3 DRINK AT LEAST TWO LITRES OF WATER A DAY
Many of us are living life too fast and, as a result are in a state of dehydration. A lack of hydration not only affects the kidneys, but also our ability to get some sleep. Drinking too much caffeine can exacerbate this and the dehydration effect, as does spending too much time in air- conditioned environments. Eating food that has been artificially flavoured and processed, refined and stored can also result in loss of its water content. Did you know that your brain tissue holds the highest water content of any tissue in your body – that’s around 80%? So, when we are dehydrated, our brain is the first organ to register this deficit, and the regulatory systems in the brain that control sleep are thrown out of kilter. If you don’t currently drink much water, then start off gradually by drinking 500ml to one litre a day, and build up slowly until you’re drinking at least two litres every day.