Read Our Reviews         
contact us today! 208-745-9406

Back to blog

Why Is It Harder to Stay Hydrated in Winter?


The scene is an all too familiar one—you wake up in the dead of a cold, winter night to your throat and mouth feeling as dry and dusty as the Sahara desert. The dry burn doesn’t stop until you’ve guzzled an entire glass of water, but even then, you’re barely satiated. How did you get so thirsty?

As it turns out, there are a few physiological reasons for your thirst.

Why Cold Weather Makes You Thirsty

There are a few reasons that cold weather can make you feel less thirsty: on one side, you have the biological responses your body naturally goes through to combat cold weather. On the other side lies an increase in the amount of dehydrating drinks that typically accompany cold weather.

Reduced Blood Flow

Cold weather prompts many biological responses in your body. Have you ever noticed that your hands and feet are much colder than the rest of your body during winter? This happens because your blood vessels constrict in cold weather to keep most of your blood in your core and prevent blood flow to your hands and feet. A side effect of this natural response is that your body thinks it’s adequately hydrated.

Greater Respiratory Fluid Loss

Remember standing in the snow waiting for the bus to drag you off to school? If you were anything like other kids, you probably exhaled with vigor just to see your breath in the cold winter air. You’re able to see your breath in this way because you’re losing water with each exhale. This vapor forms in cooler weather, meaning the colder it is, the more water you lose in each breath.

More Caffeine = Less Hydration

Warm weather makes us thirsty for an ice-cold drink, but in winter, we’re typically craving warmth. Caffeine is naturally dehydrating, and with so many people turning to warm drinks to combat the cold winter months, dehydration increases. Whether you’re partaking in the coveted pumpkin spice latte or something as simple as hot chocolate, if there’s caffeine in your cup, you’re losing water.

Interested in installing a high-quality water filtration solution from Crusader? Call Advanced Home Services at 208-745-9406 to schedule a consultation and a water quality test today!


Request service


  • By submitting, you authorize Advanced Home Services to reach you via call, email, or text messages with offers and other information about your project’s needs. Message/data rates apply. Consent is not a condition of purchase.

maintenance program
Priority Service
High Performance
10% Discounts
No Emergency
Service Fees
What Our
Customers Are Saying

Noah was fantastic!!! He was very knowledgeable, courteous, and friendly. He kept us in the loop with diagnosing problems and the charges that would come along with it. He was incredible giving us options to best help us in our circumstances. We would highly recommend!


Amazing service! Everyone I worked with was knowledgeable and professional. Advanced home service always has our best interest in mind. We will continue to use their services for all of our home needs. Thank you all from the diagnosis team, salesman and installation crew. You guys are the best!


I have never encounter someone like Shawn H. He was here for hours at a very low price. Not only was he thorough he was so kind and very considerate. He did an amazing job keeping me informed and I would hire him again if needed... Shawn you are wonderfully amazing. Thank you so much for your time!


Called Advanced Home Services to schedule a routine furnace cleaning. Stewart did a great job and even tagged all our gas and water line so we would know which lines to shut off in case of an emergency. He was very friendly and helpful. I will be calling these guys for any future plumbing and heating issues that may pop up.


When Robert C came for a routine check found a leak under my kitchen sink. He discovered the main source of the problem and had the time to fix it right away before it became worse. He did a fantastic job and went above and beyond what was required. He was very friendly and so helpful and did a fantastic job.

proudly serving
southeast idaho
Rigby | Blackfoot |
Idaho Falls | Pocatello |
Rexburg | Shelley
& The Surrounding Cities