ARE HYDRATION AND SLEEP CONNECTED? SPOILER: YES!

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Are hydration and sleep connected? Spoiler: yes!

The effects of dehydration are similar to the effects of lack of sleep. If you don’t get enough water, you may feel sluggish, experience mood swings and in general, just feel off. But, did you know that not getting enough water can also impact your quality of sleep?

What are the negative effects of dehydration?

We’ve all experienced it—you get to the end of your day and realize you’ve only had a few sips of water. Not good! When you’re dehydrated, you may experience:

  • Increased thirst and a dry mouth
  • Fatigue and confusion
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Dry skin
  • A rapid heart rate
  • Fever
  • Cramping

It’s happens to all of us. You’re busy and sometimes the day gets away from you. However, if you’re not careful, constant dehydration can cause severe problems. Make sure you talk with your doctor if your symptoms are severe or you’re having a hard time maintaining healthy hydration levels.

Dehydration and sleep

Not only will dehydration effect your everyday life and health, it will impact your quality of sleep, too. Even though your body is mostly still while you sleep, it’s actually an active period where your body restores chemical balances, 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 of the information you took in that day. If you’re not getting good, quality sleep, you may experience memory loss, trouble concentrating while awake, mood swings, a weakened immune system, poor balance, weight gain and risk of disease. Being dehydrated when you go to sleep will affect the way your body restores itself.

Let’s talk about a few ways your body may be effected by going to sleep dehydrated.

Dehydrated sleep = dry mouth and nose

When you go to bed dehydrated, you risk not getting a good night’s rest. You may experience a dry mouth and dry nasal passages, which can cause snoring, even if you’re not a regular snorer. This can keep you up, wake you up an not to mention, keep your partner up, too. The dryness can also cause a sore throat and hoarse voice when you wake up.

Going to sleep dehydrated can cause cramping

Have you ever woken up in the middle of night with an excrusiating leg cramp? Some people call them Charlie horses. If you haven’t had enough water during the day or before bed, you may experience cramping like this while you sleep, especially in your legs. This can be very painful, waking you up and keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep.

A night of dehydrated sleep impacts your whole day

Other than the obvious fact that waking up multiple times in the middle of the night means you’re not getting enough uninteruped RIM Sleep, going to bed dehydrated can have negative implications for the following day. You may feel less alert and experience a lack of energy. You may also notice that if you went to bed dehydrated, your cognitive performance suffers. That is your thinking, reasoning and remembering skills! Kind of important.

Important note: Even if you think you’re well-hydrated when you go to bed, you may be surprised to learn that you actually lose fluid while you sleep. Yep—even just breathing while you sleep, you lose fluid, especially if you snore or breathe through your mouth. You lose more fluid if you get sweaty while you sleep (hey, it happens to all of us), have worked out closer to bedtime without re-hydrating or had a lot of alcohol before going to bed. (Side Note: Drinking just one 16 oz. Glass of Kangen water before bed and the next morning will eliminate hangovers!)

Water x sleep: best practices

Unfortunately, you can’t fix your dehydration problems by chugging water before bed. That can actually have a negative impact on your sleep. If you wait until the end of the day to drink all your fluids, you’ll probably have to get up multiple times in the night to use the bathroom.

To be hydrated and therefore, get your best rest, you want to stay hydrated throughout the day. People used to say a good rule of thumb for water intake was 8 glasses a day, but now the National Academy of Medicine recommends drinking about 11 cups for the average female and about 15 cups for the average male. That may seem like a lot, but this also includes any water from foods you consume. And don’t forget, the amount of water you need varies from person to person and depends on your weight and height, level of exercise and diet, so chat with your doctor to figure out the right amount of water for you.  

Pro tip: Don’t feel like measuring every ounce of water you drink? (We don’t blame you!) A good way to determine if you’re getting enough water is simple—drink water when you’re thirsty. Your body is smart. It will tell you when you need more water.

Another good practice to stay hydrated is to keep a BPA Free Reusable Bottle on hand. If you always have water available, you’ll be able to quench your thirst whenever you need to. Plus, a reusable water bottle helps you keep track of how much water you’ve had. If you have a 20 ounce water bottle, you can do the math to keep up with how much water you’ve had and how much you still need to drink in a day. Not to mention, a reusable bottle reduces waste and is better for the planet. Slide your reusable bottle in your purse or backpack, keep it on your desk at work or on your nightstand so that you can stay hydrated and healthy.

Drinking the right water, that will hydrate you correctly, will allow you to sleep even better, resulting in better clarity, among other benefits.

Kangen water and intestinal issues. (Ulcerative Colitis)

Mindy Collins is a good friend of ours, and shared her story on YouTube a few years back. She suffered from Ulcerative Colitis when she found Kangen water.

Ulcerative colitis (UL-sur-uh-tiv koe-LIE-tis) is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers (sores) in your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis affects the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum. Symptoms usually develop over time, rather than suddenly.

Ulcerative colitis can be debilitating and can sometimes lead to life-threatening complications. While it has no known cure, treatment can greatly reduce signs and symptoms of the disease and even bring about long-term remission.

Watch the video below and share with anyone you know that has any type of intestinal issues. 

People have been turning to fiber rich diets for years because of the health benefits it produces. But why does fiber produce these benefits? Find out the connection between FIBER and MOLECULAR HYDROGEN in this video.

  H2Minutes Episode 14 – Gut Health and Hydrogen

Learn more about this special water HERE

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Yogurt increases breath hydrogen
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ydrogen production for prebiotic (carbohydrates)
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Hydrogen breath from turmeric
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Maintaining intestinal H2 balance; credit the colonic bacteria: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1551553
Lactulose increase H2, leading to nrf2 activation and neuroprotection
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Dietary fibre and health: The role of hydrogen production
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Hydrogen from intestinal bacteria is protective for Concanavalin A-induced hepatitis
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Proof that H2 produce my bacteria is therapeutic
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Changing lives one drop at a time!

Rick and Laura’s Story

It was a phone call from the doctor that led Rick and Laura Fleming to open H2O 4 Life Wellness Center in West Reading. In 2015, Laura was told she had four pre-cancerous polyps, and Rick immediately began researching all-natural alternatives for Laura’s treatment. What he discovered was amazing – water that enables people’s bodies to cure themselves. The unique water was created using a machine that is hooked up to the kitchen faucet. The machine transforms ordinary tap water into electrolyzed-reduced water that is high in antioxidants and has the ability to raise a person’s pH level.“ Moving the pH level up even half a point will change your life!” Rick says. “Drinking one 16-oz glass of this water is equivalent to eating five pounds of blueberries.” Rick was sold, but Laura still wasn’t convinced. Rick was so confident that this water could help Laura that – without telling her – he purchased the machine.

Once it arrived, it took a few weeks to convince Laura to try the water. After drinking it for just a week, she felt relief from her varicose veins. Laura says, “I grudgingly had to admit that Rick was right about the water, and I continued to be surprised by the health benefits I saw as I continued drinking it.” By Laura’s next scan, the polyps had disappeared and her IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), which she had suffered from since she was a teenager, was gone. The couple began sharing the water with their friends and neighbors. Rick says, “They began experiencing benefits you wouldn’t imagine.” For example, after just six weeks of drinking the water, Rick’s step-father’s psoriasis disappeared. The Flemings knew they had to make the water available to more people in Berks County. As an entrepreneur with a passion for helping others, Laura convinced Rick that they should open a store. In February 2018, Rick and Laura opened H2O 4 Life Wellness Center in West Reading for people who want to drink the healthiest water in Berks County.

The H2O 4 Life Wellness Center offers affordable monthly memberships for individuals and families, which provide electrolyzed-reduced water that’s high in antioxidants. The couple also offers educational demonstrations, email support, and pH testing of current drinking water. Today, they have over 2000 members visiting monthly and 4 new locations offering memberships from Pennsylvania to Delaware. Their goal is to bring health and wellness through this unique water to more people throughout Berks County and beyond. “We enjoy educating our members on hydration and our water. It is amazing to hear our members tell us how much this water has changed their lives,” Rick says. “They tell us that their skin looks better, they’re sleeping better, their blood pressure is dropping, and so much more. It is so inspirational to us and supports our fundamental desire to bring health and wellness to this area.” The couple shares their lives with a blended family of six children, a dog, and a cat. “They bring joy to our lives beyond imagination,” Laura says.

Rick and Laura invite you to stop by their Wellness Center at 402 Penn Ave. in West Reading to taste the water, see the benefits, and learn how it could change your life. The water we drink in Berks County comes from the Reading Area Water Authority and goes thru a 3-stage filter before getting to the Wellness Center’s machines. It then goes thru the machine and runs over at least seven titanium plates, dipped in platinum. The machine separates the alkaline (good water) from the acidic (bad water). The water is then shocked by 235 watts of electricity, making the water molecules smaller. This water has a shelf life of 72 hours before it goes back to normal. The magic happens in the first 24 – 72 hours and then goes back to very good filtered water.

Why Athletes Love our water!

Athletes Who Drink Kangen Water®

Amazing improvements in performance have taken place for athletes who have introduced Kangen Water® into their lifestyle and training regimen.

Kangen Water® has changed the possibilities for countless athletes.  Marathoners are running better times; hockey players are leaving the ice without body aches;  gymnasts are more flexible.  Even weekend warriors are getting better muscle definition with less strain.

Effects Of Kangen Water®

There are numerous effects that Kangen Water® can provide for muscular movement, performance and flexibility.  Every breath you take, every time a muscle contracts, there are metabolic acids that are produced, such as lactic and pyruvic acid.  The presence of these acids creates a burning sensation in the muscle, muscle fatigue and muscle weakness.  This prevents further exertion of the muscle until recovery takes place.

The more water that you have available in the tissues, the easier it is for these acids to be removed from the muscle tissue.  This can hasten recovery time and lessen micro scar tissue and weakness from the metabolic acids.  When this water is Kangen Water®, then the higher alkalinity will reduce acidic residue even further and faster, with less possibility of injury.  Athletes and trainers know that even small changes in pH can really affect performance, because muscles do their best work in a very narrow pH range.  This is why when metabolites lower pH muscle function is reduced and the production of ATP energy is also reduced.  So the more acidity that is present, the less muscles can contract.  Even the electrical stimulus necessary for peak performance drops significantly.

Fitness and Health

The important thing to know is that just because an athlete is fit, doesn’t mean he’s healthy.  In fact, many athletes suffer from chronic injury, inflammatory disorders, even early cancer.  The high level of metabolic acids chronically present in muscle tissue could be a strong factor.  Combining Kangen alkaline water with an alkaline-dense diet is the answer.  By increasing alkalinity and reducing acidic byproducts, the body’s buffering systems can work more efficiently and effectively.

Getting away from the high-protein, high carb, energy bar, sports drinks pattern and turning to more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nuts can be more than supplying food; this new pattern can be therapy.

Super Hydration and Athletic Performance

The super hydration that is the hallmark of restructured Kangen Water makes performance amazing.  Electrical signaling is lightening fast, more oxygen gets to the cell increasing VO2 max and acidic waste that is often stored in fat cells is easily removed.  And this type of hydration is unique because it reaches every cell.  Hydration drinks used by athletes have high levels of acidity, which rob the body of alkalinizing minerals and steal vital calcium from bones, cartilage and tissues.

The restructuring of the water also means it is absorbed into tissues faster than any other type of water.  And all the minerals are already present in the water and in a form that every cell has access to.

—Individual Examples and Professional Verification—

Shan Stratton, Sports Nutrional Consultant

Shan is a Sports Nutritional Consultant for the NBA, NFL, MLB, PGA, LPGA, NASCAR, NHL,NY YANKEES, AZ DIAMONDBACKS, HOUSTON ROCKETS, LA DODGERS, etc. He has worked with countless famous athletes like Kurt Warner, Maria Sharapova, Reggie Jackson, Cynthia Cooper and on and on.

He states that drinking Kangen Water® is the missing link to overall health and performance for athletes after promoting and counseling the use of high quality supplements, enzymes, and probiotics to the athletic community for over 15 years.

Shan researched Enagic’s Kangen Water®, and tried it himself, before endorsing the Kangen water ionizer. Shan met with Enagic’s executive staff and scientists, and personally investigated the integrity of both the company and the products.

The reason for this is that he has tremendous integrity at stake with his involvement with so many high powered sports figures and coaches internationally. Shan is known internationally for his training sessions and corporate speaking events as a nutritionist, a sports supplementation specialist, and a renowned motivational speaker.

Shan is committed to the mission of changing the “sick care” of America and the world over to a true Health & Wellness Care system. He is passionate about being an International speaker helping educate the world about the tremendous health benefits of drinking alkalized, antioxidant-charged, super-hydrating Kangen Water® from the only company that has the seal of approval from the Japanese medical community.

Wade Lightheart,  3 -Time Canadian Natural Bodybuilding Champion

Wade came back after several years of retirement from body-building to win the Canadian Natural Bodybuilding Championship.

He has written a book about his experience with Kangen Water® and has said that within days of drinking the water, he lost a significant amount of body fat and was able to train more than double his peak volume levels with no pain, no fatigue and no inflammation.

Wade shares his personal success story using Kangen Water® as well as the science behind HOW this remarkable water works. He also presents critical information about hydration, dehydration, acid-alkaline balance, and the role of free radical damage in relation to sports injury.   He shows how others can use Kangen Water® to dramatically speed up recovery times, improve VO2 MAX (oxygen carrying capacity), and decrease the chance of injury.

Susan Lark, MD, The Chemistry of Success: Secrets of Peak Performance

In her book, The Chemistry of Success: Secrets of Peak Performance, Susan Lark, MD, talks about the role of acid/alkaline balance in peak performance and health.  The following is her assessment of  alkaline water.

“The benefits of the alkaline water created through electrolysis far exceed just its ability to gently raise the pH of the cells and tissues of the body and to neutralize acids.  Because the alkaline water has gained a significant number of free electrons through the electrolysis process, it is able to donate these electrons to active oxygen free radicals in the body, thereby becoming a super antioxidant.  By donating its excess free electrons, alkaline water is able to block the oxidation of normal tissue by free oxygen radicals.”

She continues by noting that another significant benefit of the electrolysis process is that the cluster size of the alkaline water is reduced by about 50 percent from the cluster size of tap water.  “This allows ionized alkaline water to be much more readily absorbed by the body, thereby increasing the water’s hydrating ability and its ability to carry its negative ions and alkalizing effect to all the cells and tissues of the body.

“If you are overly acidic, an alkaline water device can provide a safe, gentle, and effective way of restoring the pH balance of all the cells in your body as well as providing excess free electrons to act as super antioxidants,” Lark recommends.

Most people, including most athletes, do not consume enough alkaline mineral-rich foods, such as nuts, fruits, and vegetables.  Instead their diets contain high amounts of acid-forming foods, such as meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and dairy.  Because of this dietary imbalance, they may be at risk for increased acidosis that affects overall health and sports performance.

Since proper hydration is also a key factor in preventing exercise fatigue, consuming ionized Kangen Water® before, during and after exercise can help.

In addition to a compromised performance, not consuming enough water can lead to muscle cramps, general tiredness, and a lack of coordination.

In short, an athlete who is adequately hydrated will almost always perform better than one who is not.

Shan Stratton

Did somebody say, “What is Kangen water?”, I do believe so! It’s all over the internet, so there is no reason to not know about it. In fact, learning about the health properties of Kangen Water can be accomplished easily as a host of individuals in the professional sports world have been singing this product’s praises for about the past 2 years.

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Shan Stratton, Sports Nutrional Consultant

Shan is a Sports Nutritional Consultant for the NBA, NFL, MLB, PGA, LPGA, NASCAR, NHL,NY YANKEES, AZ DIAMONDBACKS, HOUSTON ROCKETS, LA DODGERS, etc. He has worked with countless famous athletes like Kurt Warner, Maria Sharapova, Reggie Jackson, Cynthia Cooper and on and on.

He states that drinking Kangen Water® is the missing link to overall health and performance for athletes after promoting and counseling the use of high quality supplements, enzymes, and probiotics to the athletic community for over 15 years.

Shan researched Enagic’s Kangen Water®, and tried it himself, before endorsing the Kangen water ionizer. Shan met with Enagic’s executive staff and scientists, and personally investigated the integrity of both the company and the products.

The reason for this is that he has tremendous integrity at stake with his involvement with so many high powered sports figures and coaches internationally. Shan is known internationally for his training sessions and corporate speaking events as a nutritionist, a sports supplementation specialist, and a renowned motivational speaker.

Thanks for taking the time to read about Kangen water. We trust you will find this info very informative and will make a decision to Change your water.

What are The Benefits of Drinking Water?

Published by: Tips on the Best water 4.11.2019

Many people hear from concerned doctors, nutritional specialists, parents, family members and friends that they should drink lots of water every day. Many people know that the recommended daily water intake is at least eight cups of water per day, or even up to half of your body weight in ounces. However, they don’t necessarily know that they shouldn’t stop there.

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Health Benefits of Drinking Water

If you’re wanting to feel and look healthier,  you should definitely take it upon yourself to drink more than the recommended amount of water. Drinking plenty of water offers a ton of awesome health benefits, some of which may surprise you. The following are just a few of the amazing benefits of drinking water on a daily has to offer.

Water Can Speed Up the Metabolism

One of the most common benefits of drinking water is its ability to speed up the metabolism in cold form. A cold glass of water can kick-start a person’s calorie-burning process first thing in the morning. The body will start to burn calories at a quick rate because of its need to heat the water up to the body’s temperature. Along with speeding up the metabolism, water can hydrate the person and resolve problems such as fatigue and malaise. Anyone who asks, “What are the benefits of drinking water?” will be pleased to know that.

Stool Regulation

A healthy water intake can help a person who is suffering with constipation. It helps to add liquids to the stool for people who eat foods that are hard on the intestines. Drinking water can help to regulate bowel movements as well as softening the stool. The regulated bowel movements can keep the person happy and healthy.

Eliminates Toxins

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The body builds up a supply of toxins on a daily basis. Getting into a regular habit of drinking water can stimulate the kidneys. The kidneys will then do the work of eliminating harmful toxins from the body. A person can tell if he or she is consuming the right amount of water by reviewing the urine color. The color of healthy urine is light in consistency. A person who drinks the correct amount of water may have a near-clear urine color.

Eliminate Bags From Under Your Eyes

Many people suffer from dark circles and bags under the eyes. The condition occurs in a number of people. One reason that people suffer from bags under the eyes is that they inherit it from their family members. Another reason that people suffer from eye bags is lack of sleep. A percentage of people suffer from bags under the eyes because of dehydration. Drinking the appropriate amount of water can resolve the eye bags.

Eases the Pain of Arthritis

Have or know someone suffering from arthritis pain? If so, increasing the intake of water can assist with this painful condition. The pain of arthritis can subside because of the water’s ability to moisturize the joints. A person who is suffering from arthritis should certainly look into Kangen water as a natural arthritis treatment.

Soothes Sickness and Loosens Phlegm

Water is an excellent remedy for a wide variety of illnesses. It can carry nutrients and oxygen to the cells. It can moisturize the air that goes into the lungs. Furthermore, water can loosen the phlegm that accumulates in the lungs. The person can then cough up the phlegm and have relief with his or her breathing. Many doctors recommend an increased intake of water when they come across people who fall ill with viruses. Antibiotics cannot help a person with a virus, so many specialists recommend increasing liquids.

Increased Alertness

Drinking water can increase one’s mental alertness all times of the day. Cold water can lift someone out of a period of fatigue and weariness. Even the mildest form of dehydration can deplete a person’s energy enough to require a liquid intervention. Water can be just what a person needs to make everything better. Water can even provide a person with a boost in a case of depression. One who is looking to increase alertness
should certainly look into Kangen water.

Water Can Increase Dental Health

Another benefit of drinking water is that the person’s dental health can improve. Drinking water can stimulate the salivary glands so that a person continues to cleanse bacteria from the mouth. It can solve problems such as halitosis from dehydration, as well. Furthermore, drinking water can rinse away any items that get stuck in between the teeth. A person should drink a glass of water after every meal to increase the health inside of the oral cavity.

Water Helps to Absorb Nutrients

All of the benefits you’ve just read about are just the surface of a plethora of benefits provided when you start incorporating water into your everyday lifestyle. Get into the habit of drinking lots of fresh, fluoride free, purified water continuously throughout your day for the best results possible and experience more stamina, health, and overall happiness!

Water can increase the absorption of any nutrients that a person ingests. Vitamins, minerals, weight loss aids and the like can enter the system quickly for a person who drinks an appropriate amount of water. It can be an aid to a person who works out at the gym every day, as well.