When it comes to managing multiple sclerosis (MS) and promoting overall health, one simple yet often overlooked tip is to drink water. While it may seem like common knowledge, the timing, quantity, and temperature of the water you consume can make a significant difference.
After experiencing weeks of headaches and MS-related pains, I discovered that drinking water first thing in the morning can help reduce these symptoms. However, it’s crucial to make water your first beverage of the day. Even consuming coffee or juice just 10 minutes before drinking water can still result in morning headaches and discomfort.
In addition to timing, the temperature of the water you drink can also play a role in managing MS symptoms. I found that drinking cold water in the morning helps alleviate brain fog, whereas room temperature water has no effect. This may be because cold water helps regulate body temperature upon waking, which is particularly beneficial for individuals with MS, as heat plays a big role in symptoms.
Furthermore, drinking a full glass of water is most effective, though all at once or over a few minutes makes no difference.
While the exact reasons behind the positive effects of water on MS symptoms are not fully understood, it is evident that water is a vital component for human survival. By prioritizing water intake and consuming it first thing in the morning, individuals with MS can experience improved well-being.
While this is specific to MS, the positive effects of drinking water extend to individuals without the condition as well.