Sleepless in Arkansas, Part 14: Pee at Night


If you read the “How’s and Whys of Water”, you know that the heart doctor not only listed how many glasses of water we should drink, but how to drink them.  I was reluctant to follow his schedule because I thought drinking two glasses before bed would make my tendency to get up and pee at least three times after I have gone to bed even worse.

I was mistaken.

Yesterday I followed his advice and guess what happened!

I went to bed at 10 pm and did not have to get up to urinate until 6 am!

How much sleep do you necd?  Here’s what I learned:

Adult 18–60 years 7 or more hours per night3
61–64 years 7–9 hours1
65 years and older 7–8 hours1


In case you haven’t read what the heart doctor said to do, I will include it here:

Dr. Sinatra, M.D., who specializes in heart disease, says to do this:

  • 2 glasses after waking up helps to activate organs
  • 1 glass ½ hour before a meal helps digestion.
  • 1 glass before bath helps to lower blood pressure.
  • 1 glass before bed avoids stroke or heart attack. (Sorry I don’t have the reference for Dr. Sinatra.  That information was sent to me by a friend twenty years ago.)

That’s a total of only five glasses of water each day.

Finally, let me emphasize that anything in the water cancels that serving.  No powders, coffee, tea, or anything else.  Only pure WATER counts.

For more about water, please read this:

Till next time,

Please be kind to everyone you meet, for we all have our hidden sorrows. ~ Tzaddi, aka Dr. Pam Young, PhD

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