Do you have the following symptoms?
“Lack of long deep sleep due to frequent urination at night.”
“Chronic fatigue and exhaustion”
“Lingering sleepiness after waking up as if you had not slept.”
Nocturia or frequent urination at night means urination more than twice in one night.
The cause could be hyperglycemia or diabetes with which the kidneys produce more urine. Caffeine beverages such as tea, coffee, soft drinks, have a diuretic or dehydrating effect which increases urine volume.
Frequent urination at night could also result from pelvic organ prolapse, bladder stone or urinary tract infection (UTI).
Most importantly, frequent urination at night could be a sign of heart disease. The heart pumps blood out to the entire body. Weak heart muscles lower blood circulation, causing blood clots in the vein, usually in the legs, when you are standing or sitting during the day. At the end of the day, you may have leg swelling. At night, when you lay down, the blood in the legs flow back to the kidneys. Consequently, the kidneys produce more urine at night. With less water in the body and lower blood pumped from the heart, when waking up, heart disease patients experience dizziness and may faint. Less blood circulation in the brain increases the risk of passing out if the patients quickly stand up or walk.
Whatever the reason, frequent urination at night compromises your sleep quality. Inadequate rest impedes hormone release and automatic nervous system functions. As a result, you don’t feel fresh even after a whole night of sleep, having lingering tiredness and maybe sexual dysfunction. Poor sleep quality affects your health in the long run. Research has found that frequent urination at night, due to whatsoever cause, increases the risk of heart disease and the mortality rate when aging, compared to those with no problem of frequent urination at night.
If you are suffering from this problem, please consult a physician to address the cause and solution to prevent any possible chronic disease.