Incontinence and sleepless nights

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Nobel Hygiene

We often see people wake up at intervals from 90 minutes to two hours or the length of one sleep cycle. When you reach the deep sleep phase, muscles relax, breathing stops, and then you wake up feeling like you need to go to the bathroom. Additionally, a large number of awakenings and lack of
deep sleep irritates the bladder and leads to sensations of needing to void.


However, that doesn't mean that everyone who has bladder control problems has insomnia or sleep apnea causing the incontinence. Having a heart condition too can be a complicating factor. At times, when one lies down additional fluid returns to the heart and kidneys resulting in more urine production. Moreover, conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and vascular disease too can cause an increased urge to make pee-trips to the washroom.


Give sleeplessness a rest with a few simple ways to decrease interrupted sleep and nighttime urinary incontinence to get a good night's sleep or give overnight diapers for adults a chance to take care of you.


Le's rule out medical issues - Have your doctor check for any possible underlying conditions that could be contributing to increased urination at night. Also, rule out infection by simply taking a urine test.

Avoid drinking too much before bed - If possible reduce the intake of liquids one or two hours before bedtime and even avoid all caffeine in the evening. Think before eating large salads eaten in the evening as they contain a good deal of liquid. You can even try using adult disposable diapers before you head to bed that night.


Beware of alcohol - Alcohol acts as a diuretic and can cause more frequent urination.


Try reducing the fluid build-up - From afternoon naps, and elevation of the legs to compression stockings can reduce the fluid build-up and might help alleviate waking during the night to urinate.


Check your medications - Certain prescriptions, such as antidepressants, can cause the bladder to not fully empty while some might increase frequency. So, check properly before starting any medications and consult with your doctor for the same, and you might even think of giving adult disposable diapers a chance.


Go frequently before bed - Empty your bladder properly by going to the washroom several times if you feel you aren't done the first time. Also, you can use overnight diapers for adults to enjoy uninterrupted sleep.

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