You are probably tired of hearing that you should drink water all day long and that water is important for your health, aren’t you?
And do you know why water is so important for the good functioning of your body?
The body is made of approximately 80% water, and we can’t last more than three days without it. Water is essential for digestion, nutrient absorption, chemical reactions, transport and metabolism of proteins and carbohydrates, toxin elimination, transport of residues, and appetite control.
Also, our body needs water to regulate body temperature, protect the nervous system, cushion the joints and maintain the skin’s humidity.
Did you know that the lack of water is what causes fatigue throughout the day? Also, even a decrease of 2% of the water in the body can trigger issues like mental confusion and troubles with basic mathematics, besides troubles focusing your eyes on the computer screen or on paper.
You might be thinking: “But if I drink water before going to bed, won’t I need to wake up in the middle of the night to go to the toilet? What’s good in that?”
As the day goes by, the body accumulates some water through direct or indirect ingestion. It is thought that gravity is responsible for concentrating all the liquids in the lower region of the body since we usually spend the whole day sitting or standing up. This buildup may cause some swelling.
Drinking water at night helps because when you drink water and lay on the bed, a series of body processes start. By laying your body horizontally, all the water that was concentrated in the lower parts of your body gets on the same level as your kidneys, which facilitates the work of the organ to filter the impurities.
Also, drinking water before going to sleep helps accelerate metabolism, which starts the whole process faster.
The benefits of drinking water at night are bigger than the small discomfort of having to wake up once or twice to go to the toilet, don’t you think so?
This habit also helps balance hormones, energy levels, muscles, and joints. It will help you relax and wake up feeling rested because of all the nutrients of water working on your body. Water naturally cleans the body, removing all the toxins that were absorbed during the day.
Now that you know why it is important to drink water before sleeping, why don’t you check what else the habit of drinking water can do to your health?
Source(s) / Reference(s):
Effects of Changes in Water Intake on Mood of High and Low Drinkers
Water, hydration, and health