Not drinking enough water throughout our day can cause some negative effects to our mind and our body. Headaches often happen when we are dehydrated because of the change of blood volume in our body from not getting enough water. Not drinking enough water can also lead to constipation as it can dry out the stool which makes it more difficult to pass through. Finally, fatigue can be caused by dehydration as not getting enough water intake can make you feel tired.
- When there’s not enough water running through the digestive system, it can show signs of struggle, which typically manifest as constipation.
- So if you’re feeling the slump, having a glass of water might be a better first step than sipping a caffeinated drink, which could further dehydrate you.
- Dehydration can also make you feel hungry before you even register that you’re thirsty, say Feller and Hunnes.
“And when our bodies are low on water, there are consequences; some are obvious and just mildly annoying, but others can be crippling.”