How Not to Follow Your Own Advice:
Inktober 2019 Day 2
(Sleep Tips from a Person Who Sleeps Very Poorly)
Common sense would suggest that refraining from excessive drinking of water before bed would be wise if one does not enjoy visiting the bathroom at 1 am, and at 3 am, and so on.
And practically every health and wellness expert now extols the virtues of drinking a big glass of water upon waking. (You become dehydrated in your sleep, really. Particularly after all the trips to the bathroom.)
But here’s the thing: I am really thirsty before bed. A large glass of water looks pretty compelling to me late in the evening. But conversely, downing any liquid first thing in the morning beyond a small cup of tea is a repellent chore.
So I might not be following the water intake advice quite as rigorously as I should.
Maybe once every few months, I make it through a night without getting out of bed to deal with the excess liquid. Remarkably, last night was one of those rare ones when I got to stay in bed (in anticipation of this post perhaps)
But I had a long annoying dream early this morning about endlessly searching for, and then waiting in an equally endless line for, a restroom.
So perhaps it was not really a sleep success.
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