How many people do you know say they don’t want to drink anything before going to bed because they will have to get up during the night?
Well, read below for an interesting article on ‘Heart Attacks and Water’. It may just save your life!
When the question was posed to a Cardiac Specialist as to why people need to urinate so much at night time, he answered: ‘Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down, however, the lower body is level with the kidneys. It is then that the kidneys remove the water more easily.
It’s widely known that your body needs water to help flush the toxins from your body. But when are the best times to drink water?
Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body in the following ways:
- 2 glasses of water after waking up – helps activate your internal organs
- 1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal – helps digestion
- 1 glass of water before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure
- 1 glass of water before going to bed – avoids stroke or heart attack
In addition to this, a Physician stated that water at bed time will also help prevent night-time leg cramps as your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp.
Most heart attacks occur during the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having an attack during the night, when the heart should be most at rest, generally means that something unusual happened. It may indicate that sleep apnoea was to blame.
1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night.
The reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour “half-life” therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the early hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.
2. Aspirin has a long lifespan, it can last for several years (Note: When it gets old, it usually releases a vinegarette odour).
Something you should know: Bayer is making crystal aspirin which will dissolve instantly on the tongue. It will work faster than the tablets.
Why keep Aspirin by your bedside?
Besides feeling a pain in your left arm, there are other symptoms of heart attacks. One must also be aware of intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and excessive sweating; however, these symptoms occur less frequently.
Note: There is often NO pain in the chest during a heart attack!
The majority of people who have heart attacks during their sleep do not wake up.
It is possible, however, that the chest pain may wake you up. If that happens, immediately take two aspirins swallowed with some water.
Then call ER24 on: 084 124 and phone a neighbour or family member that live close by. Inform them that you are possibly experiencing a heart attack and that you have taken Aspirin.
Take a seat in an easily accessible place and wait for help... DO NOT LIE DOWN!
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