You have a greater chance of being ‘very happy’ if you drink this much water a day

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A new study conducted by OnePoll on behalf of O. Vine explored the correlation between water and happiness. (Photo by André Noboa on Unsplash)

Is drinking water the secret to feeling happy? According to new research, yes.

A new study of 2,000 Americans — split between how much water they said they consume on an average basis — found that you’re three times more likely to feel “very happy” if you feel you drink enough water.

The results showed that 67 percent of respondents who drank “more than enough” water evaluated themselves as “very happy,” whereas only 21 percent of those who said they “didn’t drink enough water” said they’re “very happy.”

The statistic emerged in a new study, which was conducted by OnePoll on behalf of O. Vine. It also revealed that the average American drinks almost five glasses of water per day, with the average respondent saying the “recommended amount” of water per day is only five eight-ounce glasses (most experts believe you should drink eight).

Once again, those who drank more glasses of water per day were more likely to evaluate themselves as “very happy.”

The “10+ glasses a day drinkers” were statistically the most likely to be “very happy,” with 80 percent saying so, and 18 percent opting for “somewhat happy.”

But interestingly, the results showed a steady increase in “very happy” respondents as the number of glasses of water consumed went up.

For example, of those who drank two glasses a day, only 34 percent were able to call themselves “very happy,” and of those who drank four glasses, 45 percent were “very happy.”

And the most likely group to rate themselves as “not very happy”? Those who drank zero glasses of water per day, with 24 percent responding this way.

Not only that, but those who drank 10+ glasses per day were also most likely to rate themselves as “very energetic” (82 percent), and also most likely to rate themselves as “very successful” (67 percent).

“With the demands of everyday life, living a healthy lifestyle can sometimes be a challenge, said CEO Anat Levi of O.Vine. “Staying hydrated is a big part of that.”

But staying properly hydrated can be a challenge for some, it turns out. According to the stats, three in four Americans say they are too busy to drink the proper amount of water.

But even though they may lack the time, they are not in denial about its benefits.

For example, 73 percent of those surveyed say they are noticeably happier when they feel they’ve drunk ‘enough’ water, and over half (54 percent) feel less productive at work if not properly hydrated.

It also could be helping how others perceive you, too, as 75 percent believe drinking the proper amount of water is a sign of maturity. Non-alcoholic beverages are also top of mind with the sober curious movement — and when out at a bar, 36 percent say they often choose water over alcohol.

“Drinking water is critical for our health, but it doesn’t have to be a mundane routine,” said Levi. “It’s one of the reasons I’m excited to introduce alcohol-free O.Vine Wine Essence Water, a uniquely refreshing wine grape-infused water born of a commitment to sustainability and wellbeing in an entirely new way.”


  1. I don’t feel thirsty that often 44%
  2. I prefer to drink other beverages 42%
  3. No time to get water 34%
  4. I forget to 33%
  5. I don’t like paying for bottled water 25%
  6. I don’t trust water from the tap 22%
  7. I don’t like the taste of water 19%

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