Feeling Thirsty?

Rock pigeon taking a drink (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

19 October 2023

Do you feel thirsty when you wake up in the morning?

It turns out that as we exhale we also breath out water vapor, so during the hours of sleep we lose water. According to sleep specialist Dr. Michael Breus, the healthy solution is to drink a full glass of water in the morning before you drink coffee because caffeine is a diuretic.

We could avoid this by getting up in the middle of the night to drink water, but perhaps our bodies are compensating in another way …

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