Clean water is not only good for you, it also can improve your mood, enhance your ability to get a good night’s sleep, and reduce your stress.
A person’s brain relies on water to function properly. In fact, three-quarters of the brain is made up of water. When you don’t drink enough water daily, it can affect how you react to everyday stimuli. Small things that normally wouldn’t bother you, might drive you crazy, and dehydration can actually make a person’s tendency toward depression worse.
Dehydration reduces the energy production in your brain and can stop it from operating as efficiently as it should. When trying to complete a task, a person who is dehydrated may have a difficult time connecting the dots. Severe dehydration can shut down a person’s mental capabilities entirely and reduce the level of serotonin in their body.
Serotonin is a key chemical in the brain that boosts a person’s mood. It creates feelings of happiness and well-being and allows other cells in the nervous system to communicate with each other. Without enough clean water, your brain cannot produce enough serotonin, leaving people feeling depressed, anxious, irritable, and inadequate. Water can’t solve all of these problems on its own, but drinking enough clean water daily can improve a person’s mood and definitely won’t exacerbate a problem that is already present.
Just like serotonin helps reduce depression, it also can control how well a person sleeps. A well-hydrated person won’t be as sluggish or irritable during the night. According to the Sleep Foundation, a person who is even mildly dehydrated will have more difficulty falling asleep than someone who is well-hydrated. A lack of water can make a person’s mouth and nasal passages dry, which leads to snoring and a dry scratchy throat in the morning. It also can cause nighttime leg cramps that can keep a person awake.
People who struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep should try increasing their fluid intake throughout the day. That doesn’t mean drinking loads of caffeinated beverages such as coffee or soda, although some of that does count toward your daily fluid intake, but clean, crisp water which, unlike caffeine, is a mood enhancer. Guzzling your entire days’ worth of water just before you go to bed is not the answer. That can cause you to get up constantly in the night to go to the bathroom, which impedes your sleep even more.
Reduces stress and anxiety
Not drinking enough clean water can cause higher cortisol levels in your body. Cortisol is often referred to as the stress hormone. When cortisol levels are high, so is your stress and anxiety level. When your stress levels are up, your body reacts as if it is under attack. It will increase a person’s adrenaline, which will in turn increase their heart rate and blood pressure. According to the Mayo Clinic, it isn’t good for a person’s body to feel it is under attack constantly. It makes people react to minor problems as if they are a serious threat. That means that even something as mundane as paying your monthly bills or dealing with a rude person in your office can set off your body’s fight or flight system.
Staying hydrated can combat that response and make a person more even keeled overall.
At Kinetico Water Systems of Southwest Florida, we help our customers get the clean drinking water their body deserves. We specialize in reverse osmosis drinking water systems that will filter out most of the impurities in your water, including debris your water picks up along its path to your home faucet, heavy metals, dissolved solids, chemicals and bacteria. We have systems that work well with city water and well water and that can be tailored to fit your available space.
Our most popular system is the Kinetico K5 Drinking Water Station, which can produce more than 40 gallons of purified water daily. Its multistage filtration system is fully customizable and expandable, depending on your home’s specific needs, and it is covered by a 10-year warranty on parts and a 10-year warranty on the reverse osmosis membrane.
The AquaKinetic is a three-stage filtering system that uses a reverse osmosis membrane and filter cartridges to filter out impurities from the water with which you drink and cook. It comes with a 7-year warranty on all parts.
Contact Kinetico Water Systems of Southwest Florida today to find out how we can help you get the clean drinking water you deserve.