Hydration’s Link to Better Sleep ??? (Facebook LIVE replay)

Do you struggle with getting a good night’s sleep?

In this Water Wednesday episode we talk about why proper hydration can lead to better sleep and thus overall better health.

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THE PROBLEM – Sleep is such a fickle thing, and not getting good sleep is one of the top three issues Americans report having when it comes to their health and wellness (other two are lack of energy and pain) according to my unofficial survey.

You may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, having vivid or bad dreams, waking up feeling refreshed, etc.

ACIDIC SLEEP AIDS – Unfortunately all over the counter and prescription sleep aids are acidifying to the body which means they create a body which is less resistant to disease.

75% of Americans require drinking half the body weight in ounces of water daily. Click To Tweet

NATURAL REMEDIES – There are some natural remedies and today we’re going to talk about water, particularly Ionized Alkaline Water which can be made with a Chanson water ionizer

DEHYDRATION – 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. We recommend you drink a minimum of half your body weight in ounces of water daily.

OMG I HAVE TO PEE! Worried about having to get up during the night to urinate frequently after drinking all this water? That issue should go away after about a 2 week adjustment period.

DEHYDRATION DURING SLEEP – Most of us experience dehydration when we sleep, which can cause symptoms in the body such as muscle cramps, and overall restlessness, as the body basically struggles to utilize whatever fluids you have given it throughout the day to do what it needs to do.

So for example, we sweat while we sleep as part of the detoxification process, and if we are already dehydrated the body doesn’t have enough water to sweat out and holds onto the water it does have, creating water weight and a toxic body.

BRAIN – You may be sleeping, but your brain and body still have work to do. One of the first things to become dehydrated is our brain, which then cannot function at optimal level. We believe that when you are hydrated with ionized alkaline water, your brain is able to move you into the stages of sleep with greater ease.

NUTRIENT ASSIMILATION – While we sleep, we are assimilating the nutrients of the day, and ionized alkaline water helps the body to better absorb nutrients, making the body’s process easier as we sleep. Unlike any other water, ionized alkaline water is far more effective at delivering nutrients and oxygen on a cellular level.

Ionized alkaline water enables your brain to move you into the stages of sleep with ease. Click To Tweet

ACIDITY – We are most acidic at 2 am (and most alkaline at 2 pm). So by drinking ionized alkaline water before bed and upon waking you are helping your body buffer the acidity as well as the dehydration of slumber. We recommend drinking 1-2 glasses immediately upon rising to replace water lost during sleep through breathing and sweating

TESTIMONIALS – Many of our customers report better sleep after switching to Chanson Water, it’s one of the most common things they tell us and we hope it will help you too!

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6 Natural Ways to Boost Your Energy

We’ve all faced sudden bouts of fatigue and have likely looked to coffee, soda, or energy drinks for a temporary boost to get through a particularly challenging morning, commute, or afternoon slump from time to time.

The problem with these temporary solutions is that they are acidifying to the body and very difficult to neutralize. When large amounts of caffeinated beverages are consumed on a regular basis, we are contributing to an underlying cause of fatigue: dehydration.

Despite the fact that all beverages have a water content, caffeinated beverages make the body steal alkaline minerals from itself in order to offset the acidity, which is a very draining process.

But fortunately there are many natural alternatives to caffeine which can help boost your energy when needed.

#1. Drink ionized alkaline water

Ionized alkaline water from an electric water ionizer is supercharged and naturally energizing. Not only will it deliver antioxidants and bioavailable minerals to your cells, but it is microclustered for deeper hydration. Because it is said that the number one cause of the dreaded “afternoon slump” is due to dehydration, this is great news. Tap and bottled waters simply can’t compete with ionized alkaline water because they are acidic on the pH scale and oxidizing to the body. By nourishing your body with filtered ionized alkaline water you are fueling your internal gas tank with the best and most energizing water on the planet. For an added boost, you can try adding a pinch of natural sea salt to your water.

#2. Get enough sleep

Obviously sleep deprivation is a cause of fatigue and damaging to the body. By getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night you are allowing your body to heal and rejuvenate itself. If you feel that you don’t have enough hours in the day to get enough sleep then it is time to re-evaluate your schedule and your priorities.

#3. Make time for exercise

Everyone knows that exercise can be an instant mood and energy booster. Even going for a short walk on your lunch break may be able to rev up your hormones and get your body geared up for tackling the rest of the day.

#4. Get juicing

Juicing regularly is one of the healthiest things you can do. It provides your body with an abundance of healthy alkaline minerals and helps offset toxicity and deficiency. Aim to drink at least one fresh made juice or smoothie a day, and focus on getting as many green leafy vegetables and alkaline fruits like avocado and lemon in it as possible. Avoid using overly sugary fruits like pineapple and banana, which can cause a spike in blood sugar and defeat the purpose of healthy juicing and smoothie making.

#5. Choose healthy snacks and eat only until full

Nuts and seeds are great healthy alkaline snacks that provide an energy boost. We recommend pre-soaking them overnight for easier digestion and then carrying a small bag of them around with you. Raw veggies are also a great alkaline snack choice that can keep you energized. And eating only until full allows your body not to be overburdened and thus to have more energy to spare.

#6. Watch what you eat

It’s no secret that heavy or fried foods like pasta and French fries can zap your energy instead of providing energy. By choosing salads or other alkaline, raw foods instead of unhealthy and acidic foods you are providing your body with an healthy energy source instead of an energy drain.

By implementing any or all of these natural solutions, you won’t have to worry about grabbing an unhealthy beverage to combat an afternoon slump or bleary-eyed commute to work again!