Our body is made up of over 70% water and the brain contains even more water than that. Knowing these numbers makes it very easy for us to see the importance of having enough water in our diet in order to maintain those numbers. Even a slight deficit is going to cause a lot of different problems for us because of those numbers dipping slightly. If we allow the numbers to dip too much, it can cause major problems for us that can even include death. That is the one reason why many people try to get enough water on a daily basis.
Unfortunately, almost all of us are lacking in water in some way or another. As a matter of fact, chronic dehydration is a problem that we have been dealing with most of our lives, even from childhood. The body has an amazing way of being resilient, even when we abuse it in this way. After a certain amount of time, however, a lot of problems can occur which can include physical problems and even depression. As a matter of fact, chronic dehydration seems to be behind the imbalance that causes depression in many cases.
A way to prove to yourself the importance of water and the effect that it has on our mental faculties is to do this simple test. If you're working and you feel as though you are foggy headed, simply grab a glass of water and drink it down. You will often find that this makes a quick difference in your mental abilities. The same can also be true if you are dealing with severe depression.
The way to overcome severe dehydration, especially if you have been dealing with for years is to go beyond simply drinking enough water. Yes, it is important for you to drink enough water, which comprises of about half of your body weight in ounces of water every day. On top of that, however, you need to take a pinch of sea salt every time you drink a glass of water. This will help you to retain the water long enough for it to rehydrate your body.
Don't overlook the benefits of hydrating your body as being too simplistic. If you do so and continue to hydrate yourself for the long term, you will begin to notice differences in the way that you feel, along with seeing your depression lift to a certain extent.