“Winter is coming”, this sentence is from the popular series Game of Thrones.
Yes, winter is coming now, at least for those of us in the northern hemisphere. During this period of time we do not always realize how dehydrated we are. This failure to recognize the lack of hydration is a common mistake since it is cold and therefore dehydration is less noticeable. Also, drinking tea and coffee to warm up is fine, however, they are not water.
As “Winter is coming”, we advocate for drinking a glass of water per hour to improve the wellbeing of the entire body including the brain, the spinal cord, and other tissues. Be sure to check out our website for a growing list of resources that can help you in your mental health journey and chat with other grad students on our Discord server