Do you dream of coffee? Is the only driving force that motivates you to leave your bed in the morning, the hot Americano that you pre-ordered on your way out the door, so you can skip the line at Starbucks and take the zombie out of your system? Relying on caffeine to bring your body back to life is like a rite of passage when you wake up at dawn, but there's a good chance you've first thrown and turned because dehydration affects your body sleep , And if science has something to say about your dependence, then your body needs good old H2O with this Venti Soy Latte. So, if something like coffee, caffeinated tea or even hot chocolate is your first choice for a morning pick up service, you may also want to take a bottle of water with you.
Trust me, I'm not able to embarrass you, because you only partially give your body what it needs to revive at dawn, because I too rely on herbal teas to start my day. A simple glass of water is for me more or less a midday drink. Still, I've tried pouring a cup of H2O to double with liquid, knowing for a fact that I rarely, if ever, drink the recommended six to eight cups a day. In addition to the fact that, according to Mayo Clinic, not drinking enough water can cause serious health problems such as extreme fatigue, dizziness, and less urination to release toxins in the body, a new research combines dehydration with lack of sleep. Like water, sleep is definitely something that which you and I both need enough to work properly.
According to ScienceDaily, a team of researchers from Penn State University and the National Natural Science Foundation of China has studied more closely how the blood glucose levels your body needs per night affect your drinking level. The study focused on 20,000 participants from the US and China who were divided into three groups. According to the ScienceDaily press release, each participant was asked about their sleep habits and asked to submit a urine sample to detect signs of dehydration. According to the results of the study, which were published in the journal SLEEPIn the official publication of the Sleep Research Society, those who slept for an average of six hours a night were dehydrated rather than those who slept for eight hours.
But what exactly happens during those six hours in your body that can cause you to become dehydrated? And what could happen in those extra two hours of sleep that could make such a difference? Robert Smatter, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, Northwell Health, says it all has something to do with hormones.
"If you do not sleep enough, you will miss switching from vasopressin, a hormone produced by your brain, that signals the kidneys to prevent dehydration by promoting water retention in your body," explains Glatter to Elite Daily. In other words, the less you sleep, the less vasopressin is produced, which leads to dehydration, as the kidneys are basically not told how much water they need to save.
Here's the point: you do not have to do without coffee, tea or other caffeinated drinks that slow down your fix in the morning. But you do You need to balance your body's water deficit if you want a good night's sleep. See, here's the thing: it's essentially a domino effect. If you do not sleep long enough, this new study may cause dehydration. And on the other hand, dehydration can make you not sleep long enough at night, or at least not sleeping properly, because the body wants to quench your intense thirst.
To put a stop to this vicious cycle, Smatter suggests drinking a few cups of water In front Caffeine in the morning to make sure you start the day on the right (i.e., hydrated) foot. Matt Garrell, a registered nutritionist, certified personal trainer and expert on The Vitamin Shoppe, told Elite Daily that even drinks containing electrolytes are beneficial. "Electrolytes help with dehydration, muscle contractions and fluid regulation," he explains. So you might want to try replacing traditional H2O with coconut water lots instead.
If simple liquids do not do this for you, and you are looking for some more food in the morning, the certified, holistic health trainer and co-founder of Raw Generation, Jessica Rosen, says that raw fruit and vegetable juices will keep it up. "Water is always a great option for drinking first thing in the morning, but if you are severely dehydrated, drinking something that contains minerals and electrolytes is especially beneficial," she tells Elite Daily by email. "Just be sure [the juices] do not contain sugar and are not pasteurized. Pasteurized fruit juices are loaded with sugar, which promotes dehydration. "