I have to pee in the middle of the night, sometimes more than once. Is something wrong with my bladder? Overnight bathroom visits could be an indicator of another health problem or simply a matter of your habits, says Lisa Hawes, M.
That nagging urge to pee at 3 a. Nearly everyone experiences this disturbance at some point, but sometimes frequent urination may be a sign of health problems. According to a new studypresented at the annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society, people who woke up at least once per night to use the restroom were 40 percent more likely to have high blood pressure.
A frequent need to get up and go to the bathroom to urinate at night is called nocturia. Nocturia is a common cause of sleep loss, especially among older adults. Most people without nocturia can sleep for 6 to 8 hours without having to urinate.
Waking to urinate at night is common, especially among older adults, and most doctors agree that getting up to urinate once a night is not generally a problem. Tomas L. Griebling, a professor of urology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
Millions of people work nights, but increasingly scientists are finding that night work is associated with health problems. Now a group of Italian scientists has found that nightshift workers also need to pee more, leading to a deteriorating quality of life for many workers, including care workers. This is also true of younger subjects, who would not normally be expected to report an overactive bladder.
If you find yourself waking up to urinate more than twice each night, you may have a condition called nocturia. This is most common in people over the age of While nighttime urination typically results in sleep loss, it can be a symptom of an underlying condition.
Getting up to pee during the night could be ruining your relationship new research has found. Almost one in five people who have to visit the toilet a lot during the night have to sleep in a separate bedroom to their partner, the survey found. Arguments fuelled by a lack of sleep caused the bedroom schisms.
If you're constantly running to the washroom at night you might want to consider cutting back on your salt intake. According to researchers from Nagasaki Universitypeople who consume less salt are less likely to feel the urge to pee at night. Matsuo Tomohiro said.