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Nocturia Can Endanger Your Health

​Waking up more than once a night is called nocturia. Nocturia becomes more frequent with age. A survey of Singaporean men found that this is the most frequent and most bothersome of the lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)

Problems that can arise from nocturia

  • Disruption of sleep
  • Worsens quality of life
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Reduced vitality
  • Affects work performance
  • Risk factor for nighttime falls and fracture
  • Your spouse may also suffer sleep disruption

Nocturia may result from several different reasons:

  • You produce a great deal of urine (more than 2 liters) a day (polyuria)
  • Your body produces a large volume of urine while you sleep (nocturnal polyuria)
  • You produce more urine at night than your bladder is able to hold (low nocturnal bladder capacity). This causes you to wake up at night because you need to empty your bladder.
  • A combination of nocturnal polyuria and low nocturnal bladder capacity (mixed nocturia)
  • Poor sleep: Some people who have poor sleep and awaken frequently will go to the bathroom whenever they awaken. Typically in these cases, it is not the need to void that awakens them.
From incontinence and infections to stones and cancers, problems of the urinary tract are numerous and require targeted and prompt treatment.
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