When to Stop Drinking Water for a Better Night's Sleep

Better be careful with your water intake at night for a sound sleep. Photo: Freepik

By Brian Abelson

We all know staying hydrated is crucial, but can gulping down water right before bed lead to unwanted bathroom breaks and restless nights?

Read More: 14 Signs You’re Not Drinking Enough Water

The truth is, there's no one-size-fits-all answer. However, there are some smart strategies to balance hydration and sleep. Here's the lowdown on when to ditch the night-time water drinking:

The 2-Hour Rule

This is a popular guideline. By stopping major fluid intake two hours before bedtime, your body has time to process the water and minimize the urge to pee in the middle of the night.

Listen to Your Bladder

We all have different bladder capacities. If you find yourself frequently waking up after a glass of pre-bed water, try cutting yourself off even earlier. Experiment and find your sweet spot.

Night Owl Habits

Night owls face a unique challenge. If you tend to stay up late, consider spacing out your water intake throughout the evening instead of chugging a glass right before bed.

Read More: Why You Should Never Drink Iced Water?

Dehydration Dilemma

Waking up with a parched mouth isn't pleasant either. If you absolutely must have a sip, stick to a small amount and avoid gulping down a whole glass.

Beyond Water

Remember, it's not just water that counts. Caffeinated drinks and alcohol can also act as diuretics, increasing urination. So, avoid that late-night coffee or glass of wine if a restful sleep is your priority.

Know Your Body

Certain medical conditions, like diabetes or kidney problems, can affect how your body processes fluids. If you have any concerns, talk to your doctor for personalized advice.

Bonus Tip: Make sure you're well-hydrated throughout the day. This reduces your dependence on large amounts of water right before bed.

Read More: 17 Simple Tips on How to Sleep Better

Follow these simple techniques to find the perfect balance between staying hydrated and achieving a good night's sleep.

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Health Magazine: When to Stop Drinking Water for a Better Night's Sleep
When to Stop Drinking Water for a Better Night's Sleep
Drinking water at night sounds healthy, but it can disrupt your sleep. So, you better be careful with water intake at night time.
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