Can Drinking More Water Make You Happier?

That's what a new study found!

October 3, 2019
Happy young woman showing drinking glass with water at home

Is drinking water the secret to feeling happy? According to new research, yes. 

We know that drinking plenty of water is good for our overall health. It helps with so many different things like your hair, skin, and your body's overall function.

A new study of 2,000 Americans – split between how much water they said they consume on an average basis – found that you’re three times more likely to feel “very happy” if you feel you drink enough water.

The results showed that 67 percent of respondents who drank “more than enough” water evaluated themselves as “very happy,” whereas only 21 percent of those who said they “didn’t drink enough water” said they’re “very happy.”

The statistic emerged in a new study, which was conducted by OnePoll on behalf of O. Vine. It also revealed that the average American drinks almost five glasses of water per day, with the average respondent saying the “recommended amount” of water per day is only five eight-ounce glasses (most experts believe you should drink eight).

Once again, those who drank more glasses of water per day were more likely to evaluate themselves as “very happy.”

The “10+ glasses a day drinkers” were statistically the most likely to be “very happy,” with 80 percent saying so, and 18 percent opting for “somewhat happy.”

But interestingly, the results showed a steady increase in "very happy" respondents as the number of glasses of water consumed went up. 

And the most likely group to rate themselves as “not very happy”? Those who drank zero glasses of water per day, with 24 percent responding this way.

Not only that, but those who drank 10+ glasses per day were also most likely to rate themselves as “very energetic” (82 percent), and also most likely to rate themselves as “very successful” (67 percent).

For example, of those who drank two glasses a day, only 34 percent were able to call themselves “very happy,” and of those who drank four glasses, 45 percent were "very happy."