I have a hard time remembering to drink water. So much so that I often joke that the only way for me to ensure proper hydration is to have an IV continuously delivering water to my body. Same? If you're not sure how to tell when you're hydrated enough, and sipping H2O is always on your mind, there are some signs you've had enough water and can finally stop stressing about it already. According to the Mayo Clinic, when you start to feel thirsty you're already dehydrated, which is why it's important to sip throughout the day so you don't get thirsty. File this under: easier said than done.
"When you're thirsty, you could already be dehydrated, having lost as much as 1 to 2 percent of your body's water content. And with that kind of water loss, you may start to experience cognitive impairments — like stress, agitation and forgetfulness, to name a few," the Mayo Clinic reported. If you have a hard time remembering to hydrate, there's an app called Pee & See that reminds you to drink water when you haven't you peed for awhile, which could point to dehydration. Don't want your phone or Apple Watch knowing your bathroom-break schedule? Here are some other ways to tell when you're appropriately hydrated.