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Why do I pee so much at night? 3 reasons why you are always running to the bathroom

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Need to use the restroom a lot at night? Perhaps this is true. If you have to pee a lot at night, you may have hypertension, a sign of a more serious medical condition.

An increase in the amount of urine generated in the evening is associated to hypertension, according to a study published in the journal Hypertension Research in 2021. The reason for this is unclear. As a result, they can't eliminate all of the salt they consume throughout the day and must therefore sleep at night, according to the findings of the study.


At the 2019 Japanese Circulation Society annual meeting, a preliminary study connected overnight restroom trips to hypertension. One possible explanation for frequent midnight urination is elevated blood pressure and an excess of fluid in the body, according to the study's lead author, Dr. Satoshi Konno.


Your body pushes water into your veins when you ingest an excessive amount of salt, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). When it comes to treating hypertension, the Cleveland Clinic suggests a long-term strategy. As a side effect, it's possible that you'll wake up more frequently in the middle of the night to pee, according to some medical professionals.


Blood pressure isn't the most common reason for nighttime urination, however. If you're wasting time in the bathroom instead of sleeping, there are three more possibilities.


You have more frequent nighttime urination than the average person.


Some people cannot sleep through the night because of a condition known as "nighttime polyuria," which causes many trips to the bathroom throughout your slumber. American Society of Nephrology research shows that "The normal day-to-night ratio of pee production is altered in patients with nighttime polyuria. According to the data, people with nighttime polyuria pee more than a third of the time. These include congestive heart failure, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's and obstructive sleep apnea; renal illness; congestive heart failure; and Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.


Second, your bladder can't handle the amount of pee you pee out in the evenings.


That suggests you have a small bladder capacity during the night. The urge to often empty one's bladder in the evenings can be caused by a range of circumstances, such as contaminations and irritations. Reduced nocturnal bladder capacity can also be caused by an overactive bladder or a plugged bladder. Many people with nocturia also have midnight polyuria and a low nightly bladder limit, according to a study published in the medical journal BMJ. Patients with both types of nocturia are said to have blended nocturia, based on the results of the survey.


Your sleep schedule is off.


Some folks have to pee all night long because they wake up more frequently than they should. Even if they're waking up more regularly, this has no effect on their bladder health, even though they're going to the bathroom more frequently. A report by the Cleveland Clinic states that "In these situations, it is not the desire to void that causes individuals to react.


What to do if you wake up in the middle of the night to pee repeatedly.


In the event that you're having trouble sleeping because of your nocturia, see a doctor to find out what's going on. It's critical to deal with life's more serious challenges, like illness. You may be asked to keep a "liquid and voiding journal.". You can assist your doctor figure out what's causing your nocturia by keeping a journal of everything you drink and how often you have to go to the bathroom at night.


Nocturia treatment may include addressing the underlying condition as well as the symptoms that are creating the problem. For example, if you have high blood pressure, your primary care physician may advise you to monitor your salt consumption or increase your physical activity.


A few simple lifestyle changes may alleviate your nocturia, if it isn't the result of a more serious medical condition. Reducing one's alcohol intake before bedtime, says Dr. Neil Grafstein of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, may help with the symptoms of nocturia.


In addition, it may be advantageous to drink more water in the morning rather than at night. A bladder infection can be alleviated by reducing the amount of espresso you drink. As frustrating if this may be, there may be a silver lining: as your sleep improves, you may not need as much espression as before.

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