Do you get enough water on a daily basis? Do you even know how much water humans are supposed to drink each day? If you’re a fan of sugary drinks and juice over the natural liquid that is water then you might be more dehydrated than you think!
Many people claim that they don’t like water, or that they drink other beverages and get water that way. But that is not an excuse.
Water is essential to human life and development. Although you may be quenching your thirst when you guzzle back some soda, you’re not actually giving your body the proper hydrating it needs.
Check out these steps to determine whether or not you are dehydrated, and learn a little bit more about the importance of drinking water and just how much you should be drinking each day.
There are a few common signs that may point to light and average levels of dehydration. There’s the obvious feeling of thirst, but this can extend to having a dry mouth and even feeling tired.
You may also find yourself more irritable or nervous. On top of that, you might notice changes in the bathroom—like in your bowel movements or in the color—and even constipation.
You may find yourself experiencing bad breath or sugar cravings. Depending on the severity of your dehydration you can experience muscle cramps, as well as headaches and dizziness.
In case all of that already didn’t sound bad enough, the signs and symptoms of severe dehydration get even worse. Keep reading to find out more.
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