How Hydration Affects Your Sleep

You know drinking an ample amount of water everyday is important to keep the body functioning at an optimal level. But did you know that apart from aiding digestion, alleviating constipation, flushing out toxins from the body, and regulating body temperature, proper hydration can also help you sleep better at night?

Water comprises 85 percent of your brain, meaning it’s essential to maintain brain function. In addition, the most active time for the brain is when you’re sleeping. It is during this time that the body processes your memories as well as your worries and stress. It is also the time when the brain recuperates and regenerates its cells. If you are dehydrated, then the brain will have a tough time doing what it should be doing.

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Physicians believe that dehydration can have adverse neurological effects which can end up disrupting cognitive function. It is therefore important to consume the right amount of water daily.

If you are concerned about getting up too often in the middle of the night, don’t worry. While this may be a problem at first, your body will eventually get used to being properly hydrated so you won’t find yourself up at night quite quickly.

Plus if you get your timing right, in terms of water consumption, then you will find that you have consumed the ideal amount of water in a day before bedtime.

So how do you know if you’re keeping your body hydrated throughout the day? Your body actually sends out signals to let you know. This includes darker coloured urine, chapped lips, feeling of hunger despite having eaten recently, feeling fatigued, and having headaches.

If you want to have better sleep at night, be sure to keep your body hydrated especially with Beloka Water!