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Can Being Thirsty Make You Cranky? -- HER Daily Dose

By Bailey Mosier
 
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In this edition of EmpowHER's, "HER Daily Dose", Bailey Mosier examines a study that may link a person's mood to their level of dehydration.

Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier and this is your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose.

We’ve heard of people who get cranky when they’re hungry but recent research tells us the same can happen if you’re thirsty too.

Researchers from the University of Connecticut found that even mild dehydration can alter a person's mood, energy level, and ability to think clearly. The team studied 50 men and women in their 20s over 28 days and found women were more susceptible to the adverse effects of dehydration.

Our thirst sensation doesn't really appear until we are 1 or 2 percent dehydrated, but by then dehydration is already impacting how our mind and body perform. Researchers aren’t exactly sure why dehydration affects our mood but experts recommend we drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day and to not wait until we’re thirsty to drink water.

That wraps up your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose. Join me here at EmpowHER.com every weekday for your next dose of women’s health.

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