January 25th, 2023 | Diet
Hydration is Always Important
Each cell that makes up the human organism requires water to be able to live and complete its functions. Therefore, maintaining an adequate level of water is extremely important for each function. By staying hydrated, we help our body regulate blood pressure, facilitate digestion, accelerate metabolism and get quality rest.
Even though drinking enough water can benefit you, it can sometimes cause you to pay more frequent visits to the bathroom, especially if you over hydrate, disturbing your sleep. This is how you can stay hydrated without needing to wake up at night to use the restroom constantly.
Drink water throughout the day
Suppose you properly distribute the amount of liquid to fit the recommended water intake during the day. In that case, your body will have the time to satisfy every cell and excrete it before bedtime. Start your day with a glass of water to power up your metabolism. Try adding a squeeze of lemon or an immune-boosting supplement for extra energy. It is important to consume water regularly, especially with meals, which will aid digestion and help the body absorb nutrients better.
Stop or limit your nightly intake of alcohol, caffeine, or soft drinks
Alcohol consumption causes our body to urinate more frequently, which can lead to dehydration. Therefore, it is important to limit alcohol consumption, especially at night, to avoid urges to visit the bathroom often.
It is essential to note that caffeinated beverages have diuretic properties and can cause our bodies to produce urine more quickly. Caffeine consumption, other than having an impact on your sleep quality, is also counterproductive when trying to keep your body hydrated.
Soft drinks are yet another beverage you need to avoid consuming before bed. They are full of sugar which can negatively affect your sleep quality since it will elevate your need to drink more fluids. Remember this before you reach for a can of Coke after 9 p.m. next time.
Cut down on bedtime fluids
Dehydration is definitely something we want to avoid. However, sometimes consuming too much water can also be harmful. It negatively affects our overall health, particularly the quality of our sleep. Particularly if you increase your hydration right before bed, you will experience the urgent need to get up more frequently during the night.
Here is a small trick you can use: if you are thirsty before going to bed, drink a couple of small sips instead of finishing a whole cup of water. That should keep you hydrated enough and allow you to sleep without any disturbances.
Empty your bladder before you go to bed
This is very important and is perhaps the best way to avoid interrupting your sweet dreams. Make this a habit you’ll grow on, so you won’t feel the need to urinate during the night.
Keeping your body hydrated should always be your first and utmost priority. Throw some ice in your glass or mix it up with pieces of fresh lemon, cucumbers, or herbs. Just don’t forget to empty your bladder on time before you head on to take your beauty sleep.
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