Drowsiness and Tiredness Because of Water Inadequacy

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According to water experts, lack of water is one of causes of daytime fatigue and exhaustion that can cause short of breath, stomachache, numbness and unreasonable anxiousness.

Drowsiness can be an important sign that our body is lacking of water. Water is needed for digestion process and metabolism.

A study from Tufts University found that mild dehydration (loosing one to two percent of body weight) can impair thinking. Full-blown dehydration on the other hand can cause electrolytes imbalance in body especially in sodium and potassium. These electrolytes aid muscles and heart function.

Lack of these electrolytes will cause electrolyte imbalance which causes cause weakness, drowsiness, disorientation and confusion.

That is why we feel sleepy, tired and hard to focus on work if not getting enough water.

Other symptoms of mild dehydration are:

  • flushed face
  • weakness
  • dry, warm skin
  • extreme thirst, more than normal or unable to drink
  • cramping in the arms and legs
  • dizziness made worse when you are standing
  • headaches
  • dry mouth, dry tongue; with thick saliva.
  • cannot pass urine or reduced amounts, dark, yellow
  • crying with few or no tears
  • feeling unwell

So drink enough water to stay healthy and fresh.

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