Someone I know had a conversation around this very discussion point with his Cardiac doctor and what he found out was very interesting.
Q) I asked my Cardiac Doctor "why people need to urinate so much at night time?"
A) Answer from my Cardiac Doctor - "Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks to be level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier"
Comment: "I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body. But the following was new to me as the conversation with my Cardiac doctor continued."
Q) "When is the correct time to drink water?"
A) From my Cardiac Specialist! - "Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body.
2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed - helps avoids stroke or heart attack"
Comment: He also told me [my physician] "that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and it wakes you up with a Charlie Horse."
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