The Smart Person’s Guide to Water – Stop The Every 20 Minute Pee Break Cycle

Stop the “Every 20 Minute Pee Breaks”

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You know irritating it is…

…you get ready to leave your house and you think oops, what if traffic is bad’. So you stop, turn around and head to the toilet just to be sure.

…or how about when you’re on that deadline, and , you’ve been sipping water all day to keep you brain functioning at optimal…but…grrr…have to pee AGAIN!

…you’ve been on hold for 30 minutes and finally reached a real, live person…and bummer, you have to ring off to use the loo

…and most irritating…you’re just about to drop into the land of nod and, suddenly…no, surely not, no, I’ll make it through the night, oh yeah, I better get up and go pee’…you throw the covers back, leave your comfy spot and stumble to the toilet with half closed eyes hoping you will be able to fall back to sleep.


It happens to all of us. Especially, when we are focused on health, cleansing, weight release, optimal brain function or anti-aging.

All the experts tell us, drink water. Drink half your weight in ounces as a maintenance level. It’s so easy to give up on ever being well hydrated because all those pee breaks seem to eat away time.


Try this trick for staying optimally hydrated for optimal brain function, high productivity and H2-Obviously Better Skin.


Chunk It

Just like you chunk together errands and tasks, drink your water in chunks throughout the day.

Sipping water all day will make you need to pee every 20 – 30 minutes. Your hard working kidneys will feel like they are running a marathon every single day because they don’t get a chance to recover.

Instead, drink your room temp or warmer water in 16-24 ounce chunks 3-4 times a day.

Drink 16-24 ounces of water in 3 – 10 minutes for optimal results.


  • kidneys will begin to flush out sediment
  • digestion will be stronger
  • increased productivity because of fewer pee breaks
  • better brain function because its easier to stay hydrated
  • boosts immunity
  • decreases inflammation
  • speeds recovery and healing

Optimal times to drink

  • Upon rising ~ Drink 24 ounces of water within 10 minutes of waking because your body is dehydrated when you wake up.
  • 1 hour before meals ~ This will help to stimulate peristalsis in the digestive system without diluting precious digestive juices.
  • 2 hours before bed ~ No one wants to wake up to pee. Take control and plan to avoid it and you will be able to process water through by bedtime.
  • 1 hour before workout ~ Do this and you may not have to carry water or stop for that water break…unless you are over exercising…in that case, consider working with your body instead of against it.

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Tell Me Beautiful…

How much water to you drink a day? What is your best hydration tip?


  1. I have a terrible habit of not drinking water for this very reason. I also would not consider myself a person that needs a lot of fluids and rarely get thirsty. I can go all day without drinking anything at all.. (except my morning coffee 🙂 Thanks for providing these tips. This is something that I will definitely try. I know the importance of keeping hydrated!

  2. I love this, thank you Rommy. Makes perfect sense to me. Like food, we are supposed to enjoy our meals and take a break from all the snacking in between in order to rest our digestive system. So drinking water in phases rather than constantly is perfect too. Great article.

  3. Great Article, Rommy,
    Love all the info and it gets to the point on a much asked question.
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    Thanks, and keep up the great work.

  4. This is a great article, Rommy! I agree, water in chucks makes sense to give our kidneys a break and our bladder. I will be doing this..thanks for sharing

  5. I can definitely relate to this article! I think drinking water in chunks makes sense and I know I need to stop drinking coffee and drink more water! Thanks, Rommy.

  6. Love my water! I drink about a gallon each day – sometimes lemon slices, sometimes the Doterra lemon OR grapefruit essential oil. I am so glad my kids have picked up this healthy habit – now working on the hubby…

  7. These are such important tips! Thanks!!

  8. I drink so much water but never thought about actually going every 20 minutes. I wake like the rest of us, when the empty the tank alert goes off. This is great. Thanks.

  9. Vanessa Cunningham says:

    Great post. The water intervals makes so much sense. I use to drink throughout that day and it was super annoying. I now drink in “chunks” to avoid that.

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