Our body requires an average of 8 glasses of water per day, which is also known as the “8×8” rule. This is needed since our bodies need liquids to function optimally. Here are signs that you’re not drinking enough water:
1. You experience reduced urination. A healthy person urinates 6-7 times a day on average. If you notice that you’re urinating only around 2-3 times every day, then you’re probably not drinking enough water.
2. Dry Skin. Having a dry skin is always connected to not drinking enough water. Your body is not receiving the amount it needs to keep your whole body hydrated.
3. Headaches. Dehydration can result in a secondary headache, caused by not having enough fluid in the body. When the body is dehydrated, the brain can temporarily contract or shrink from fluid loss. This causes the brain to pull away from the skull, causing pain and resulting in a dehydration headache.
4. Dry Mouth and Cracked Lips. Occurs when the salivary glands in your mouth don’t produce enough saliva. Which means you don’t have enough fluid in your body to produce the saliva you need.
5. Color of Urine. The color of your urine should be clear when you are well hydrated. Various changes in urine color is a big sign that you’re suffering from dehydration.