How to sleep: Drinking water before bed could harm your heart

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“This amount of fluid at the right time will help you meet your daily water intake, whilst not disturbing your sleep.

“Too much fluid before bed can result in excess urine filling your bladder while you sleep. This causes a rise in adrenaline which wakes you up during the night, forcing you to get out of bed to use the toilet.”

The expert explained that because kidney function slows down at night, urine isn’t processed as quickly by the body in the same way it is during the day.

“However, as you get older, ageing kidneys cannot concentrate your urine as well so your bladder fills up faster with a more dilute urine which can mean more often a disturbed sleep if fluid is ingested too close to bedtime,” added Doctor Golloway.

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