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Old 09-22-2010, 10:38 AM   #21
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I do know people who do this, but I'm not one of them. I'm looking more for a toilet at night than water if I wake up... I do chug alot of water all day long.
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:43 AM   #22
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Cats would drink out of a glass of water if I had it--nothing tastes as good as YOUR water to them!
I only wake up thirsty if I've had too much salt in my dinner.
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I keep a glass of water in the bathroom since that is where I am usually headed if I do wake up during the night (and I drink lots of water during the day).
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I start out with an empty glass and fill it up as the night proceeds (it's a guy thing, don't U know?)...
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How many of you have a glass of water by your bed? Mine is there now, but wasn't there when I was in my thirties.

So. what's the deal?

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It's an effect of environmental degradation. Pollution of our precious lakes and rivers by the military industrial complex has rendered the water itself less wet.

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Cats would drink out of a glass of water if I had it--nothing tastes as good as YOUR water to them!
I only wake up thirsty if I've had too much salt in my dinner.
That's why I started using a cup with a lid.
I don't have water on the night stand any more.
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I start out with an empty glass and fill it up as the night proceeds (it's a guy thing, don't U know?)...
Maybe this would help with the cat thing.

Second the mouth open, throat dry scenario. Chronic rhinitis makes it difficult for me at night. Need that glass of H20, room temp please.
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DH has always kept a glass of water next to his side of the bed, always. I think when he was growing up his overprotective mother would always heed the "I'm thirsty!" nighttime calls from him and his siblings, unlike in my family. I rarely bring water with me at night, and I don't think our adult kids do either.
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I started keeping water next to my bed only in the last couple of years. Started with a bottle of spring water but since I am trying to use less plastic, I fill a glass and take a swig if I feel a little thirsty. This past Christmas a co-worker gave me a beautiful red wine goblet that she hand painted, and I like to use this glass...it looks very pretty next to the bed. I also have an antique cranberry glass mini decanter with a tumbler that fits over it that belonged to my parents. I am afraid to use it by the bed as I don't want to break it...I want to keep it pristine for when my son donates it to the Goodwill after he cleans out my house upon my demise.
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I personally don't keep a glass of water by my bed but, when we have guests, I leave a bottle of water in their room.
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Glass or bottle of water by the bed every night, if I wake up, I'm always dry so it's handy. I usually finish it in the morning if there is any still left.
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I used to keep a glass of water by the bed, but stopped. It usually sits there unused and it doesn't seem to matter how much ice was in it, it is room temperature by the middle of the night. Besides once I put a lot of ice in the glass, it was more humid than normal and so much water condensed on the glass that there was a puddle on the night stand and the top was ruined. Funny enough, when our washing machine flooded, the feet got wet and furniture restoration specialist took it and fixed the top. Just seems ironic.

On the other hand, I always need a bottle of water when I am in a hotel room. Most tap water tastes funny to me so I would rather not drink it. I think its more psychological. You know, when you don't have access to something you seem to need it.

Used to need to get up and use the facilities several times a night. Did a lot of research and took saw palmetto. One of the few herbal remedies that actually have been proven to work. Old guy urinary problems gone. Downside, I was only in my thirties!!
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I used to keep a glass of water by the bed, but stopped. It usually sits there unused and it doesn't seem to matter how much ice was in it, it is room temperature by the middle of the night. Besides once I put a lot of ice in the glass, it was more humid than normal and so much water condensed on the glass that there was a puddle on the night stand and the top was ruined.
I have a new bedside cabinet that goes with my new bed I bought last year. My water goes into a double walled insulated mug (no condensation) that I top with a overturned small paper plate (to keep out any flying matter passing by). I have a nice pretty glass plate that I always keep on my night stand. So, every night I take my ugly old insulated mug, filled with ice and water, place it on my pretty plate and top it with my small paper plate. I've got a system.
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That's why I started using a cup with a lid.
I don't have water on the night stand any more.
I got tired of cleaning up broken glasses that kitty pushed off the table so keep my glass inside a drawer. Whenever I'm home there is a water glass near me. A photo box has been re-purposed to protect the glass from kitty in the living room. I'm amazed to see friends chug four glasses of ice tea with lunch; I can't drink that much all at once but sip water all day and always carry a small water bottle since it came into fashion here.
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I have a new bedside cabinet that goes with my new bed I bought last year. My water goes into a double walled insulated mug (no condensation) that I top with a overturned small paper plate (to keep out any flying matter passing by).
Events in your bed sound more exciting than those in mine.

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I haven't found any local laws prohibiting the refilling of those plastic bottles, so I like to thing we're easy too. Securely attached cap keeps water in, and bad stuff out. A total frozen plastic bottle filled with total frozen water (some call it ice) will stay cold all night. It melts enough to allow a swig every few hours of the coldest most refreshing water possible.
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Wow, I thought everyone had water by the bed.

But, a glass? That's crazy talk. It's got to be a water bottle so you can reach out to where it's always kept, and drink without moving your head.
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Wow, I thought everyone had water by the bed.

But, a glass? That's crazy talk. It's got to be a water bottle so you can reach out to where it's always kept, and drink without moving your head.
I see the error of my ways.
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I've had a covered insulated mug on the bathroom counter, filled nightly with ice and water for at least the last 17 years or so (since we got an ice maker). When I was a kid, we had a well, and the water coming from the sink was cool enough for me, but the city water we have now needs to be filtered and chilled. When traveling, I just fill the ice bucket or drink from a bottle in the mini-bar fridge. My insulated mug is 32 ounces, and between DW and myself, we rarely drink more than a cup during the night, but always have at least a sip (to replace just a bit of what was lost moments prior).

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