Personal post, but I know I’m not the only one. It takes a heavy toll on my sleep, and therefore recovery. Does anyone else feel like hydration and sleep are in an endless tug of war?
For me it goes like this. I drink pretty much to thirst throughout my day and evening. A glass of water with dinner and then sipping on another glass throughout the evening. If I stop there, my bladder invariably wakes me up between 6 and 7 hours after I go to sleep. Kind of the worst possible time, since I’m targeting 8 hours of sleep. Quite often I fail to get back to sleep for the last 1-2 hours and then start my workout and day under-rested. If I drink a little extra before bed, I wake up earlier in the night (3am or so) and usually have more success getting back to sleep. This is my sweet spot (though I would love to not get up at all). But if I misjudge and drink a little too much, I run the risk of waking up twice, which can be even worse than the 1-2 hours early situation. Does anyone have strategies for avoiding or at least controlling this sleep interruption? I used to generally go 8+ hours without issue. Not sure if it’s the training or just getting older. TIA