Last summer I noticed that when I was waking up I was feeling pretty dehydrated; I chalked it up to using an air-conditioner in my room…but with the autumn and winter it hasn’t changed. I guess it’s drier outside, and maybe I breathe through my mouth when I sleep…but that’s not really new.
The past 8 weeks it was particularly brutal, I woke up a couple times in the night so dehydrated I was in physical pain and ended up violently chugging from the water jug I keep by my bed and spilling it all over.
Obviously the first thought is diabetes; I haven’t bought one of those blood-glucose test things, I’m honestly terrified of the prospect of being diabetic and almost threw up in CVS the last time I almost bought one. The thing is, I’m not groggy at all when I wake up, I’m always energetic straight out of bed, I have been my whole life. I don’t have any unexplained weight loss, my energy is fine throughout the day, I’m not peeing more than normal, etc. As soon as I drink some water in the morning I’m fine.
Any ideas? If it is my sinuses bothering me when I sleep, any ideas on how to stop it? Should I take some aspirin to reduce swelling in my sinuses?? I don’t think my kidneys are failing (I hope they’re not anyway), I’m in good shape, I’m 34, and I don’t have any health concerns outside of this.