Hydration May be the Recipe for Happiness, Says Survey of 2,000 Americans

Does being properly hydrated have a transcendent effect on our lives? According to a new poll, hydration may be the recipe for happiness.

The new survey of 2,000 Americans split respondents by how many glasses of water they drink in a day and found that those who keep up with their H20 intake tend to be more optimistic, energetic, and successful.

Those who drink six or more glasses of water per day are the most likely to strongly agree that they are “very happy” (41%).

Compare that to those who self-report drinking less than one glass per day: only 12% strongly agree with that same statement.

The poll, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Bosch home appliances, explored the role hydration plays in our lives and the benefits for potentially feeling happier.

Forty percent of those who drink six or more glasses of water per day strongly agree that they’re an optimistic person, compared to just 10% of those who drink less than one glass of water a day.

Refreshments could also be the key to waking up feeling refreshed. The study found that those who drink six or more glasses woke up feeling exhausted the least amount of times per week (2.59) compared to those who drink less than one glass of water a day (3.14).

Respondents who drink six or more glasses are also most likely to describe themselves as successful and the least likely to be late to work.

So how does access to ice factor into this phenomenon? Well, room temperature tap water may not be the most refreshing choice of drink to the average person and the results confirmed this to be true, suggesting that not having beverages at our preferred temperature impacts how much we drink, and therefore, our overall energy, happiness, and optimism.