Caffeine Replacement: Early Morning Water

by Dan on July 17, 2009


Hey guys,

I’ve done so much inner/outer work on myself this year that it’s often difficult to attribute what benefit to what source.

However, there is one extremely easy practice I’d like to share that I found specific benefit from immediately.

As I’ve said here before, I used to need a lot of sleep, at least 9-10 hours.  Even if I got that sleep, I would need 2-3 big cups of coffee during the day to stay up.

Now I fall asleep easy, wake up 6.5 to 7.5 hours later without an alarm, and need no caffeine.  I also somehow need no bathroom break in the middle of the night, despite drinking more fluids than before.

Of course, Sedona Method and EFT helped with this a lot, but there’s another easy “outer action” to take.

Drink 20 oz. cold water right when you wake up.

I was browsing a book in the health section of Borders, which looked very unscientific, so I was about to put it back when I saw a line saying, “Your body dehydrates through the night, so drink 20 oz of water right when you wake up to make up for it.”   It actually might have been 16 oz or 24 oz, not entirely sure.  Anyway, I thought this was a very low-investment experiment to try out, scientific or not, so I’ve been doing it for a week.

The trick is, you can’t wait a couple hours and drink the water.  I have long drunk over the suggested 8 glasses of water per day, which was very healthy, but didn’t help my need for caffeine.  If you wake up at 8 am, and drink your 20 oz at 9 am, you won’t get the benefit.  Just get up, go to the bathroom if you have to, and then pour yourself a glass of cold water, then another glass if your cup isn’t big enough.  Drink up.  Pour the water before you check your email, before you turn your computer on, before you eat, before showering, etc.

I’m not sure if it HAS to be cold, but that’s what I’ve been doing, so far.  Also, I’m assuming that spring water or purified water will be better than from the tap, but that’s my own thought.

What I’ve noticed is after having the water, my initial grogginess of having woken up quickly disappears and if I had coffee at that point, I’d  just be jittery.  There’s seriously no point in having caffeine once you get your energy level to the right amount.

Definitely worth a week’s experiment.  Try it out.


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