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A Complete Guide to Drinking Water on Ex

It can be dangerous to drink too much water on ex. The water can flood your system and cause an imbalance in your electrolyte levels, which can then lead to what is known as “water intoxication” and sometimes even death. In moderation, however, you should be able to open your throat and flush water without risking more than a little gas. Take care!

Drink quickly and efficiently

Make sure the water is at a comfortable drinking temperature.

Water that is too cold makes your throat contract and you cannot drink as fast as you would like. Hot water burns your throat and hurts – and it can even cause permanent damage.

Drink from a container with a large opening.

If you want to drink faster, your drinking vessel should have the largest possible opening: a glass, a jug or a lidded glass. Most water bottles have a narrow neck that allows the water to flow very slowly. Technically, you could drink fastest from the vessel with an opening equal to the size of your mouth. But keep in mind that your throat might be overwhelmed with such an amount of water. If you’re using a plastic water bottle, you can squeeze it while you drink. This way, more water is pressed out of the bottle faster than would normally flow out. Again, remember that faster is not healthier.

Don’t drink too fast.

If you flood your body, you are doing yourself no good. You could choke, get gas, and possibly get water intoxication. If the water source doesn’t control the flow rate of the water you pour down your throat, you must do so. Don’t just turn the container upside down; let the water flow at a pace you can handle.

Open your throat

Tilt your head back at a 45-degree angle.

Your neck should be almost vertical. Tilt your head back far enough for the water to flow into your stomach by gravity alone. So you don’t have to move a single muscle to drink the water actively. It just runs into you and you should be able to drink particularly quickly. Keep your head back until you’ve finished drinking. If you move while the water is still flowing through, muscle contractions could slow the water flow and cause choking. Never drink while lying down. In a horizontal position, water is much more likely to flow into your windpipe and cause choking.

Relax your throat muscles and pour the water in.

If you feel your throat tightening, try to calm down. Do not make swallowing movements as this will slow down the process. Pour the water out evenly to prevent the water from stagnating. Be careful! It’s easy for the water to end up in your windpipe, leading to severe coughing and choking.

Make sure you can breathe.

When drinking from a bottle, leave a small gap between your upper lip and the top of the neck of the bottle. This allows air to flow past the mouth into the bottle. If you have another source of air beside the inside of the bottle, you don’t have to put the bottle down to get a breath.

Don’t overdo it

Be aware of the risks of hyponatremia, or “water intoxication.”

Gurgling down too much water at once can lead to an electrolyte imbalance: your kidneys can’t handle a large amount of water and your blood becomes diluted with water. This can cause your brain cells to swell, allowing your brain to dangerously expand and press against your skull. In the worst case, rapid and severe swelling of cells leads to seizures, respiratory arrest, coma, brain prolapse or even death. It is believed that the risk of hyponatremia increases rapidly after drinking more than 1.5 liters of water per hour for several hours.

Don’t drink water when you’re doing endurance sports.

The risk of hyponatremia is particularly high if you engage in extreme exertion over a long period – especially if it is still hot. You lose sodium (an electrolyte) through sweating. Then, when you drink too much water to rehydrate yourself during endurance sports like a marathon or triathlon, you dilute blood sodium levels even more.

Don’t drink so much that you choke or throw up.

If you drink too much liquid at once, you can choke on it because water sloshes into your airways. If you flood your stomach with more water than it can handle, you may eventually burst out. Make sure there is no ice in the water. Theoretically, you could suffocate on an ice cube.

Instead, you might prefer to drink the water in small sips.

If you want to drink lots of water quickly for your health and rehydration, you should be aware that faster is not better in this case. On the contrary, drinking too quickly can negate the positive effects of water. If it is a competition, please consider the risks and think carefully before using the bottle. Is such a silly game worth risking your health for?

Final Words

Never drink while lying down. You could choke and suffocate. If the water goes into your lungs, you can be seriously injured or even die. Don’t overdo it. If you hold your breath for too long, you could suddenly gasp and the water could go down your windpipe and into your lungs. That’s how people die when they drown. Don’t drink more than 1 percent of your body weight at a time. You could get very sick from it because your stomach can’t handle that much water at once. If you weigh 70 kilos, one percent of that is 700 ml. Beware of a . Never drink water on ex in a race.

About the Author


Fernando James

James has offered expert financial insight at CouponAnnie since 2020. As a freelance writer, he has been published in a variety of prominent publications. He's been featured on the Washington Post and Financial Planning Magazine, and has been quoted by Money Magazine, Retailmenot, and more.