Salty or spicy meals
It’s not just what you drink during the day that influences your thirst at night; what you eat can also be very influential. For example, have you eaten a spicy or very salty meal? Then your body will still be busy burning this food during the night, which can cause heartburn in some cases. Do you have heartburn more often during the night? This can be a sign that you’ve caught the flu or, in the worst case, it can be a sign of diabetes. Does the heartburn persist and are you regularly waking up at night feeling thirsty? It would be smart to visit your doctor in that case.
A good solution for nightly thirst is to drink enough during the day and to avoid salty foods as much as you can. A few big glasses of water or caffeine-free tea can do wonders for your night’s rest. Also, prepare yourself by placing a big glass of water on your nightstand before going to bed. This will save you a trip to the kitchen or bathroom to fill a glass and this might help you fall asleep again more quickly after drinking the water to quench your thirst.