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Waking up thirsty in the night ? - December 29th 2013, 09:11 PM

I know I am drinking enough - well okay I dont like 100% know I am but I'm pretty sure I am but basically I will have a drink before I go to bed usually a mug of herbal tea or something similar, I will go to sleep - but then I will wake up through out the night thirsty, and not like just a little bit thirsty but thirsty to the point where I feel like my throat has been dried by a piece of kitchen roll / or kitchen towel / kitchen tissue and I always take a drink up to bed with me. I've been getting headaches a-lot more recently too. During the day I tend to drink anything from like 2 bottles of cola or fizzy pop to about 4 bottles of fizzy pop, some tea and coffee and occasionalyl some juice too. Then when I go to bed I fill up a drinking bottle with some orange squash/cordial type stuff and will drink some of that after my tea, but I'm still finding myself waking up in the night like really thirsty... does anyone have any ways I can stop this happening as its really disturbing my sleep...



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Re: Waking up thirsty in the night ? - December 29th 2013, 09:18 PM

Hi there,

I know how to make you feel better: WATER!

You said you drink many things before you sleep and during the day, but I noticed in your list that water was missing. You need water more than any other liquid!
Soda only makes you more thirsty. It does not quench your thirst.
Neither does coffee, tea, or sports drinks.
Try drinking two bottles of water or more everyday. I promise you that your headaches will become less frequent/go away completely and your sleep will improve.

And make sure you're not sleeping with a fan on or with your mouth open, as these can cause dryness in your throat.

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Re: Waking up thirsty in the night ? - December 29th 2013, 09:21 PM

Is it hot at night? I know that my mom has the same issue, especially in the winter, because the heat is on and it makes things really dry for her, so she has to keep a water bottle beside her bed. Maybe heat could be an issue?


   
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Re: Waking up thirsty in the night ? - December 29th 2013, 09:26 PM

Yeah I very rarely drink plain water, I dont know if it has anything to do with it but because of the headaches I've been taking extra strong ibuprofen so I dont know if that could be making me more thirsty or if that is just like a coincidence ?

As fas as I know I sleep with my mouth shut/closed. theres no heating on at night - I have a duvet and fleecey blanket on top of my duvet and I wear cotton pyjamas at night, before going to bed I wear a fleecey onesie but don't sleep in it as it would be like way to hot..

Would the ibuprofen have something to do with it ?



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Re: Waking up thirsty in the night ? - December 29th 2013, 09:34 PM

Possibly. Does it list the side effects?
If so, that could be causing your thirst, if you take it too often.


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Re: Waking up thirsty in the night ? - December 29th 2013, 09:35 PM

I looked up the side effects of Ibuprofen on MayoClinic here. Dry mouth and thirst were both under the rare side effect list.


   
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Re: Waking up thirsty in the night ? - December 29th 2013, 09:41 PM

Ah so it could be I'm simply suffering from the side effects of ibuprofen and not know it. I think I'll try no ibuprofen tonight and see what happens. I cant imagine taking a 400mg ibuprofen is doing me kidneys and such like any good as it is

Also I dont know if it has like anything to do with it or not but I seem to be getting cramp in my foot - and my foot will like really cramp to the point where my toes are like curling under - I dont know if this is to do with the thirst or if this is just another crazy thing my body is doing - with the cramp i have noticed that if i like dont have any salt or very little salt during the day it doesnt cramp but i have like quite alot of salt I get the foot cramp. Thinking of it could the salt be the cause for my thirstyness and headaches



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Re: Waking up thirsty in the night ? - December 29th 2013, 10:00 PM

Honestly, you could just be dehydrated from all the soda and the lack of water. One sign of dehydration is headaches. Another sign of dehydration can have to do with the color of urine, typically the closer it is to clear the more hydrated you are.

I'd recommend not taking so much ibuprofen and drinking more water and less soda and see if that helps.



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Re: Waking up thirsty in the night ? - December 29th 2013, 10:05 PM

Okay I don't know if it's to much information or not but my urine is sort not dark yellow, but its a very light yellow, so going by that it could be that I am possibly a little dehydrated. Sorry for keep questioning things, I just get like really paranoid when it comes to things like and kind of somehow convince myself I am slowly dying of some terrible disease or something like that which I know is not the case.. but I just get like extremely / really paranoid.



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Re: Waking up thirsty in the night ? - December 30th 2013, 03:51 PM

Anything with caffeine in it technically dehydrates you and that could be what is causing your headaches. Maybe cut back your caffeine intake and increase your water intake. If you don't like plain water, try adding low calorie water flavoring. Gatorade is another thing that works also, but I wouldn't recommend drinking it often because it has high amounts of sodium.


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Re: Waking up thirsty in the night ? - December 30th 2013, 05:18 PM

Okay so last night I did not take any ibuprofen, and I found that I didn't wake up once thirsty, I woke up in the morning thirsty though.



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Re: Waking up thirsty in the night ? - January 3rd 2014, 03:48 AM

I looked on my one drug book app and dry mouth isn't even listed for ibuprofen. I'll check the one that my hospital uses when I go in tomorrow as they changed subscription keys a few times a year.

I don't think it's the ibuprofen in all honesty. You're more likely to give yourself a stomach ulcer than to have a rare side effect. I would look into video taping yourself at night to see if you are sleeping with your mouth open. One big concern could be sleep apnea.

Dry mouth is usually caused by sleeping with your mouth open. It could also be caused by other health concerns like high blood sugar but I would start with seeing if you are sleeping with your mouth open and are unaware of it. Do you become congested at all during the night too?
   
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