Supporting Water Charities

We don’t tend to think about how easy it is to get fresh, clean water from a tap or a water dispenser. We’re so used to it that we almost take it for granted. But there are people around the world not as lucky as us. They don’t have clean water or have to walk a long way to get it. Luckily, there are charities set up that aim to help these people and supply them with a source of clean water.

How do water charities help communities?

Water charities do a number of things to help the communities they support. This may involve working with the local government to establish schemes that will help the community access clean water. It may also involve actively building clean water solutions for the community to access. Charities may also talk and campaign to governments to convince them to invest more in clean water solutions.

How can you help?

Any donation you can give, whether that’s one-off or on a regular basis, helps the charity towards their funding goals. These funds may go toward building a well or sanitation system for a community to use. If you’d like to raise more funds to donate to a charity, you could also organize a fundraiser to collect donations from friends and family.

Another option for many charities is to volunteer for them locally. Some charities, for example, have a local shop that raises money for the charity with every sale made. Places like these are always looking for volunteers.

How to choose the best charities to support

There are so many good charities out there, how do you know which ones to support. Unfortunately, there are also some charities that are less than transparent about where their funds go, so it’s important that you research a charity before donating to it, ensuring that they are trustworthy. Look into what they do and how they distribute their funds. Checking an independent charity reviewer will also help you make your mind up.

Here are a few water charities from the US and globally that help people around the world access clean water:

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How Does Hydration Affect Your Sleeping Patterns?

Hydration is important to so many aspects of our health. Next on the list is the link between hydration and your sleep patterns. Always tired and struggling to sleep at night? It could just be that you’re dehydrated. Read on to find out how the two are linked.

The effects of dehydration during the day

When we don’t drink enough water, we feel tired and sluggish throughout the day. It’s difficult to stay focused at work and you might even find yourself falling asleep at your desk. If you’re in an environment where it’s possible, you might end up going for a nap during the day or falling asleep on your commute home from work. And if you sleep too much during the day, you might find it more difficult to get to sleep at night.

The effects of dehydration at night

If you’re dehydrated when going to bed, there are a number of negative effects that will impact your night’s sleep. Firstly, dehydration reduces natural melatonin production in your body. This hormone helps to regulate our sleep cycle. If you’re underproducing it, then you’ll find it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep through the night.

A couple of other effects of dehydration will give you a disruptive night’s sleep. Your mouth and throat will be dry, leading to coughing and snoring in the night, which could wake you up, or at least leave you with a sore throat in the morning. Dehydration can also cause muscle cramps in the night, the pain of which is likely to wake you up.

A vicious cycle

All the effects listed above can create a vicious cycle of poor sleep habits. You’re kept awake in the night, feel sluggish the next day, take a nap, and then can’t get to sleep again that night. Rinse and repeat.

The best way to break out of this cycle is to drink enough water. Try to drink at least 8 cups of water a day, spread out across the day. Drink a glass of water before bed to stay hydrated through the night, but not so close to bedtime or else you’ll be up in the night needing the bathroom. And swap out sugary drinks for water to boost your hydration.

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