Pelvic Health and Healing

Nocturia

What are some of the common symptoms?

Nocturia is frequent urination while you are trying to sleep.  Sleeping through the night is considered normal and as we age (60+), voiding once per night is also considered normal. Getting up once or more per night, even if you can go right back to sleep, is a form of nocturia. Research shows that when you get up in the middle of the night you actually lose one hour of sleep, because it takes that long for your body to reach the restorative deep sleep level again. Your body needs sleep to restore and repair itself.


What are some of the common causes?

Nocturia has various causes including:

  • Increased fluid intake before bed
  • Waking due to pain
  • Any noise that wakes you up
  • Medications

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