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Dry throat when you wake up?

Key Takeaway: Is a dry throat keeping you grumpy when you wake up? The air around you might be dry, and placing a glass of water by your bedside the night before could provide comfort. And of course, drink it when you get up!



Have you woken up in the morning only to feel nauseous or sick because of a dry throat? It happens, and to me it happens a lot, even if I drink beyond my required eight glasses a day. In fact, because I live in a very hot tropical country, I drink at least ten glasses a day.

While personal hydration, or lack thereof, may be a problem, it might just be that the air around you is dry, and this applies especially in the wintry months, when we breath in dry air – especially if we happen to sleep with open mouths. Although it definitely isn’t life-threatening, it’s very uncomfortable.

But you don’t need to spend big on medicines or equipment or whatnot – though an air humidifier would be a wise investment – as there’s one very simple, cost-effective, and natural solution: Place a glass of water beside your bed as you sleep.

It adds a touch of moisture and humidity to the air around you so you don’t go on sucking in desert-dry breaths – though if there are lifestyle causes other than the weather, you might have to do something else. Notwithstanding that, this is a responsible thing to do as you don’t have to waste anything, and you can repurpose resources you’d have otherwise spent for higher ends.

Then, when you rise, bottoms up! You further reduce waste, and you already start to hydrate yourself from your body’s nightly fasting period. If you want to jazz it up, add a slice of lemon or a spritz of its juice, or a tablespoonful of honey (or coconut nectar). That’s a natural and healthy way to get your body going. In fact, I always have this in the morning, dry throat or not, alongside tomato juice.

Have a purposeful day!

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