Contribution: Rachna Aryan
If you wake up more than once to urinate regularly at night, This is not normal
This is a clear indication that You may have nocturia, a condition where you feel excessive urination at night.
We should get 7 to 8 hours of sleep without going to the bathroom at night.
Waking up Frequent urination in the middle of the night is very annoying. This can obviously affect your sleep quality and your quality of life.
Sleep Repeated disturbances from nocturnal emptiness can also affect your quality of life Bail leads to a host of wellness issues.
In addition, poor sleep can contribute to an increase in existing health conditions.
The cause of Nocturia
A common habit such as drinking too much liquid (especially coffee or alcohol) before going to bed can cause nocturia.
It can also be caused by certain medications, infections or loss of bladder capacity.
The following lifestyle choices are associated with nocturia for both men and women:
- Eating too much fluids (especially caffeine or) before going to bed Alcohol)
- Behavioral patterns (you taught your body to get up in the middle of the night and go to the bathroom, even if you don’t need to)
- Diuretics (pills), cardiac glycosides, demeclocycline, lithium, methoxyfluorine, phenytoin, propoxifin and excess vitamin D, as well as their timing or dosage
Underlying health conditions that can lead to nocturia
Lifestyle changes to improve Nocturia
Limit your fluid intake at night
Drinking too much fluid at bedtime can overwhelm your bladder, creating an urgent feeling.
Drink plenty of fluids (especially water) throughout the day, but stop drinking 2 to 4 hours before bedtime.
Manage your diuretic intake
If you need to, take a diuretic at least 6 hours before bedtime. This will help you to urinate less frequently throughout the night.
Use compression stockings or improve your legs
Fluid may accumulate in the feet of certain individuals. Elevating your legs helps transfer fluid into the bloodstream, which helps reduce the urge to urinate.
Elastic compression stockings help reduce fluid clotting by applying pressure to your feet.
Take advantage of an afternoon nap
If you don’t get enough sleep, a good night’s sleep can help you feel better during the day. Fluid can also be absorbed into the bloodstream during sleep.
However, do not sleep too long or too often. Naps should not be used to disturb sleep patterns at night.
Premature voiding before bedtime
Making sure you have as little urine as possible in your bladder just before bed will help you avoid getting up to urinate in the middle of the night.
Deliberate nocturnal and late afternoon dehydration
Drink plenty of water during the day, but drink fluids 2 to 4 hours before bed.
Reducing salt intake has been clinically proven to reduce midnight urination in people who consume high salt.
Caffeine and alcohol limitations
Caffeine stimulates bladder activity, which can lead to urination at night, especially if eaten after a day. Alcohol can irritate the bladder and should therefore be avoided.
Avoid liquid rich foods
Liquid rich foods like watermelon, cucumber, cranberry juice, lemonade, orange juice etc. should be avoided at night.
The latest thought
Nocturia is a condition that is not just a cause of annoyance and discomfort.
Given that it can have significant health consequences, it should not be taken for granted.
Lifestyle changes can reduce the number of bathroom trips you take each night.
In addition, you should opt for frequent health screenings. It gives you vital insights into your health, allowing you to take the necessary steps to improve it.
Book a complete physical health exam today!
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