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reventon

Apr 5, 10 7:18

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I religiously stay hydrated during the day to prevent the known inhibiting consequences of being dehydrated. I consume approximately a gallon of water during the day, but my water intake level varies depending on weather and amount of training. Iíve started to become dehydrated at night and sometime wake up with a headache. Is this a natural process since I do not consume water while sleeping?
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TimBikeToo

Apr 5, 10 7:23

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Not that this answers your question, but I always have a glass of water on my nightstand. B/t drinking right before bed, once or twice while waking up to go use the bathroom and then first thing in the morning, I prob drink 12oz of water. I'm not one to get headaches, but I certainly feel better drinking the water.

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last tri in 83

Apr 5, 10 7:34

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WHat would suggest to you that your night headaches are caused by dehydration?

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docfuel

Apr 5, 10 7:38

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Unless you are deficient in Antidiuretic Hormone, this is not possible.
Agree with 'last tri in 83', what makes you think this is why you have a headache?
You shouldn't need a gallon of water per day, except when you do a big workout in hot weather.
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TashaSkippy

Apr 5, 10 7:42

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WHat would suggest to you that your night headaches are caused by dehydration?

x2. There many reasons that people wake up with headaches. Sleep posture, carbon monoxide, sleep apnea, teeth grinding...


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last tri in 83

Apr 5, 10 7:45

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sinuses...

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mrcurtain

Apr 5, 10 10:36

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Not that this answers your question, but I always have a glass of water on my nightstand.

x2

I don't get a headache, but I have trouble sleeping when I get dehydrated.

I keep a big jug of water next to my bed. I try to remember to drink from it before going to bed, and if I ever wake up in the middle of the night, I just drink a bunch of water, and head right back to sleep.


GMAN19030

Apr 5, 10 18:46

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Just man up and run an IV into your veins to hydrate while you sleep.


TJ56

Apr 6, 10 3:01

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Why not drink more water during the day? I drink ~ 100 oz per day. My routine is to grab and drink a 1 litre bottle in the morning, refill and drink at lunch, and refill and drink for the drive home. Add a couple of cups of coffee and a few beers and I'm sure I'm hydrated and usually have to get up at least twice a night to pee.


bigwin

Apr 6, 10 4:44

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Just man up and run an IV into your veins to hydrate while you sleep.

Just man up and use an IO, way faster than an IV
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wiffcheese

Apr 6, 10 4:57

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Add a couple of cups of coffee and a few beers and I'm sure I'm hydrated and usually have to get up at least twice a night to pee.

Yea, especially since alcohol and caffeine are diuretics!


To the OP, I went through this years ago and it turned out to be grinding of the teeth. I wore a mouth piece, but then switched careers and no more grinding of the teeth.


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GMAN19030

Apr 6, 10 5:13

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but then switched careers and no more grinding of the teeth.

There's a joke there somewhere.


wiffcheese

Apr 6, 10 5:20

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Ummm none meant. Carried a pager 24/7 for 14 years.....stressful ass shit and no quality of life. When that ended my life BEGAN!


sinkingfish

Apr 6, 10 18:38

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People who withdraw from caffeine overnight commonly complain of headaches in the morning.


TriJayhawkRyan

Apr 6, 10 19:14

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Why drink so much water right before bed time??? I try to shut it down about and hour and a half before bed so I can sleep the whole night without having to get up and pee more often than my small bladdered wife... Never had any headache issues. My issue is having to wake up at all to have to pee before my alarm goes off and disrupts my beauty rest. Only nights that changes is before race day to stay hydrated all night. It's a delicate balance of drink and pee...

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MarkyV

Apr 6, 10 19:32

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kjbetz

Apr 6, 10 22:01

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Why drink so much water right before bed time??? I try to shut it down about and hour and a half before bed so I can sleep the whole night without having to get up and pee more often than my small bladdered wife... Never had any headache issues. My issue is having to wake up at all to have to pee before my alarm goes off and disrupts my beauty rest. Only nights that changes is before race day to stay hydrated all night. It's a delicate balance of drink and pee...

Same here.


Crmurphy

Apr 6, 10 22:06

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None too surprised on this one - I have had workplace stresses manifest physically many a time.

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Ummm none meant. Carried a pager 24/7 for 14 years.....stressful ass shit and no quality of life. When that ended my life BEGAN!
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tricop503

Apr 7, 10 0:26

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Interesting thread. I would lean toward stress or sleeping position for cause of your headaches.


canuck8

Apr 7, 10 1:40

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Why not drink more water during the day? I drink ~ 100 oz per day. My routine is to grab and drink a 1 litre bottle in the morning, refill and drink at lunch, and refill and drink for the drive home. Add a couple of cups of coffee and a few beers and I'm sure I'm hydrated and usually have to get up at least twice a night to pee.


Great point about drinking water during the day , but do remember that water in itself DOES NOT hydrate.
Water is effectively electrolyte neutral.
Try doing an IM or marathon "hydrating" with water , you'll be in for a serious headache if your lucky and hyponaetremic if you are not.
Electrolytes ( sodium , magnesium , potassium and calcium ) in conjunction with water , hydrate.
Not water by itself.

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RP McMurphy

Apr 7, 10 16:27

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I don't think a gallon is alot of water to consume during the day. I usually drink about 4 or 5 40oz Kleen Kanteens worth while I am at work and at home during the day. I would say try drinking more. Also look at other factors that could be giving you headaches. I usually don't get headaches from dehydration unless I am really running a deficit I would assume you are not that dehydrated in the middle of the night if you are getting a gallon during the day in you.
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