Urinating More Often in The Night Learn Its Causes

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Urinating More Often in The Night Learn Its Causes


The amount of urine generally decreases during the night after a certain period. Due to this, you can have a good sleep without any disturbances and need to urinate.

But is your urination at night becoming more frequent? This disrupts the entire sleep schedule and gets quite irritable at a certain point. The medical term used for this situation is Nocturia. If you wake up to urinate more than 3 times at night, then this might be Nocturia!

This condition is prevalent among aged people, but there's no age limitation to its occurrence. It can occur among any age group, and this condition has many causes. Read this blog to learn more about its causes, symptoms, and treatment options!


Different causes for Frequent Urination in the Night 

There can be a bunch of reasons behind frequent urination at night. The prominent causes behind Nocturia are -


Medical Condition: Different medical conditions are the underlying cause of Nocturia. The primary medical conditions that can lead to frequent urination at night are bladder infection and UTI. Under these conditions, you may frequently need to urinate, both day and night!

Other than these two conditions, there can also be other conditions that may lead to Nocturia. The wide range of medical conditions that leads to Nocturia is:

  •       Kidney injection
  •       Overactive bladder
  •       Bladders prolapse
  •       Diabetes
  •       Edema
  •       Tumors of bladders
  •       Neurological disorders
  •       Organ failures

Pregnancy: Another prominent cause behind frequent urination can be pregnancy. During this period, you will most commonly experience Nocturia. This condition starts developing with the onset of conceiving. Furthermore, frequent urination can also occur in the later stages as the growing womb puts pressure on the bladder.

Medicines: Certain medications may also lead to Nocturia or excessive urination as a side effect. Notably, drugs that treat high blood pressure, heart failure, and other similar issues may also lead to Nocturia!

However, if you find it extremely difficult to hold urination or completely lose the ability to urinate after starting the prescribed drugs, seek medical help immediately!

Lifestyle Choices: If you consume excessive fluid content, like juice, water, and others, you are more likely to face this situation! Besides meeting excessive urination during the day, you will also have to face the same during your sleep schedule!

Apart from that, if you have habits of drinking alcohol or consuming caffeinated products before sleeping, it will lead to an excessive tendency to urinate at night because, under these conditions, your body produces more urine than usual.


Diagnosis Of This Condition 

It has several causes behind its occurrence, so diagnosing the exact cause is not possible at the first visit! Your doctor will ask you different questions regarding your health history, lifestyle habits, and other related aspects.

Besides that, the doctor will also ask you to record your fluid consumption and the number of times you need to urinate within 24 hours! Apart from these, the probable questions that your doctor may ask include the following:

  •      When did the issue start and urination become more frequent?
  •      The number of times you have to urinate every night.
  •      Is the amount of urine less than before?
  •      Do you have any associated or other symptoms?
  •      Are you taking any prescribed drugs?
  •     When does the condition get worse?  

After carrying out this questioning session, your doctor will prescribe you specific tests that may include:

  •      Urinalysis
  •      Urine Culture
  •      Blood sugar test
  •      Ultrasound and CT scan
  •      Tests for blood count
  •      Cystoscopy

Treatment Options for Frequent Urination


Check out these available treatment options for Nocturia that doctors usually suggest after diagnosis!


  1. Anticholinergic drugs: This help relieve the symptoms of an overactive bladder. Your doctor may suggest you these medications in case you are suffering from frequent urination at night! However, this drug has a higher chance of leading to dementia among older people.
  2. Nocturna: This medication is highly effective in reducing the urine produced by kidneys at night! Your doctor may prescribe you nocdurna too.
  3. Mirabegron, a Beta-3 adrenoceptor agonist, can also aid the bladder muscles to relax and reduce the symptoms of Nocturia.


Ways To Prevent This Condition

Apart from medical help, you can take some measures to prevent frequent urination at night. The first step will be to reduce the water and other fluid-content consumption even 4-6 hours before sleeping. This is the most effective tip to prevent the condition.

Besides that, you can also avoid consuming caffeinated or alcohol-based products. Observe and monitor situations that make symptoms worse. And consider modifying your food and lifestyle habits to prevent excessive urination at night and have a great sleep schedule! 


Excessive urination at night leads to disturbances in the sleep schedule. However, if the condition worsens, seek medical help without delay.

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