I’m not doubting that drinking water is good for you, but don’t you think that if you could avoid a heart attack simply by drinking 1 glass of water before going to bed we’d know all about it. Unless, of course, it’s a conspiracy by heart surgeons across the globe who would suddenly find themselves unemployed!
This first came to light in 2011 when Barbara Mikkelson from Snopes.com explained it so beautifully I’m just going to quote her verbatim!
“Beyond the nebulous suggestion that a glass of water “helps digestion” (how would that be measured?) or the fallacious claim that it “helps lower blood pressure” (it doesn’t) water does not “activate internal organs” in the morning. Our organs function quite well all on their own while we sleep, and they continue functioning after we wake up. As for the claim that downing a glass of water before bed “avoids stroke or heart attack,” were keeping ourselves safe from these dreaded killers that simple, the various stroke and heart disease foundations would be telling that very thing.” 14 November 2011.
Well said Barbara – DEBUNKED!