Dehydration is a common problem that affects many people on a daily basis. Most people tend to associate dehydration with working outdoors, playing sport or hot weather, but there are many other everyday activities and circumstances that can lead to dehydration. Here are 6 unexpected causes of dehydration that you may not be aware of.
- Air conditioning: Spending too much time in air-conditioned environments can cause your skin to lose moisture, leading to dehydration. This is also one of the contributors of jet lag. Spending hours on a plane can strip the moisture from you.
- Indoor heating: Just like air conditioning, indoor heating can cause your skin to lose moisture and lead to dehydration.
- Breathing through your mouth: If you are breathing through your mouth, you are not only losing moisture from your skin but also from your mouth, which can lead to dehydration.
- Low humidity: If the air in your home or office has low humidity, it can cause your skin and body to lose moisture and lead to dehydration.
- Lack of sleep: When you don’t get enough sleep, your body’s natural mechanisms that regulate fluid balance can become disrupted, leading to dehydration.
- Stress: When you are stressed, your body releases hormones that can increase urine production and lead to dehydration.
These are great examples of how easy it is to lose water. Every minute of every day we’re losing water making it extremely important to replenish what’s lost with constant sips of water