Does the title rhyme? I think it just might. We’re off to a great start then!

Of course, it isn’t necessary to harness lightning and channel electricity to create brainwaves or make us feel more alive. There is, in fact, a far simpler, less complicated and indeed, more pleasant method to achieve this.

Our brains depend on proper hydration to function optimally. Brain cells require a delicate balance between water and various elements to operate and when you lose too much water, that balance is disrupted. Your brain cells lose efficiency.*

Years of research have found that when we’re parched, we have more difficulty keeping our attention focused. Dehydration can impair short-term memory function and the recall of long-term memory. The ability to perform mental arithmetic, like calculating whether you’ll be late for work if you hit snooze for another 15 minutes, is compromised when your fluids are low.*

Over the course of a typical twenty-four hour period, the longest spell most of us go without fluid intake is the six to eight hours we spend sleeping. Sleeping is hardly the kind of activity that you sweat over, but that doesn’t mean you’re not losing water during the night. With every somnolent breath, you expel moisture, and the cumulative effect of a night’s sleep is to dry out.*

Ideally, it’s best to drink water soon after waking up. Alternatively, the next best option is to make frequent visits to the water cooler at work.

Drinking water from an AquAid water dispenser does more than just enliven you. It literally creates the implementation of sustainable water supply projects for millions of people who don’t have access to any water. So, not only will you feel like quite the bright spark each time you replenish your water from your water cooler, but also you’ll retain the knowledge that maintaining your hydration is helping others. No Dr. Frankenstein tactics required!

*source: article by Joshua Gowin Ph.D. at Psychology Today