Of course, you shouldn’t banish your water bottle from the bedroom entirely–if you’re especially thirsty, go ahead and take a sip! Plus, some people take evening medications or wish to dabble in sleep supplements, which typically require some gulps of water to make swallowing easier. Harris agrees: “That’s fine, but try to limit [the water] to 8 ounces max,” she says.
In our humble opinion, taking advantage of powerful sleep-promoting ingredients (like our blend of magnesium bisglycinate, jujube, and PharmaGABA(R) in sleep support+) outweighs the potential effects from the extra fluid.* And anyway, you only need a couple of sips to swallow a couple of capsules–way less than 8 ounces.
Again, just remember to prioritize adequate hydration throughout the day: “I encourage everyone in the morning, if you’ve had a rough night of sleep, start your day with a big glass of water,” says Harris. “I always have water with a lemon slice in it.”