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Health - Wellness
The Medical Condition That Could Be Waking You Up To Pee
Waking up frequently during the night to urinate, a condition known as nocturia, may not always be a simple consequence of drinking fluids before bed or an overactive bladder.
Nocturia could be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a disorder characterized by pauses in breathing and snoring. About 50% of people with OSA experience nocturia.
The body releases a hormone at night to decrease urine production. However, OSA disrupts the hormone release, leading to increased urine production and frequent bathroom visits.
If you experience nocturia along with symptoms like daytime fatigue, headaches, trouble focusing, night sweats, memory issues, and mood swings, consider getting screened for OSA.