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 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:
Which can result from an oversensitive or irritable bladder, making you feel as if you have to urinate suddenly.
When your prostate (a gland found only in men) is larger than it should be, making you urinate more often.
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.
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.
TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR TO
DISCUSS YOUR SYMPTOMS
AND TREATMENT OPTIONS