Nocturia is the excessive need to empty your bladder during the night resulting in interrupted sleep.

It is the second most common cause of sleep loss affecting more than half of both men and women over the age of 50.

Nocturia is typically caused by an increase in the production of urine at night. This condition may be triggered by everyday activities including consumption of caffeine, alcohol, or excessive fluids before bedtime. However, nocturia is also associated with certain medications such as diuretics (medications that make you produce more urine), as well as true medical conditions such as prostatic disease, diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, obstruction of the lower urinary tract, anxiety, or sleep disorders.

Having to get up in the middle of the night to urinate is a major cause of sleep disruption. Sleep disruption has a serious impact on daily functioning and is associated with poor health. Nocturia can contribute to fatigue, memory deficits, depression, an increased risk of heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders, and injury from falling.

Current treatment options for nocturia include the restriction of fluids in the evening, time release diuretics, afternoon naps, elevation of the legs during the daytime, compression stockings, medications to relax the bladder (anti-cholinergics), and taking anti-diuretic hormones (medications that reduce the production of urine). Scientific researchers in the urology field are continuing to study new and improved treatment options for those with nocturia.

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