Why you should drink water at night

@bhanusb (5709)
India
May 20, 2012 10:07am CST
I have minor cardiac problem. I asked my doctor why do I and others urinate so much at night time. Answer from my doctor : Gravity holds water in the lower part of body when you are upright. When you lie down, the lower body (legs and other things) seeks levels with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. My doctor said : you need a minimum amount of water to help flush the toxins out of your body. Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body :(a)glasses of water after waking up helps activate internal organs, (b) glass of water 30 minutes before a meal helps digestion, (c) glass of water before taking a bath helps lower blood pressure, (d) glass of water before going to bed avoids stroke or heart attack. My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp.
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@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
21 May 12
I know drink water is good for our health but i can drink much water in day time. At night time i just drink maximum is 1 glass only. If i drink much water at night, i can't sleep well, often wake up to go to the toilet...
• Philippines
21 May 12
i agree with you ryanong. Now that it's very hot in our country ( average of 37 degrees ) I drink water more often. My parents as well finds it hard to sleep when they drink water before sleeping because they needed to go to the toilet a lot of times at night. Anyway, for a healthier heart I have a great experience with Cayenne capsules sold in natural health stores like GNC, and they really are very effective in making the heart stronger and even treating a lot of heart problems.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
21 May 12
Hi ryanong and Betterdays, at night two glasses of water is sufficient. You experiencing hot weather. So you need more water. Go the toilet very often is no matter. It is better to avoid medicine. Rely on natural therapy.
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
22 May 12
Oh, go to toilet in daytime is ok but night time, i am frustrated with it and then i can't sleep well. I notice that if i drink much water at night time, i can't sleep more 10 or 30 minutes as usual, i have to go to toilet immediately when awake.
@vandana7 (67521)
• India
20 May 12
Oh those leg cramps.. thanks for that tip. I drink a lot of water..and lose equal amount -..mostly through sweat, so I am a person who sweats excessively. This is the first year after several years that I did not sweat as much. And was I relieved! But cramps..I suffer a lot. :( Cardiac problem..?
@vandana7 (67521)
• India
20 May 12
How old are you? I put you around 35 to 45. :)
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
21 May 12
Thanks you could overcome the problem of excessive sweating. Keep the habit of drinking sufficient water. Don't worry, leg cramps are not cardiac problem. My age is more than that.
• India
20 May 12
Water is very essential to our body and i used to drink a lot of water at all the time. It doesn't matter whether i an not thirsty but still i used to drink them a lot. Water never become excess to our body and if they are in excess they will be excrected.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
20 May 12
Yes water is very essential to our health and body. We should drink water as much as possible.
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
21 May 12
Oh, i drink a lots pure water in daytime only. At night time, i don't drink much...i really don't want to wake up many times for going to the toilet.
@wongchoiyee (7400)
• Malaysia
20 May 12
I drink 10-12 glass of water a day, its good for health.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
20 May 12
Yes you are in right direction.
• Philippines
21 May 12
I didn't realize that drinking water at certain times could help in different types of situations. But after reading all your doctor's explanations, i can only say it speaks a lot of sense. Anyway wongchoiyee's 10-12 glasses of water a day is a good way to start.
• India
22 May 12
Hello friend, Yes I drink water at night. I drink one glass of water before my sleeping. It is good for my health. Have a nice day.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
22 May 12
Hello sourabh, nice to hear that you drink water at night. Drink sufficient water a day. It will make you sound and healthy.
@kiran8 (15382)
• Mangalore, India
21 May 12
Hi bhanu, very useful information....water is very essential for us since it helps flush out toxins and keep our system fit .One should drink at least 2 liters of water every day , may be more during summer..
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
21 May 12
Hi kiran, in winter also we need to drink sufficient water. Because in winter our body becomes dry.
• Indonesia
21 May 12
I always take my water before bed and I did it without knowing the use of it, simply because I just feel thirsty when I'm sleepy. Even if it makes me wake in the middle of the night to reach the closet, it's better for me than having dry throat. Good to know the fact. Thanks for sharing .
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
21 May 12
Unconsciously you are going in the right way. It is very fine. Have nice day.
@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
21 May 12
Nice sharing.. Thanks for your info. Only (c) that I have not done. For (b) not enough glass and not 30 minutes earlier. lol I think, I still do not consume enough water, because I still have cramps.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
21 May 12
Follow the tips and consume sufficient water. Hope you will get rid from all health problems. Thanks.
@tatsumaki (189)
• Indonesia
21 May 12
Ow it's that right? I usually drink 6-8 glass of water everyday and a glass of water before bed...
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
21 May 12
Keep this habit. Thanks.
21 May 12
i always drink lots of water that makes me keeps on urinating. But I'm not really sure if it is also one of the causes why i don't have sense of smell and hard to breath sometimes. I'm also scared going to the doctor for check-ups.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
21 May 12
urinating is not a matter. it is important that you have no bad smell and you are sound. you need not to go to any doctor.
• Philippines
20 May 12
Hello bhanusb, I am sorry to hear about the minor cardiac problem, and I am happy that you are now seem okay. Thank you for this information. I, myself is an avid water drinker. I drink 12 to 18 glasses a day especially now that it is summer time here in our country. However, I am not really aware of its corresponding advantages and your post shed light to me. This is very helpful. Have a great day to you bhanusb
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
21 May 12
Hello lady, thanks for the sympathy about my problem. I visited my doctor today. He told, my tests report is fine. However I'm glad that you drink sufficient water.I hope you will remain out of diseases. Have a great day.
• United States
20 May 12
Well all of these definately make sense! That is very interesting about the glass of water before bed though because I think you would run into more of a problem of having to get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
21 May 12
Go to the bathroom in the middle of the night matters little. But the breaking of a sweet dream is painful. I'm sorry.
@petersum (4525)
• United States
20 May 12
I'm all for drinking a lot of water regularly each day however your doctor's idea about gravity just made me laugh. That isn't true! Unless of course you have a very serious medical condition and you look like a jelly! But if it helps to convince patients to drink more water, I guess the doctor can be forgiven for that little lie!
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
20 May 12
I can't debate with my doctor. But water is essential for our body and you admit there.
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
20 May 12
I am going to start doing this. I already go to the bathroom, many times, during the night but, OH, what the heck. What is one more trip?!
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
20 May 12
Hi nanajanet, you are there after long time. I'm so glad. Yes drink water more and more. No matter you are going to bathroom again and again. Flushing the toxins out of your body. Remain fit and sound.