According to the Mayo Clinic, if you experience any of these symptoms:
- Extreme thirst
- Less frequent urination
- Dark-colored urine
You are probably dehydrated.
I know I don’t always drink enough water and simple as it is, I sometimes find it difficult to incorporate into my lifestyle.
Small but powerful
Ulla arrived in a well-designed box with minimal packaging and it took me all of 5 seconds to put it together and activate it. I was very eager to try it out and see whether it would change my habits.
Before I knew it I was drinking and drinking and drinking some more.
Simple to use
It’s very simple to use, attach it to a glass, bottle, whatever your preferred water vessel (although I’m sure someone somewhere is using it for a drinking game). A motion-sensor inside makes the device flash, one slow flash, every time you take a drink. If you don’t drink for 30 minutes, it will flash with more urgency and will do so for about 10 flashes and then stop and start again until you take a drink.
I was a bit annoyed at first because it seemed to be distracting and took up a lot of my time with bathroom breaks. But after the initial two days, once my body got used to the extra water intake, things became more balanced and the urgency to go to the bathroom waned. I shed a few pounds and never felt parched.
I find it very useful to train yourself to drink enough water daily. I could see this being especially useful for seniors who are often dehydrated. And personally, I think it would make a great travel buddy. I’m sure many people avoid drinking too much water when on the road mostly for fear of not finding a clean toilet in time (make sure to have a few coins tucked away in case you have to pay).
Disclosure: After reading about Ulla, I approached the company and volunteered to test it and write a post about it.
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