I have empirical evidence as to the importance:
I woke up yesterday,
Feeling like a cheap TV dinner, microwaved for the 5th time.
Hot flashes, lethargy, stomach upset.
I did everything slowly, half-heartedly,
Considering a nap,
But not convinced I could fall asleep.
As previously reported,
I decided to push through.
Took a meandering walk,
Returned to do simple things,
And. Drink. Water.
Only to look up at 7:52pm.
And drink more.
By the time dinner was done,
My body had lifted, partially.
Enough to close the day,
Drinking water while wondering,
Am I going to wake up to pee, in a panic, at 2am?
It wouldn’t be the first time.
But, 6 hours later I woke up,
Uneventfully, except for the fact that
I felt human again.
Good chef-made meals,
Don’t use dehydrated potato flakes.