No matter how much coffee, tea or other beverages you consume, if you find yourself with chronic low grade headaches and feelings of malaise, try drinking 20 oz of warm water and see if the symptoms clear.
I was amazed how well this worked for me.
Walking extensively in New York City's cold, dry winter weather makes me so thirsty, I fill up my 20 oz. water bottle several times a day.
Heading south to Washington DC for a more sedentary project allowed me to enjoy more of my favorite green tea.
I wasn't filling up my water bottle and the headaches appeared. I was drinking plenty of fluids, aspirin and antihistamines didn't help the headaches.
I had forgotten low grade headaches are a symptom of dehydration. How could this happen?
How H2O Helps Headaches
Coffee, tea, caffeinated and sugary drinks are dehydrating. You may have lots of liquids running through you, but your body is not being adequately hydrated.
If you have a dry mouth, thirsty feelings after drinking coffee or tea, this is what is happening. You have lots of liquids running through you but you are not being well hydrated. The dehydrating fluids you are drinking mask thirst sensations which cue you to drink water.
If drinking a large glass of plain water helps the headache, this is the problem. It's a really easy, simple solution.
We may think our body and brain has plenty of water because we're consuming so much fluid, but drinking dehydrating fluids leave us drier than plain water.
We all hear it, how many of us actually do it? Drink eight 8 oz. glasses of water each day? In addition to all the other fluids we consume?
Get a 20 oz. stainless steel water
bottle, resolve to drink a bottle of water twice a day in addition to
the other fluids you currently enjoy. You may be amazed how much better you feel.
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