Good Sleep Tips To Keep You Happy

Did you drink your eight 8-ounce glasses of water today? Sure, it’s a lot to swallow, but you need those 64 ounces of [H.sub.2]O to fight fatigue and boost your energy, says Dr. Clark. Consider this: Even mild dehydration–losing as little as 1/2 cup of body water–affects your physical and mental performance. That’s because your body uses water in every metabolic reaction, especially in breaking down the energy nutrients. It allows carbohydrates, fats, and proteins to be metabolized in the cells, where they create energy and take care of other body functions.

Sleeping better is within your grasp!

Sleeping better is within your grasp!

“If you notice that certain days you get fatigued and get headaches, ask yourself, `Am I drinking the right amount of water? Or am I drinking too much of the wrong stuff, such as caffeinated products?'” says Dr. Clark. (Beverages with caffeine don’t hydrate your body as effectively as those without caffeine.) If you’re not drinking enough you could develop low-grade but chronic fatigue.

Dr. Clark’s recommendation: Drink 8 to 10 glasses (8 ounces each) of water a day; 4 to 6