Lockdown in Italy has generated increased cases of stress, anxiety and sleep disorders according to a recent study. Researchers at the Piepoli Institute found that 60% of Italians have suffered from this during the COVID 19 lockdown. According to Professor Umberto Solimene, a member of the Sanpellegrino Observatory and President of the World Federation of Thermalism (FEMTEC), one way to relieve anxiety and sleep problems is to drink water.
"Proper hydration based on magnesium and sodium can help us better deal with stress and its effects on our emotional system and body,” he notes. “In addition, water is a fundamental element for promoting intestinal regularity and improving the digestive process, with a positive impact on sleep. For those with digestive problems, a mineral water of the bicarbonate-sulphate type is particularly useful: these two mineral salts help digestion because they stimulate the liver and pancreas, and promote the action of digestive enzymes.”