I’m not even kidding.
It started in high school. I started drinking a lot of water because it was so “good for me”. And, I started to notice getting thirstier and thirstier. At first I thought I was a superior being, compared to my mother who “never drank water”.
But then I started to get a little nervous… It was supposed to be a sign of diabetes, right? Excessive thirst? And I was noticing that my thirst didn’t seem to make sense, why would I be so thirsty right after I had a lot to drink? ….Uh oh.
In the recent few years, it was seriously affecting my sleep. I couldn’t fall asleep without at least two huge glasses of water by my bed, and I’d be almost asleep and then NEED to have a sip because of dry-mouth. I would lie there, drifting off, and then dry-mouth would rouse me up to sip more. Then I’d get up to pee before I had even fallen asleep, then start the crazy cycle all over again.
I mean… it was nuts. And I was worried. I knew it was whacked.
And the peeing! Ohhhhh, the incessant peeing.
And drinking alcohol! Forget it. I would have 2 drinks and have the worst headache the next day. And I would have friends who would drink all night and wake up and be fine. “You just need to hydrate- I drink a glass of water before bed”, They’d say.
Ughhhh I had about 10 glasses of water last night before I went to bed……. I guess I’m just super sensitive to food and alcohol.
Three months ago, the angel of “Don’tDrinkSoMuchWater” came to visit me in the form of an blog post on a site I love. And also, the reason why pretty much everyone who reads my own site is here in the first place: 180 Degree Health. The topic being How Much Water Should YOU Drink?
Go there and read facts if you want some explanation better than: You are actually flushing much needed electrolytes when you over-drink water. It starts a vicious cycle of thirst, even though the water you are craving is just flushing them more, and dehydrating you further. It takes about a week to bust through the dry-mouth. Sip on electrolyte filled drinks, with a bit of sugar and a bit of salt.
Well, it truly was a week of hell. I have rarely been so uncomfortable for an entire week. But now I am happy to say, I need way less water. I drink to thirst. I can fall asleep with just a couple weird awkward sips of water lying down- don’t pee till morning. (What! What!)
And the cure is FREE! Just a bit uncomfortable.
Anyone else addicted to water? Flushing out their electrolytes in the pursuit of hydration and beauty and perfect water-logged-health?