Water is known as the universal solvent due to its ability to dissolve materials by breaking it down into smaller pieces. It is because water is a type of matter that is in a form of liquid. Water can penetrate any surface by allowing its molecules to penetrate compact molecules for it to break down.

A blue glass of drinking water
Water is the universal solvent that can clean our blood vessels 

Water's mechanism to the body

Water's mechanism is similar when it will be utilized by our body for hydration purposes. When we drink water, it will help our body to be nourished because we need water in order to survive. Our body is composed of an average between 55% and 77% water that is packed to our adipose tissues. However, it varies according to several factors attributed to age, body temperature, gender, and weight. Our body needs water in order to survive or prolong its lifespan.

Benefits of drinking water before bedtime

1. Improves cellular perfusion: Cellular function improves when it will be replenished by water. Drinking water helps cellular function to increase. This includes allowing nutrients to be transported to other parts of the body efficiently and accurately. When cell maintains its average water contents to its intracellular integrity, it can store nutrients safely without being at risk for being destroyed. Hydrated cells indicate its health status, which still performs actively while we sleep. More than half our body is composed of water, which is why we need water in order to survive by drinking at least a cup before sleeping.

2. Hydration: This is the most important purpose that can be applied by water. Drinking water before bedtime hydrates our cells, tissues, and organs all over our body. When the body is hydrated enough while asleep, it helps our body to regenerate damaged cells and tissues until we wake up. Hydration prevents any risks of discomfort because it keeps our body to be fit enough to prevent any stress that might disrupt tissue repair during sleeping. The risk for dehydration can be prevented if we always drink fluids before going to sleep.

3. Prevents the risk of heart attack. A heart attack is one of the leading causes of death for the humanity. This is a condition characterized by having a presence of blockage to the artery's passageway to the heart or to its cardiac muscle that are needed for making the heart beat. Our cardiovascular system plays an important role for transporting nutrients to our body. Drinking water before bedtime promotes smooth muscle dilation that will help blood vessels to expand, allowing materials to pass through smoothly. If the blood vessels are always hydrated before sleeping, arteries become more efficient on allowing oxygen to nourish the heart.

4. Prevents stroke: Aside from heart attack, stroke is a disease that affects the blood supply to our brain. Stroke is a silent killer because a person would unknowingly be at risk for suffering from brain injury if they are not aware that their blood stream is already saturated with floating fats and embolus that clogs blood vessels to the brain. A stroke happens when a part of our blood vessels that supplied blood to our brain suddenly ruptured, making our brain that is at risk for sepsis or contamination after it had been flooded by leaking blood from the ruptured artery. Drinking water before bedtime prevents stroke by allowing the blood stream to be dilated and keeping it from being ruptured due to clogged arterial parts.

5. Improves memory: Drinking water before going to bed helps our neurons to be regenerated when we sleep. It is because when the blood vessel becomes dilated after being hydrated, it will allow nutrients transported by the blood cells to nourish neuron cells. Our memory plays an important role for keeping our mind to be active, especially when keeping things to be remembered. Oxygen helps neurons to transport impulses to other neurons effectively. Memory can help to boost our mind's ability to improve logical function, making our brain to easily analyze things better. When we wake up, we can still remember things that we did for the past day and even from past days.


1. Drink at least one cup of water. Avoid drinking more than two cups to prevent urinary frequency that might disrupt your sleep.

2. Drink water at least 30 minutes before bedtime. It allows more time for the water to be absorbed by the body through the intestine.

3. Do not sleep right away after drinking water to prevent gastric influx and aspiration. It is a condition when the ingested water will be pushed back by the stomach to the oral cavity.

4. Take at least 10 to 20 deep breath before sleeping, to exercise your lungs and increases oxygen to be inhaled for to nourish your cells and tissues.

5. Start doing it for at least one month and see the difference.

Benefits of drinking water after waking up

1. Activates the organs: After hibernating during sleep, most of our organs also functions less actively. Water acts as a triggering factor so that cells, tissues, organs, and systems starts to function actively when we drink at least one cup after waking up. Just like us, our organs that make up our body have their fair share of sleeping, which is a process where proteins will take time to repair damaged tissues so that if organs become awakened, repaired cells and tissues starts to function normally. Drinking water reactivates our organs when the water starts to trigger epithelial cells to dilate when it will be hydrated.

2. Promotes metabolism: Our body needs metabolic responses in order to keep nutrients to flow all over our body. When water starts to trigger our organ or system's function to start working, it will then promote metabolic response. This includes starting to produce hormones or protein structures to allow cellular perfusion to function effectively. This is comparable when we are groggy and starts to do exercise, our body will then start its normal routine pattern for the day. Cells will be reminded that they should be actively transporting nutrients all over the body because the day has just already been started.

3. Improves circulation: Our cardiovascular system's health can be further improved when we always drink water more often after waking up in the morning. Smooth muscle dilation that can be affected upon drinking water helps to flush out hardened or accumulated particles through the excretory system. Our circulatory system plays an important role to give way for the blood products to carry and transport nutrients effectively. Activating blood circulation on a regular basis prevents the risk of heart ailments as well as decreasing probability to suffer from stroke or cerebrovascular accident. If our blood stream is clear, more cells will pass through that enables for nutrients to nourish all other cells, tissues, and organs to the body.

4. Cleans the urinary system: The water that we drank before sleep will essentially clean our kidneys that play an essential role for expelling waste products and toxins. If we drink water after waking up, another waste products will be expelled, which are the dead cells and tissues that are no longer useful by the body to be released through the urinary system. The new water that will be ingested will help to extract cleaner fluid that will cleanse the kidneys in order to decrease the amount of filtrating stress that it has been experiencing when screening toxic chemicals.

5. Hydrates the skin: Drinking water before bedtime that is accompanied by another glass of water right after waking up enhances your skin's integrity. Our skin is the first line of defense against pathogens that are causing infection to our body. Helping our skin to regenerate by drinking a glass of water before and then after sleeping enhances our epithelial cells in the skin to improve its elasticity, collagen integrity, and defense mechanism against infectious agents. When waking up, our skin needs to be triggered with a solvent that is useful enough to improve its cellular structure and tissue perfusion.


1. Drink at least one to two cups of water.

2. Please do not eat anything for at least 30 to 45 minutes. Water needs more time before it reaches every organ to be reactivated upon waking up.

3. For faster effect, start your exercise routine, five to ten minutes after drinking water. Exercise helps your body to release energy by allowing muscles to contract, creating friction to release stored carbohydrates into energy. Simple exercise routines include 2 cycles of 15 counts of sit-ups. 2 cycles of 15 counts of push ups.

4. If you start doing this routine, your health significantly improves.

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