If you are always thirsty when you wake up in the morning it could be one of these 9 things you do at night

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Why do you wake up very thirsty in the morning? The causes of dehydration should be sought the night before

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Do you always wake up very thirsty in the morning and don't understand why? It is normal to feel a strong urge to drink water as soon as you wake up. Our body, after many hours spent sleeping, needs to hydrate itself. However, an increased need for water in the morning can be due to a number of things we do during the night, sometimes without even realizing it.

Let's find out what it is.


Not drinking enough during the day

We know how important proper hydration is to keep our body healthy and fit. About 2l of water should be drunk every day. If at the time of going to bed you are not sufficiently hydrated, it can happen that upon waking up you will feel a great thirst, together with a feeling of dryness in the mouth and throat. It is necessary to remember to drink enough throughout the day.

Drink alcohol in the evening

Drinking alcohol in the evening is a fairly common habit, but it has some disadvantages. Alcohol prevents our body from releasing the antidiuretic hormone, which leads to more water loss than usual, which is why you will feel the need to urinate often during the night. As a result, you may feel highly dehydrated in the morning, with widespread sensations of dryness (lips, mouth, throat). To avoid this possibility, first of all it is good not to exceed alcohol consumption and also remember to drink at least one glass of water between one alcoholic drink and another.

Room too hot or blankets too heavy

When you sleep it is good to prefer cool environments and rather light blankets. Sleeping in an excessively hot room, wrapped in blankets that are too heavy, increases sweating which results in the loss of fluids and electrolytes, thus causing dehydration. (Also read: Why you should never go to sleep with socks on, even if it's cold)

Salty snack before bed

Having a small snack before bed is common practice and is often recommended. However, excessively salty foods should be avoided, as the sodium contained within them is programmed to extract water from cells and increase urine production; this increases the chance of having to get up during the night to pee and at the same time makes you feel dehydrated in the morning. Instead, it is good to consume moisturizing foods, such as fruit, before going to bed.

Breathe through your mouth at night

If you wake up dehydrated in the morning it could be due to improper breathing. In fact, during the night we usually lose fluids and electrolytes, but this condition can worsen if you breathe with the mouth rather than with the nose. Oral breathing causes you to lose more fluids and causes that annoying feeling of dryness in the morning. This problem may be due to poor sleep quality. If you notice that the problem persists, you should consult a doctor.

Take dehydrating medications before bed

There are many drugs that lead to the loss of fluids and consequently dehydration. To avoid this unpleasant situation, it is good to plan better the drugs to be taken, preferably inserting them all during the day, away from the hours close to night rest.

Stress and anxiety

There is a strong correlation between the problem of stress and that of dehydration. Excessive levels of stress and anxiety increase heart rate and cause so-called 'breathlessness', and both factors lead to greater water loss. To overcome this problem it is good to try to reduce these feelings of discomfort by engaging in relaxing practices such as yoga, meditation, etc.

Sleeping too much

Sleeping too much can be harmful as well as sleeping too little, especially when it comes to the problem of dehydration. The longer you sleep, the longer you will spend time without drinking and this prevents you from replenishing your body's fluid reserves. It is therefore advisable not to sleep beyond 7-8 hours and to remember once you wake up to take in enough water.

Neglecting skin hydration

Your skin also suffers from a lack of water. Our body performs numerous functions during the night, including muscle recovery and collagen production. You can contribute to these functions by applying targeted products that promote hydration to your skin.

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