Have you been so thirsty that your mouth feels as dry as a desert? That could be your body telling you it needs more water. Dehydration happens when your body doesn't have enough water to function correctly, and it can be severe if you're not careful.

According to an article from Kaiser Permanente, your body sends warning signals before things get too serious. Here are the top signs you might need to up your water game.

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LOOK: ARE YOU DRINKING ENOUGH WATER? WATCH OUT FOR THESE WARNING SIGNS

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First things first: Pay attention to your urine. You need to drink up if it's more like apple juice than lemonade. Your body is smart; it uses urine to get rid of waste, but when you're dehydrated, it holds onto as much water as possible, making your urine super concentrated.

Next up is dry skin and lips. Have you ever felt like your lips were as cracked as the desert floor or even noticed your skin feeling rough and dry? That's your body's way of saying, "Hey, I need some water!"

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Feeling a bit fuzzy in the head lately? That could be another sign of dehydration. Your brain depends on water to work well, so running low on H2O can affect your concentration as well as your mood. If you're feeling a bit grumpy or having trouble focusing, try sipping on some water.

So, make sure to drink water throughout the day, especially if you're out in the sun or exercising. If you notice any of these warning signs, don't ignore them. Grab a glass of water and give your body the hydration it needs to keep you feeling your best.

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