Do you get up multiple times during the night?
For many years, I drank water or tea only up to 1-2 hours before bedtime. My connective tissue was so dehydrated that liquids went right though me.
Why does dehydrated connective tissue resist the uptake of fluidity when we drink liquids?
Consider a sponge. When you leave for a trip, that sponge becomes dried-out, hard, and brittle. You place it under running water and observe that it doesn't absorb water as easily as an already-damp sponge. To help rehydrate that sponge, you may squeeze or pump it.
That's a big part of what we're doing when we MELT.
We apply hands-off bodywork techniques to draw fluidity into a local region of connective tissue, then distribute hydration globally throughout the body. Our bodies are fluid-based systems. How important do you think hydration is for optimal wellness?
P.S. I now enjoy my favorite beverages right up till bedtime. I sleep better, awaken earlier, and feel more rested and ready to go. How cool is that?