Nothing About Real Estate But...It May save a life.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291



        A friend, who is also a former Registered Nurse, sent me the article below from the Mayo Clinic.

Even though it has nothing to do with Real Estate, I thought it was important enough to share with you.

 Read it, remember it and pass it on.

                                                       It just may save a life.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              



AND HEART ATTACKS --- Life saving info! 


''A cardiologist determined that heart attacks can be triggered by dehydration. Good Thing To Know From The Mayo Clinic.


How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything before going to bed because they'll have to get up during the night?


Heart Attack and Water - Drinking one glass of water before going to bed avoids stroke or heart attack.  


Interesting.......Something else I didn't know ... why people need to urinate so much at night time.

Answer from my Cardiac Doctor: Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc.) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. I knew you needed your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.

Correct time to drink water...  From A Cardiac Specialist. 


Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body: 2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs. 1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion.


1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure.

1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack.

My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.

 Aspirin Water


Mayo Clinic on Aspirin - Dr. Virend Somers is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic who is the lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, When the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.

1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night. The Reason:  Aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life"; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.

2. Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest; for years. (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).


Something that we can do to help ourselves: Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets. Why keep Aspirin by your bedside? It's about Heart Attacks - There are other symptoms of a heart attack besides the pain in the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently.

Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack. The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep. If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water. Afterwards - Call 911. Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by. Say "heart attack!" - Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins. - Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and ........DO NOT LIE DOWN!''



Margaret Rome 410-530-2400




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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I drink a lot of water all day long.  I don't shy away from it at night

Jun 18, 2016 02:45 PM #1
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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William Feela Sounds like you are doing the right thing. Thanks for taking time to stop by.

Jun 18, 2016 02:49 PM #2
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Those are good tips. Drinking a glass of water at bedtime will become my new norm, starting tonight.

Jun 18, 2016 08:30 PM #3
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Margaret.  Interesting as I did not know a lot of this.  Can't take aspirins due to surgery..

Jun 18, 2016 09:04 PM #4
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

Yes...this is great advice...and we de practice the water nightly ritual.

Jun 18, 2016 09:08 PM #5
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland Something the old timers have known for many years, but it takes a physician with a $500,000 degree to state it before anyone listens.  Lots of water also dramatically helps with your complexion!

Jun 18, 2016 10:22 PM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Thank you very much for sharing this important information.

Have a very healthy week.

Jun 19, 2016 12:30 AM #7
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Margaret - Thank you for those tips. I probably ought to drink more water than I do, but I've been taking aspirin daily since 1970, when the doctors became subjects of that big nationwide trial - I figured that if they were doing it, I would too.

Jun 19, 2016 05:47 AM #8
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Oh my goodness.  Something so simple can mean so much to our health.  Thank you so much for sharing.

Jun 19, 2016 08:33 AM #9
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Chris Ann Cleland  I agree...something so simple can mean so much. Thanks for stopping by.

Jun 19, 2016 09:58 AM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Margaret- We both have a large glass of water with us by our bed and do drink it before going to bed and during the night.  I have taken a baby aspirin for years.  Larry is already on blood thinners so doesn't take one.  

Jun 19, 2016 11:10 AM #11
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Kathy Streib Looks like you two are ahead of the game. Be well and enjoy each other.

Jun 19, 2016 11:14 AM #12
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ,

I caught this when Roy Kelley re-bloged your post! I've always taken the baby aspirin at night as my doctor told me why. I am going to drink more water..I know I don't drink enough..will definitely try and down a whole glass before going to bed!

Jun 25, 2016 09:05 PM #13
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL - (561) 716-7824 - CRS, ABR, GRI

Great information Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland .  Definitely worth passing along (think I'll remind Richard too!)

Jun 04, 2017 11:41 AM #14
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Margaret. Such an important message and/or reminder. Thank you.

Jun 05, 2017 05:25 AM #15
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the information. I wish I knew about it earlier. I will bookmark this post and share with others.

Jun 15, 2017 03:08 AM #16
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