Most doctors recommend drinking 8 glasses of water a day to stay hydrated. But many people struggle to meet the required amount of water intake, so they use different methods to remind themselves to keep this healthy habit. And putting a glass of water on your nightstand is a good reminder to take a sip first thing in the morning. However, keeping water near your bed may not be as beneficial as you thought.
Virala Buzz investigated this curious topic and now we’re ready to explain to our readers why it’s better to make yourself a fresh glass of water in the morning instead of drinking some from the glass that has been on your nightstand since last night.
Some debris may end up in your water.
Pouring water in an open glass and leaving it until the morning may make it more susceptible to different kinds of invaders. There’s a chance that mosquitoes, flies and other insects end up in your glass during the night. Some dust and other debris may also get into your water while you’re sleeping and you might not notice it while drinking your water first thing in the morning.
The water may change its taste.
If you fill your glass with tap water, it probably contains chlorine that’s added for disinfection. But chlorine will start to evaporate during night hours, changing the taste of the water. As a result, you may think the water tastes a bit stale if you’re used to sipping on fresh tap water.
Your water turns into a perfect breeding ground for germs.
When you take a sip of water, you transfer millions of bacteria from your mouth to the glass and then to the water. So if you decide to drink some water out of that glass in the evening while trying to fall asleep, germs will get inside and multiply by morning.