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You are probably not lying in bed
It is very rare that someone actually has diarrhea right after getting out of bed.
The average person gets somewhere between five and eight glasses of water while sleeping, depending how long you sleep.
But if you have trouble falling asleep or staying awake, going too long without drinking can be a problem. Dehydration is a common cause for poor sleep, but you should know that being slightly dehydrated before bedtime isn’t a guarantee to make you tired. Generally speaking, people only start to feel sleepy when they become severely dehydrated (by losing more than 5% of their body weight).
However, there are some things you can do to help yourself get better night time sleep. The first thing to remember is that you shouldn’t be holding your stool overnight. If you spend all day lowering gut inflammation, replacing bacteria, digesting food, and repairing stomach lining, you’re likely feeling worse at night.
Try eating less throughout the day, as this helps reduce overall digestive stress. Drinking enough goes hand in hand with nutrition so we don’t become dehydrated.
You probably aren’t peeing in the bed
Another reason people wet the bed is because they are sleeping too long. The body gives up control of sleep rhythm (hourly cycles) over time. This process starts at age thirty, then becomes more difficult past forty or so.
If you have trouble maintaining sleep rhythms, use nightlights to help! Add light into your bedroom to force yourself to go to sleep later. Or stick with early mornings to get ahead of the game!
Also, make sure you’re waking up for important things like work or school around dawn. That way your body will naturally want to wake up before daylight savings time comes along.
Finally, make sure you’re getting enough good quality shut eye during the day. If you’re not doing so already, try buying some lights that be used at home. Having these sorts of accessories can actually lead to better sleeps at night.
You probably aren’t sweating in your sleep
Sometimes, when we know that we are going to be asleep for a long time, we will soak our bed with water to help us sink into it and get easy pain relief.
This practice can also help people avoid getting thirsty or tired during the night, so they can sleep through the night.
However, this habit can lead to additional health problems. For example, whenever you lie down to go to sleep at night, you should make sure your feet are cooled off.
If one foot is colder than the other, it can cause stress on the blood vessels in your legs and prevent them from becoming relaxed, which can affect body function.
Also, every few hours, it’s normal to wake up to find you have wet yourself. But if you always wake up to find your pajamas soaked, this might be because you are sweating.
Many people confuse their feelings with dampness. Even if you don’t feel like you’re perspiring, your skin does need moisture. The more dehydrated it is, the heavier you may want to stay in bed.
Another reason why it’s difficult to tell if you’re sleepy or not is because of what’s called “sleep inertia.” This occurs when you struggle to fall back asleep, or remain awake for several hours before sleeping, trying to catch up on lost zzz’s.
You probably aren’t sweating at all
There are several reasons why you might get wet when sleeping, including sweat. To begin with, your body has an entire range of reactions to things it sees and experiences every day. Your body is just trying to stay alive and adapt to what you’re doing by sending hormones around that help keep you feeling comfortable, relaxed, and calm.
However, there are some situations that can cause you to react more quickly to something or to produce more sweat. When you apply pressure to a certain area of your skin, like keeping your head down while lying in bed, your body reacts faster by producing more sweat. Applying too much pressure can also cause you to wake up suddenly, which can be caused by anything from snoring to smoking to hard drinking.
This article will provide information about healthy ways to sleep, as well as suggestions for improving how you feel during the night. But first, we’ll discuss how to make nights asleep longer and days awake less painful.
In order to fall back asleep or maintain those gains, you need to establish new habits. It’s best to start waking up earlier to use as a baseline until you feel rested. We’re not aiming for that here!
Aim to spend eight hours between sleeps, and use this amount of time to ‘sleep re-training’. After two weeks, see how these changes are going and tweak your sleep schedule as needed.
The most important thing is to
You probably don’t have your full set of clothes on
We all know that our bodies are filled with water, but you may not be aware that so much wetness can come from just wearing cotton pieces (see why we love this fiber later!). Wearing fewer layers to bed gives your body a better chance to relax and wake up fresh and refreshed.
You probably aren’t peeing in your sleep
Many people wake up to find that their bed is soaked with urine, but they are actually asleep at night and hadn’t been getting up to go to the bathroom after going back to bed. When we get tired from our day, our body wants to rest, so it starts shutting down the functions that need energy. Muscle groups start to relax, breathing slows, and blood sugars drop.
All of these things happen whether you want them to or not!
Your heart rate drops, forcing even more blood through your system for longer periods of time, and resulting in what many refer to as “sleep flooding” where lots of water gets pulled into your cells during this process.
Unfortunately, when you decide to push off bed there may be some areas of your body that haven’t had enough time to re-uptake the fluid recently given to you by exercise or sleeping. This area can either leak out slowly over days or weeks, or sometimes suddenly (and often inappropriately) upon waking.
To avoid the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs), try to put away any devices that might cause you discomfort such as toys or dippers. Also, make sure to wait until you have emptied your bladder before walking around, especially if you have a kidney infection or another condition that could worsen it.
You probably aren’t sweating in your sleep
Many people assume that they are being sweaty or soaking wet during their dreams. But according to Dr Raynard King, director of the Sleep Research Laboratory at the University of California, San Diego, this is only because they’re hot when they wake up and have dry skin.
He says our bodies adjust to the temperature inside the bed very quickly when we go to sleep, so much so that we don’t need to sweat.
But what if you spend a lot of time sleeping on your back? You may want to try lying down with your legs open. This will allow more air to circulate between your feet and the sheets (and avoid any foot cramps).
You can also try putting some socks on your ankles to help keep you cool. Last but not least, make sure your mattress isn’t too warm; sleep colder than your body’s thermal threshold to reduce stress and friction as well as noise.
You probably should be
You may think that your bed is too wet, but there are only two reasons it could actually be soaking
Obviously when you pee more than you sleep you’re going to wake up with damp sheets. But if you usually go to the bathroom right before you try to fall asleep, then this may be something deeper.
Consider whether or not you have a medical condition that makes it difficult for you to get into deep sleep. Sometimes people suffering from chronic pain can have issues falling back to sleep, and their sheets may seem extra-wet.
Also consider whether or not you have an anxiety disorder. People who live with panic attacks will know what I am talking about.
The body just doesn’t want to shut down. Even when we plan to sleep, our minds are still working hard focusing on things like what we did today, or stressors in our lives.
We need to give ourselves permission to relax our bodies and brains realize these systems work better when they are allowed to rest.
That being said, here are some tips for getting through any night of sleeping on dry grounds:
Make sure you don’t wear anything heavy (like shoes) after waking up. The last thing you feel like doing is putting on another shoe.
Keep your bedroom warm — hot temperatures can make it harder to fall asleep as well as cause
You probably aren’t breathing heavily
Make sure you’re not asleep or lying down when your bed is dripping with water! This can trigger coughing, choking, or gasping for air. When there’s no oxygen in your system, even subconsciously, your body reacts to it by quickly shuttling it out of your lungs.
That’s why people who sleep alone struggle with asthma-related problems (It takes time to develop a tolerance against these things.) If you live with others, they may help remind you to breathe deeply.
You also want to be careful if you have a cold or the flu. Your throat might hurt, so try to avoid talking or sleeping too much because that will make matters worse. And remember to take breaks between sessions of doing anything that gets physical.