Water

Stay hydrated

Stay hydrated
It is recommended that you should be drinking around 2 litres of fluid a day, and if you are breastfeeding you are likely to need more, but it’s easy to forget when you are busy and tired. ┬áHere are some ideas that may help:

  • Fill a 2-litre bottle in the morning with your preferred drink, and then refill your glass from that throughout the day. You’ll soon realise how much/little you’re drinking and having the bottle to hand reminds you to drink regularly.
  • Taking a small bottle out with you can also help to make sure that you don’t go too long without a drink.
  • Make sure you drink every time you offer your child a drink, as most parents are great at anticipating their children’s needs but forget their own.

For more information on staying hydrated, including signs of dehydration, visit this NHS page.

 

Time to see a doctor?

If you are experiencing any worrying physical or mental health issues related to sleep deprivation, please seek medical advice.