View Full Version : Staying Hydrated During Sleep

02-05-2007, 04:53 PM
How can you stay hydrated while sleeping without pissing the bed? I ask because every morning my urine is dark gold which I've always heard means you're dehydrated. I figured that was probably reducing my recovery during sleep.

02-05-2007, 04:56 PM
If you wake up 5x during the night to go pee, so be it. I'm usually up every 2 hrs or so to go to the bathroom, but it's crystal clear. As weird as it may seem, I actually feel more refreshed in the morning if I drink more water the night before, even though I'm waking up a lot.

02-05-2007, 06:51 PM
is it normal otherwise?

well, if you stay hydrated during the day, it should be ok. At night, your blood pressure drops, your metabolic demand goes down, and your need for water should go down. This is true unless you are sweating a lot at night....

02-05-2007, 07:22 PM
Leave a cup on your nightstand so when you get up to piss, you can gulp some down. As long as you don't have much more than 1-2 cups, you won't be pissing very 2 hours. I do this and I usually piss 1-2 times throughout my 8-9 hour sleep.

02-05-2007, 07:44 PM
I think you might be obsessing just a tad to much. Whats more important, a good nights sleep or waking up every 2 hours to piss?

02-05-2007, 08:33 PM
If your going frequently during the day, and the color is light to clear, then I wouldn't worry about it. The dark color in the morning is just metabolic waste produced from 7-8 hours of sleep.

02-05-2007, 09:52 PM
I wake up naturally about three or four times a night (usually at the end of each dream) and fall right back asleep, so I keep a glass of water next to the bed and take a sip each time. It's kind of weird I guess but since I started doing it about half a year ago I don't wake up with a dry mouth anymore.

02-05-2007, 10:11 PM
Get an IV

02-06-2007, 12:32 AM
I always have a glass of water then I wake.

You've spent the night sweating & breathing out water vapor so getting rehydrated is important.