How to use a water bottle in a dream and be more productive
The coldest bottles of water available in a hotel room are likely to make the wearer feel lethargic, according to a new study.
The study found that when they were put in a laboratory environment, participants were significantly less productive when they used a cold water bottle.
Study researcher, Dr Helen Jones, from the University of Queensland, said the results showed that when we were exposed to cold water, our mental performance suffered.
“It’s really important for us to recognise that this is a psychological issue, it’s a physiological issue,” she said.
In the study, participants had to rate how much time they spent with a glass of cold water and if it was cold enough to be uncomfortable.
After each test, participants rated their mental performance on a seven-point scale from 1 to 7, with 1 indicating they were unable to do anything at all, and 7 indicating they could not do anything.
Participants rated their performance on mental performance scale from 0 to 7.
The research was conducted between February and June of this year, and was funded by the Australian Science and Engineering Research Council.
It involved a number of experiments to see how the bottle affects performance.
Researchers then recorded the participants’ thoughts as they used the cold water.
This included what they said to themselves as they tried to hold the bottle in their hand, and when they moved their hand around the lab.
For example, they could hear themselves saying, “Oh, I’m cold”.
Dr Jones said the findings showed that cold water could affect our mental ability to perform at work.
People have a tendency to think they are getting a bit of a boost when they are using a cold drink, she said, and the researchers found this could actually cause the opposite.
Dr Helen Jones said when you drink cold water in a lab environment, you are more likely to feel lethagued.
If you are having trouble staying awake, for example, then this could lead to an inability to concentrate and work more efficiently.
While the researchers say the results do not prove cold water causes brain damage, it could affect people’s sleep and productivity.
They also found that cold drinks were a more effective way of getting around the task of staying awake than normal drinking water.
“The main benefit of cold drinking is that it does not increase the risk of cognitive impairment,” Dr Jones said.
“People who are physically fit are less likely to suffer from cognitive impairment.”
Dr Jones also said that cold drink users are less susceptible to a number mental health issues.
“There are a number cognitive and behavioural disorders that can be associated with drinking cold water,” she explained.
However, Dr Jones added that if you have a history of drinking cold drinks or drinking alcohol, you should not be taking cold water as a replacement for regular drinking water, unless you are absolutely certain you do not need to drink cold drinks.
“You may need to go to the doctor for that,” she advised.