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Do you find yourself waking up at night frequently because of the urge to empty your bladder which over time affected your sleep routine? Well, you are not alone, because other people experience this too, especially the elderly that have a condition called nocturia. Nocturia is a condition that affects millions of people, it disrupts sleep which leads to excessive daytime fatigue, and although commonly diagnosed in elderly people, it may still affect everyone in various age groups. Learn how to fix it with these easy and simple steps by Joy Home Remedies on YouTube.
Avoid liquids before bedtime
This is the most effective approach that you can try to lessen your visit to the bathroom in the middle of the night. About 3 to 4 hours before bedtime make sure not to consume any liquid that might trigger urination.
Stick to bladder-friendly liquids
Certain beverages are known to stimulate an overactive bladder, these are caffeinated and alcoholic beverages. They are also known as diuretics which means that drinking them causes the body to produce more urine which will cause the urge to jolt you up from your sleep to go to the bathroom.
Double-up before bedtime
Before going to bed, empty your bladder twice, you might also want to do this as a routine. This trick can be helpful if you have an overactive bladder that keeps you up at night.
Elevate your legs
Elevating the day can help lessen the swelling of your bladder especially if you have edema due to excess liquid. Aside from that, naps can help if you have nocturia, so when you’re taking naps, make sure to keep your legs up.
Lastly, if any of this still doesn’t work for you, then you might want to consider seeking help from a professional and ask for the appropriate medication. This is also recommended if you have a urinary tract infection.
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