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A medical condition

Understanding what Nocturia is and that you are not alone

A medical

Nocturia is a medical condition where you wake up to urinate during the main sleep period. It is the most common sleep complaint and is estimated to affect 90 million people worldwide.

Nocturia has a biological cause and can usually be managed fairly easily by changing your lifestyle habits or with medication.

Nocturia may occur for a number of reasons, but the most common cause is:

Nocturnal Polyuria (NP)

Where your kidneys produce too much urine at night.

Other possible causes include:

Bladder (OAB)

Which can result from an oversensitive or irritable bladder, making you feel as if you have to urinate suddenly.

Benign Prostatic
Hyperplasia (BPH)

When your prostate (a gland found only in men) is larger than it should be, making you urinate more often.

Nocturia affects men and women equally and becomes more common as we age, which is why it’s often mistaken as ‘a natural part of getting older and can’t be treated’. This is not true; Nocturia is surprisingly common, even in younger adults, and can be treated.

If you suffer from Nocturia you are not alone.




Adults aged
20-40 suffer from




Men and women
over the age of 70
suffer from Nocturia

Impact of Nocturia

Constantly getting up in the night to go to the bathroom can have detrimental effects on your quality of sleep and productiveness during the day. Scientific analysis suggests that Nocturia can be as damaging to your productivity as other chronic conditions, including: asthma, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, and gout.

Poor quality sleep can leave you feeling grumpy and irritable in the day, which may affect your personal and professional relationships. The bright lights and sound of you walking about may also bother your partner, and stumbling in the dark increases your risk of falls and fractures.This is why it’s so important to talk to your healthcare professional and get treated.

Treating Nocturia may be associated with an increase in productivity and mood, and a positive outcome on your personal and professional relationships.

Causes and impact of Nocturia

Preparing for your trip to the healthcare professional

Reclaim your night.
Re-energise your day.

Nocturia is usually easy to treat, so if your night-time bathroom trips are affecting your day to day life, it’s time to talk to your healthcare professional. Together, you and they may be able to determine the cause of your Nocturia and decide on the best treatment option so that you can reclaim your nights and re-energise your days.