How Water Can Help You Sleep

If you are having a difficult time sleeping at night, you might be surprised to find out that a lack of water in your system is to blame. The human body is a well over 90% water and is not only including the cells in our body, it also includes the cells in our brain. In order for our body to be in total balance, we need to make sure that it is properly hydrated. This will not only help us to feel better overall, it will help us to sleep and to sleep well.

The easiest way for us to hydrate ourselves and to make sure that we are getting a good night sleep is to drink plenty of clear, clean water. The true formula for making sure that your body is hydrated is to drink one half of your body weight in ounces of water on a daily basis. For example, if you are a 200 pound man, you will want to drink 100 ounces of water every day. This can present a little bit of a challenge for many of us but if we break it up into five or six different drinks, it really does not seem all that bad.

Another thing that you want to make sure that you are doing is getting sufficient salt in your diet. If you are drinking extra water, your body is going to need extra salt. Just as salt without water is bad for your body, water without salt is equally bad. Take a pinch of salt with every glass of water that you drink. If you find that your body is swelling a little bit, cut back on the amount of salt that you are taking. If you find that your body is cramping, however, that is usually a sign that you need additional salt in your diet.

The most common complaint about drinking extra water for insomnia is that you are going to be getting up more often during the night in order to go to the bathroom. Although this may be a problem initially, your body will eventually adjust and you will actually get up less frequently once your body is fully hydrated. Try drinking this amount of water for one week. Not only will you achieve an overall sense of well-being and more vibrant health, you may just find that you are sleeping better every night.