“Fluid within your body redistributes itself when you are lying down, and some of it pools in the skin around your eyes as you sleep,” says Kalika. While some puffiness is normal, excess alcohol and sodium, not enough water, and stress can exacerbate the problem. He recommends splashing cold water on your face first thing in the morning, patting it dry with a towel, and applying light pressure around your eyes to reduce the swelling.
Despite your best efforts and religious application of deodorant, it’s perfectly normal to wake up smelly, especially in the underarm area. A lot has to do with metabolic processes taking place while you sleep, according to Kalika. “Your body takes advantage of this downtime to detoxify, eliminating toxins through sweat and lymph, so bacteria on your skin act on the excretions, creating unsavory odors,” he says. “Drinking plenty of water and eating a whole-food, plant-based diet can dramatically reduce morning body odor.” Don’t bother stressing these 14 bizarre bodily functions you cannot control.
Despite your level of hydration, you probably wake up with darker-than-normal pee. This is because your kidneys have been at rest for so long, according to Dr. Sam. “Your kidneys are part of the renal system, or urinary tract, along with the ureters, bladder, and the urethra, so if they are resting, your urine is concentrated, and therefore darker in color,” she explains.