If you wake up more than one time each night to go to the bathroom, you may have nocturia. Sleep disruption from having to urinate during the night can impact your quality of life. About 1 in 3 adults over the age of 30 experience nocturia. The rate of people affected increases with age. It can be caused by a lifestyle habit or an underlying health problem.
Adult Bedwetting (Enuresis)
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Nocturnal enuresis or bedwetting is the involuntary release of urine during sleep. Bedwetting can be a symptom of bladder control problems like incontinence or overactive bladder or more severe structural issues, like an enlarged prostate or bladder cancer. Studies shows that 1 to 2 percent of adults wet the bed, though researchers think that statistic is underreported due to the embarrassing nature of the problem. Rather than hiding your secret, you should explore effective treatments that can help lessen the likelihood of bedwetting and reduce the anxiety of going to sleep at night. NOTE: This section focuses on bedwetting when it affects adults. The body produces an antidiuretic hormone at night called ADH, which slows the kidney's production of urine while you sleep.
Excessive Urination at Night (Nocturia)
Normally, the amount of urine your body produces decreases at night. This allows most people to sleep 6 to 8 hours without having to urinate. Some people wake up from sleep more often to urinate during the night. This can disrupt sleep cycles.
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. As we age, the body produces less of the antidiuretic hormone that helps us retain fluid. This results in increased urine production, especially at night.