How many folks do you know who say they don’t want to drink anything before going to bed because they’ll have to get up during the night !!
Something else I didn’t know … why do people need to urinate so much at night time.
Answer from a Cardiac Doctor:
Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell).
When you lie down and the lower body (legs, etc.) is level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier.
This then ties in with the last statement !
I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.
Correct time to drink water… Very Important.
Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:
2 glasses of water after waking up – helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal – helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure (who knew ???)
1 glass of water before going to bed – avoids stroke or heart attack (good to know!)
In addition water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps.
Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.
“Life is a one time gift.”
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The views and nutritional advice expressed are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician