The secret to a great night's sleep

Five ways to get hydrated before bed

Whilst you're getting that good night's sleep your body is working hard to repair itself and prepare for the day ahead. Making sure you're hydrated before bedtime most importantly helps you get a good night's sleep, but it also helps add to your glowing complexion and can even aid weight loss.

Keeping your body hydrated is one of the most important things to keep yourself healthy inside and out. With temperatures set to soar this week hydration is more important than ever.


Here are five ways to get into the habit of hydrating yourself before bed:

Water is your best friend…

Did you know that the human body is made up of over 60 per cent of water? 

We lose a significant amount of water as we make our way through the day. A glass of water before bed will not only replace lost moisture, but it will also flush out unhealthy toxins within the body whilst your sleep. 

Get fruity…

While some health experts argue that fruit isn't the best snack to eat before bed, eating fruit may not be so bad after all as it can help towards hydrating the body before bed. Cherries not only give you extra moisture but they contain melatonin which helps regulate your sleep cycle.

Decorate your room…

Placing bowls of water around your bedroom preferably near your bed or radiator, can help eliminate dry air and bring some well-needed moisture into the room. Placing a glass of water next to your bed before you go to sleep can also help reduce the dryness of skin. See how else you can hydrate your skin by removing your makeup before bed here.  

Olive oil isn't restricted to the kitchen….

Olive oil is both affordable and a great natural hydrator. Lathering your body with olive oil quenches the skins thirst. You can also place it on your hair from roots to tips, applying this before bedtime means that you won't be seen with greasy looking hair and the oil can work it's magic whilst you sleep. 

Coconuts are food for your mood….

Coconuts in their many forms have multiple benefits including improving your mood and hydration levels. Coconut water contains electrolytes making it a fantastic hydrator, if you are feeling grumpy a few hours before bed a glass of coconut water could make a change in your energy levels and concentration, preventing a restless night's sleep.

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