You will notice it when it’s too late and already suffering from heartburn or indigestion.
Water makes everything easier. As you already know, lubricating everything including your digestive system is really important. The colon start using up the water which was supposed to be used by the intestines in case of dehydration. So you might be already familiar with the consequences between the walls of the toilet.
4. Reduced Urination
Of course, no one likes to go to the toilet every five seconds but you really got a problem if you only visit the restroom twice a day. Might sound unbelievable, but even 4-7 times are not enough. Plus, if your urine is not light yellow or clear, it’s also telling you that your body lacks proper hydration.
3. Premature Aging
As we get older, our bodies retain a smaller amount of water so you have to start drinking more. But when you don’t increase your water intake, or it is already low, your body start aging too early. Nobody wants that, right? Focus on hydration and say goodbye to wrinkles.
Forget about those painkillers! Your problem might be solved with some water. As the brain tissues lose water during dehydration, your brain starts to shrink and pull away from the skull. This results in triggering the pain receptors surrounding the brain, which we simply call a headache.
Even if you already though once that maybe you don’t drink enough of water, don’t wait for bigger signs. This though is already a sign. Don’t hesitate, grab a glass or bottle and start drinking right away!