What is nocturia?
Nocturia, or nocturnal polyuria, is the medical term for excessive urination at night. During sleep time, your body produces less urine that is more concentrated.
This means that most people don’t need to wake up during the night to urinate and can sleep uninterrupted for 6 to 8 hours.
If you need to wake up two times or more per night to urinate, you may have nocturia.
Besides being disruptive to your sleep, nocturia can also be a sign of an underlying medical condition.
Causes of nocturia range from lifestyle choices to medical conditions. Nocturia is more common among older adults, but it can occur at any age.
Dr. Eric Berg
Here’s a video where Dr. Berg talks about the main reason why you are getting up at night several times to urinate.
The bladder has smooth muscle around it that contracts and relaxes.
It is a problem with the sympathetic nervous system that connects with the muscle and is called sympathetic dominance that is also triggered by too much insulin.
Symptoms of Sympathetic Dominance
• Difficulty urinating
• Incomplete elimination of urine
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