She Constantly Has Headaches. When She Discovers Why, She's Stunned By The Easy Solution.
LifeAspire Staff 5/3/2016
Aside from not feeling well or being sick enough for an unplanned visit to your local ER, how else would you even know that you may be chronically dehydrated? Checking your urine color is not enough.
Low levels of water intake can have you wearing your "cranky pants" in no time. Even the slightest deprivation of hydration can cause effects of being frustrated more frequently, annoyed more quickly, anger more easily, and what's even more depressing, can lead to feelings of exactly that, depression. But, let's just call it being in a bad mood. You'll find that you are less likely to smile when you are not getting enough water. Quench yourself into a smile!
Another sign of potential dehydration is the common headache. But is this case, it is more uncommon that you may be experiencing more of them, and more intensely. Lack of H2O can not only leave you feeling a bit cranky or moody, it could potentially also lead to some whopping headaches. Getting too dried out is something that can truly affect you, HEAD to toe!
My Breath Stinks
So, this should come as no surprise to most people. When your mouth is dried out, you stink! Well, not you, your breath. Very commonly understood is that when you are producing less saliva, you are creating more bacteria, you are indeed "drying out," and your breath starts to rather stink to high heaven. Why so stinky? Not enough water consumption is usually at the top of the list. Drink up, stink less!
Who knew? If you're unusually hungry when feeling weak or tired, it's because your body is not caring where it gets its water from, and in this case, it it can try to get it from food. Cravings? Hungry? Big appetite? You actually may be under-hydrated. It's way more difficult to get water from food instead of from a nice, full glass of water. Not to mention, food with high salt intake can actually make you thirsty. Grab a glass!
Can't Think Straight
Things a little unclear? Feeling a bit fuzzy and indecisive? That foggy feeling that may have you thinking you need a sugar or caffeine boost, may just be a sign for hydration. Staying hydrated can help to keep you staying sharp. Sugar adds calories, which can add up to weight gain. Caffeine will pull even more moisture out of your body. 8 glasses of water a day keeps your head on straight!
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Have A Glass Of Water And Call Me In The Morning
The most obvious sign of potential chronic dehydration is the color of your urine. So, give it a look-see! You'll want to see clear or nearly clear results, indicating that proper amounts of water are being consumed. The most important way to become hydrated is to simply drink more water. At least 8 glasses a day. Although, you won't die from neglecting or forgetting to drink the proper amount of water, this can readily bring on symptoms of hunger, bad breath, moodiness, lack of clarity, headaches, etc. If you're drinking water religiously and still not feeling well, do seek medical help.
Don't Let Unnoticed Dehydration Dry Out Your Life
Alarming as it may seem, dehydration is more common that we realize, goes unnoticed, and yes, can be problematic. You know you want to feel your best, and chronic dehydration could be drying out your life in more ways than one. Why suffer with headaches, bad breath, grumpiness, hunger, or feeling fuzzy? Proper hydration is a likely solution to some of the key signs outlined above, and checking to see if your urine is bright yellow or not is just not good enough. You deserve to feel your best!