Lately I have read a few news articles of people who have died from drinking too much water. The numbers they seem to be taking seem to differ quite drastically and I suppose it all depends on the individuals kidneys. I read about one person who died from drinking 2 gallons of water in a short space of time, and another person who died from just drinking 3 litres in 3 hours. I think its a bit silly that our bodies seem to react this way to such a healthy drink yet give us no warning that this is too much.
I drink alot of water aday as I am sure alot of other people do, I have never felt ill (though I couldn't give you an exact number of how many 500ml bottles I intake a day) nor have I ever had any problems other then just going toilet alot.
So my question is, how easy is it really to drink too much? I mean 3 litres in 3 hours doesn't seem like an awful lot (thats just 6 500ml bottles) but apparently it is and it causes your brain to swell and you eventually collapse and die. So what are your thoughts?