You likely are not drinking enough water, but you knew that already. What you might not know is that it is affecting your performance at work. The average person will spend around 90,000 hours at work in their lifetime. Only 30% of Americans drink the recommended 10 cups of water daily. Since they are so busy with work, employees often do not identify the signs of dehydration. Signs of dehydration include irritability, rapid heart rate, increased breathing, thirstiness, headaches, burning during urination, dry mouth, and tiredness.
It is incredibly easy to avoid drinking enough water when we focus on getting work done or too busy to grab a glass of water. Many of us turn to tea or coffee to stay alert during the day. Yet this is counteractive due to their diuretic effects – in other words, they increase urination, which can easily lead to dehydration.