Dehydration and Sleep
Too Little Sleep Can Cause Dehydration
According to a study published by Penn State, adults studied in the U.S and China who regularly slept six hours or less per night were 16-59% more likely to be dehydrated than those who got eight or more hours of sleep. Researchers think that a hormone known as vasopressin, which helps regulate the body’s fluid balance, may be the link between too little sleep and dehydration. While vasopressin is released during both day and night, it’s known to be released more quickly and later in the night’s sleep cycle. So if someone isn’t getting those last precious hours of sleep, their body’s fluid balance gets disrupted.
Dehydration Can Happen Even With a Full Night’s Sleep
Sleep deprivation isn’t the only way to become dehydrated overnight. Even when you get your full 40 winks, a number of other factors—many of which are out of your control—can contribute to your body’s fluid stores being depleted. For example:
Regardless of the source of your nighttime dehydration, there’s a simple way to get those fluid levels back to where you need them for the day ahead—a glass of oral rehydration solution like DripDrop ORS in the morning. DripDrop ORS provides dehydration relief fast in delicious flavors - both hot and cold - and will help restore your fluid balance after a dehydrating night.