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Reasons Why You Urinate Too Often At Night

Some people can sleep for six to possibly eight hours without feeling the urge to urinate. Peeing at night or even any other time of the day is absolutely normal. However, there are certain times when our natural health conditions deviate from normality. We all crave having a good night sleep as it helps improve our overall health and keeps us feeling refreshed. But sometimes, we cannot achieve this good night sleep because we have to use the restroom several times at night.

If you find yourself waking up more than twice each night to urinate, this might signal that you have a condition called nocturia. Nighttime urination isn’t the same as bed-wetting. Bed-wetting, also known as enuresis happens when you cannot control the way you urinate at night.

Although peeing at night is normal and healthy, peeing too much at night could be a sign of a serious health problem. This is the reason why we must always pay attention to our body and notice every signs and symptoms our body is using to warn us of an impending danger.

Do you always get up to use the bathroom at night too frequently? This could be the reason.

Aging. One of the reasons why we urinate at night even though the body is asleep is aging. As we grow older, our body produces less of the antidiuretic hormone, this hormone is responsible for the retention of body fluids. As a result, our urine production at night increases.

Aging also causes muscles in the bladder to become weak overtime. This makes it more difficult for our bladder to hold urine for longer.

Pregnancy and childbirth is another reason why a person could urinate more at night. Women, compared to men experiences frequent urination because their bladder and pelvic floor muscles gets weaker due to childbirth and pregnancy.

Overproduction of urine is also a cause of frequent nighttime urination. This happens especially when we drink lots of fluids before bedtime. This can be treated by restricting your fluids and limiting your fluid intake after a certain time before going to bed.

Stress. Going through lots of physical stress during the daytime could cause you to urinate more frequently at night. This is because your body fluid increases with stress and the body excretes these fluids through sweat and urine. However, certain behaviors can also reduce the frequency of nighttime urination caused by stress. Taking a nap in the afternoon can help you feel more rested. Keep your legs elevated during the day as this helps encourage fluid circulation and can also help minimize nighttime urination.

Chronic urinary tract infections. A urinary tract infection is an infection in any part of the urinary system, the kidneys, bladder or urethra. One major symptom of urinary tract infection is frequent urination and an increased urge to urinate at night. Urinary tract infections are more common in women. The infection usually occur in the urethra, but more serious infections involve the kidney.

Diabetes is a disease condition that causes a buildup of excess glucose in the blood. An elevated glucose level increases fluids from your cells. It also increases the amount of fluid delivered to the kidneys and causes the kidneys to work overtime in order to filter and absorb the excess glucose in the blood. Diabetes increases your urge to urinate, causes frequent nighttime urination and eventually dehydrates you, leaving you feeling thirsty everytime.

Congestive heart failure is also another cause of frequent urination at night. Heart failure makes it difficult for the body to get rid of fluids by itself. When we sleep at night, we lay down. Studies and researches have shown that lying down improves the kidney function and makes it easier for the body to get rid of the fluids that have built up during the day at night, thus increasing frequent nighttime urination.

There are several and inexhaustible reasons why we urinate at night and sometimes could be caused by certain diseases and medical conditions. This is why we should always pay attention to our body and make constant appointments with medical practitioners if we notice that we are urinating more frequently than we used to.

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