By Daryl Blewett, MSN, RN, CRRN, and Bonnie Tillman, BSN, RN, CRRN
Often, we do not think about water until we feel like we ran a marathon and have an unquenchable thirst. What happens next? We chug a few glasses of water as if it’s the last time we may ever see water again.
There are many excuses we use as to why we do not drink enough water. We have all said them:“I just don’t have enough time.” “I just don’t like the taste of water.” “I’m not thirsty.” “It’s hard drinking the recommended amount of water each day.”
Did you know that when we are thirsty, it is our body telling us it is dehydrated? Waiting for our body to tell us when we are thirsty only increases the chances of having severe