Sometimes, you will wake up in the morning feeling lazy and disappointed, instead of feeling refreshed and rested. Some people attribute this to bad dreams and a range of other absurd misconceptions. The truth is, you are one of those people who suffer from mild insomnia.
Quite often, you blame your inability to get quality sleep on watching late night TV, playing video games up to 2 am, work and family-related stress, or the next-door neighbor who couldn’t stop quarreling with his wife all night long. What you don’t know is that not drinking water, and drinking water at the wrong time during the day can deny you the honor of having a good night’s sleep.
The National Sleep Foundation asserts that the level of hydration can impact the quality of sleep. Additionally, even mild dehydration could disrupt your sleep and can cause hoarseness and snoring in the morning. This is one of the major reasons why you should take a lot of water, and encourage your partner (if you have one) to follow suit!
To live a healthy life, you need to get enough sleep every day. Thanks to the things you go through, achieving this might prove to be a vicious cycle. Thankfully, experts have identified a hydration schedule, which will ensure you drink enough water during the day and fall asleep like a baby when night falls. Read on!
Wait for at least two hours after you wake up to take your coffee
When you wake up, the first thing you do is walk to your coffee maker, squeeze your favorite brew, and have your breakfast. Well, this could look fine to you, but it is against experts recommendations.
Coffee is a known diuretic, which means that it fills your bladder fast. When you wake up, you are already dehydrated because you have stayed for about 8 hours without taking water. Therefore, taking coffee after you wake up may work against you as far as hydration is concerned.
If you do your workouts in the morning, it is recommended that you take water instead of coffee as soon as wake up. Then, you can rest for at least two hours before you feed your body with caffeine. This will keep you refreshed throughout the day, and when complemented with other elements of the hydration schedule, it will certainly increase your quality of sleep.
Drink water with all your meals
When you read the wrong blogs and websites (which are in high supply these days), you will refute this statement as soon as you read it. This is because there are individuals who purport to be “health experts” who feed their readers with the belief that drinking water with your meals may dilute your stomach acids, making it difficult for your body to absorb nutrients. Treat this as a myth!
Drinking water with your meals helps the stomach absorb nutrients and liquefy food; thus speeding up the digestion process. Also, it keeps the digestive system lubricated; therefore preventing constipation. This will give you comfort, and when the time comes for you to retire to bed, you can rest assured that you will sleep like a baby!
Eat foods with high water content
If you can’t have enough water for some reason, and you have embraced healthy living; thus you are avoiding carbonated drinks and fruit-flavored juices, eating foods with high water content is all you need to keep you hydrated and get enough sleep when the time comes.