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Imagine this: You had a really long day at work. You come home and finally find the comfort of your sweet bed. You have settled in for a night of peaceful sleep. You are drifting off into dreamland. You feel something heavy pressing down on your stomach, a pressure, it keeps increasing rapidly. Until there's no other choice but to get up and pee.

Or something far worse happens. You are asleep, there's a warm trickle. Something from when you were 5 has come back to haunt you, again. Before long, you find yourself in a puddle of your own piss.

Causes of Nocturia: Why Do I Pee So Much at Night?

A few reasons for frequent urination at night or night-time incontinence might include:

  • You might be drinking too much of water or other liquids before going to bed. Indians typically drink a glass of warm haldi-doodh before bed, avoid doing this for a good night's sleep.

  • You might be drinking alcohol, caffeine, or bladder-irritating fluids a few hours before going to sleep.

  • You might be consuming citrus or acidic fruits or juices. Avoid these before bedtime as far as possible.

  • You are having foods that irritate your bladder at night. Avoid eating spicy foods or things your bladder has a bad history with.

  • Start training your bladder to hold your urine during the day.

  • You haven't trained your bladder to hold in pee. Set a time-table during the day and stick to it.

  • With age your bladder muscles might have gone weak, which causes you to have to wake up at night to pee or leak urine in your sleep. Try performing Kegels exercises every day. These exercises strengthen the muscles that support your pelvic floor and bladder, in turn helping you hold in urine for longer amounts of time.

What Causes Nocturia: Additional Factors and Underlying Issues

  • Some medications such as sleeping pills or antipsychotic pills can irritate your bladder causing you to pee more at night.

  • You might have an enlarged prostate or prostate cancer, which is affecting the way your bladder holds urine.

  • Some diseases of the brain or the spinal cord such as a seizure disorder, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson's disease.

Possible Remedies to Night-time Incontinence

A few things you can do are:

  • Perform Kegel exercises daily

  • Bladder retraining to hold in urine for longer amounts of time

  • Losing weight can help decrease pressure in your bladder which might be one of the causes of excessive urination at night for you.

  • Double voiding before bed, meaning emptying your bladder twice before bed. Empty your bladder and go about your night-time routine as usual. Do it again right before you're jumping into bed.

Fight Back Against Night-time Incontinence With Friends Adult Diapers

  • Frequent night urination causes you to have a difficult time getting a good night's sleep. But preparation is key. This is what you can do:

  • Put Friends Underpads over your mattress to protect it from getting wet.

  • Have a dustbin nearby so you can dispose the underpad after a leaking accident.

  • Keep Friends Bed Bath Towels close by. You can clean up around your genitalia after the leak happens quickly.

If you do not want to go through the hassle of cleaning up in the middle of the night at all, wear Friends Overnight Diapers. The shining star among all our products. Friends Overnight Diapers:

  • Can absorb urine for up to 16 hours.

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You now know what causes frequent urination at night. Try to limit these activities and visit a doctor for additional help and advice as per your condition.