Hello Night-Time Hydration Prints - Goodbye Poor Hydration Habits
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If you are reading this.... drink some water!
Do you feel like you’re still tired after a full night's sleep? Do you have trouble focusing, lack motivation, feeling sluggish, irritable, or off your game? Did you know these can all be symptoms of dehydration? Proper hydration, or lack thereof, could be affecting you in ways that you aren’t aware of.
Hydration is one of the most influential health factors and yet it is often the most overlooked. Experts recommend drinking a minimum (repeat minimum) of eight cups of water per day because that is precisely how much the human body uses during the day. But did you know that the body also loses up to 2 lbs of water while you sleep at night, just from breathing?
Proper night-time hydration could change your life and we're here to help you along the way. We feel so strongly about this subject and so proudly announce our Night-Time Hydration (NTH) Silipint Print Collection. Not only do these prints feature attractive and aspirational designs - this collection takes the hassle out of hydration while encouraging healthful practices that are proven to make tomorrow a better day. Read on to find out how!
Night-Time Hydration Benefits
Wake Up, Ready to Take on the Day!
Do you frequently feel sluggish and irritated for no good reason when you wake up in the morning, instead of feeling rested and refreshed? Often, we blame our inability to get a good night’s sleep on late-night technology use, work stress, or on our next-door neighbor’s dog who won’t stop barking. But did you know that not drinking enough water could actually be what’s robbing you of quality shut-eye?
Unless you're chugging water before bed (not recommended), it’s a common misconception that hydrating before bed will increase your nightly bathroom trips. Going to bed even mildly dehydrated can disrupt your sleep cycle, cause jolting muscle cramps, or turn you into a light sleeper. It can even cause disruptive snoring and vocal hoarseness in the morning (another good reason to force, I mean encourage, your S.O. to drink more water).
Experts recommend keeping a bedside water source near while you sleep. If you have trouble reaching into the darkness to find your H2O fix, worried about knocking something over, or waking your partner with a clanging metal hydro flask, we have a solution for you! Our NTH collection is available in Glow-in-the-Dark Green, you won't be able to lose track of that perfectly glowy pint. And all of our Pints are made of our signature, food-grade silicone - silent use guaranteed.
Hydration + Sleep = Improved Mood and Mental Performance
Believe it or not, a lack of water can negatively impact your mood. Research proves that those who are consistently hydrated feel more positive, upbeat, and confident than those who are not. By drinking enough water, especially before bed, you stand to replenish fluids and get better sleep that will boost your mood and mental strength.
Even though your body is mostly still while you sleep, it’s actually an active period where your body restores, heals, and recovers. In fact, one of sleep’s most important benefits is forming short- and long-term memories. When you sleep, your brain processes, transfers, and stores all the information you took in that day. If you’re not getting good, quality sleep, you may experience memory loss and trouble concentrating while awake.
Being dehydrated when you go to sleep will affect the way your body restores itself. If you have trouble drinking the right amount of water before bed our NTH Silipint prints are available in translucent color options that feature measurement lines. Forget too much or too little, find out how much water is right for you.
Lose Weight While You Sleep - No, Really
No, it’s not some fad from the back of a tabloid magazine. Believe it or not, drinking cold water before bed actually burns calories simply because your body needs to warm up the water. It works twice as hard to do so while you’re asleep, as your body is in a state of rest with little movement. Don’t expect this tactic to burn calories at a similar rate to exercise, but cold water intake can still burn calories while you sleep. Capitalizing on this is as simple as downing a glass of cold water before bed.
But don’t forget to fill up that bedside Silipint before you begin counting sheep. It might sound counterintuitive, but skimping on drinking water can actually cause water retention and temporary weight gain. When you're not drinking enough, your body holds every drop to prevent dehydration.
Reach Peak Physical Performance
On a basic level, even slight dehydration can cause decreased physical capability and reduce peak performance. Staying hydrated helps prevent the decline in strength and power, as well as aerobic/anaerobic capacity. Without an adequate supply of water, muscles throughout the body will lack energy and might leave you feeling, deceptively, unable to finish a workout.
Do you workout in the morning? Remember, you lose up to 2 lbs of water while you sleep. A dehydrated wake-up call can not only encourage you to hit the snooze button or skip your AM workout, but it can also reduce your overall performance. Hydrating before bed is proven to help you wake up refreshed, recharged, and ready to move.
Do you workout in the evening? In one hour of exercise, the body can lose more than a quarter of its water. Going to bed without properly hydrating can become a vicious cycle of increased second-day soreness and discouragement. You're not out of shape, you're just dehydrated.
B-e-a-utiful H2O Benefits
Did you know that your skin is the largest organ of the body and, like every other body part, it’s mostly made up of water? Without water, your skin can’t function at its best. If your skin doesn’t get enough water, not only can it become dry, tight, and flaky, but it will also become even more prone to aging. Chronic dehydration robs the skin on your face of moisture, which is the key to enhancing your beauty and to prolonging your youthful look.
Consuming an adequate amount of water every day gives you fresh, soft, and glowing skin. It hydrates and replenishes skin tissues leading to an increase in collagen production and skin elasticity. This helps delay the signs of aging such as wrinkles, dark circles, or fine lines. And don't even get us started on the benefits to your hair and nails.
Best H2O Practices
Keep a cup by your bed at night.
Hydrated sleep = better health, happiness, and quality of life. While drinking water before bed is highly recommended, keeping a water source nearby while you sleep is equally important. If you wake due to mid-night thirst, interrupting your rest long enough to walk to a water source can damage your sleep cycle for the whole night and can negatively impact the day ahead. Keeping H2O close at hand ensures a speedy return to REM sleep bliss.
If reaching into the dark abyss for your bedside cup, and knocking things over in the process, is a nightly occurrence, our Glow-in-the Dark Silipint is perfect for you. Not only does this cup produce the ‘just right’ amount of light, but the measurement lines along the side will also show you how much you drank overnight.
Wake and Hydrate
Honestly, you should keep a bedside water supply near, whether you need it throughout the night or not. If your NTH Silipint is still full of water come morning, you have your AM water source ready and waiting for you to hit the ground running. Did you know that studies show ensuring morning hydration can leave you with more energy than that morning Starbucks run? Coffee leaches much needed AM H2O from your body and (unpopular opinion) your body needs water more than it needs a grande cappuccino. Because, contrary to what some claim, no one actually has coffee running through their veins.
Maintain Hydration Motivation Throughout the day!
Another beneficial hydration practice is to keep your reusable NTH Silipint at hand with you throughout the day. If you always have water available, you’ll be able to quench your thirst whenever you need to. Plus, Our NTH Silipint prints help you keep track of how much water you've had. Not to mention, they reduce waste and are better for the planet. Pack your NTH Silipint in your purse or backpack and keep it on your desk at work so that you can stay hydrated and healthy.
And, with our variety of attractive prints, our NTH Silipints are a fun ‘call-to-action’ to drink more water. They’re bound to catch your eye on your commute, at your workspace, and everywhere in between. And the more you notice it, the easier it will be to remember to drink up.
It's a new year people, it's time to work on those New Year's resolutions. How about, three-cheers to a more healthy, happy, and hydrated 2021! Tag @silipint with your 16oz Night-Time Hydration Printed Tumblers, as well as any of your other healthy hydration inspiration.