Why You Should Be Drinking Right Before (and Right After) Sleep

Woman taking a glass of water

Half of the human body is made up entirely of water, which circulates key nutrients that our bodies need to function, fights headaches and cancers and flushes out harmful waste. So it should come as no surprise that staying hydrated is extremely important. That means having about eight 8-ounce servings of water regularly. And that doesn’t always necessarily mean having to drink eight glasses of water every day. If you don’t think you can drink the recommended daily intake of water, you can always try eating more fruits and vegetables, which have high densities of water and can help keep you hydrated.

But beyond just staying hydrated during the day, could there be specific benefits to drinking water right before bed? It turns out, that just might be the case.

Here’s Why You Should Have Water Right Before Bed…

Drinking water before bed may not seem ideal, since most people can find that hydrating before going to sleep causes them to wake up in the middle of the night because they need to use the restroom. But sometimes, that isn’t such a bad thing. Water helps cycle through toxins as well as dispels waste. So if you’re someone who wakes up in the middle of the night due to muscle cramps, for example, try drinking just a small glass of water before climbing into bed and that might help you sleep much better through the night. Drinking water before bed also balances your body’s nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, and stabilizes your hormones, muscles, joints, and energy levels.

…and After a Well-Rested Night.

Just like ending your day with a glass of water is beneficial, It is a suggested that one of the first things you should do in the morning is to hydrate, too. A nice, filling cup of water fires up your metabolism and gets your internal organs moving. Also, because you are (hopefully!) sleeping for six to eight hours each night, your body is not receiving any sort of hydration during that time, so you wake up dehydrated. So water first thing in the morning hydrates you and wakes up your body to get through your busy day.

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