As someone who suffers with Sickle Cell, I try as much as I can to keep hydrated during the day but most especially when I wake up in the morning.  

Dehydration can make the blood to sickle because of reduced oxygen level and thereby result in a crisis.  You therefore do not want to be without water at any time but most especially, after exertion, in the heat, if you have a fever or when you have an infection.

If you are able to do so, always carry a bottle of water with you, this is probably the advice I can give you.  I know that I have had moments over the years, where I have been somewhere without any water and  I have exerted myself and it has not gone well afterwards.  So, now, I make sure I have a bottle of water around me or some liquid.

I know some people think what is the point of drinking water but but for someone with sickle cell, the point of drinking water is a very important one.  You really want to help yourself and carry that bottle of water with you wherever you go.

Have you thought of having a bottle by your bedside, just in case you wake up in the middle of the night, you can take a sip or when you wake up first thing in the morning.

Get drinking, lots of water

Ref: http:www.webmd.com



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