This article is solely for the people who love their vocals as they love their mom. Either you are a performing artist or just someone who really loves to sing you might want to know the one thing this article focuses on. How much truth does drinking cold water is not good for singers to hold? Is it really banning cold drink or just those commercial refrigeration type of cold drink?
Well, let’s find out.
The Explanation Behind the Myth
First, let’s explain things scientifically. The vocal folds where the sound is generated are actually muscles, therefore it follows that the care and limits this have are just like any other muscle in our body. One of the more scientifically proven things is that muscles cannot work properly when there is tension; if then our vocal folds experience tension, especially when singing, the output is then affected badly. This is where the need for drinking water days before singing is derived, especially for singers, since the hydration calms the muscles subtracting all tension.
But, opposing to this the reaction of our vocal fold to water will always depend on its temperature. When drinking beverages that are too hot, the tendency is for the muscles to be very much relaxed and will also lead to mucous production which leads them to the person losing a grip of his speaking or singing voice. Next, drinking cold water results the muscles to gain tension; the most prominent result to this is losing the positive qualities of your voice, making lukewarm water the best option for those who really want to make sure that their vocal fold stays in good condition thus explaining the truth of this musical aspect.
With all these being said, good quality of voice will not solely depend on what temperature of water you drink, it comes along with proper hydration, good sleep, a healthy body, and lots of singing practice and passion. Always bear in mind to consume the average eight glasses of water daily, keeping in mind to drink in with its lukewarm temperature, and also, as a singer never wait to feel thirsty before drinking as thirst results to dryness of the vocal chord and hoarseness of the voice.