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Posted by on Oct 27, 2019 in Nocturia | 0 comments

In a nutshell

This study reviewed nocturia and its consequences.

Some background

Nocturia is the urge to urinate at night. Nocturia can affect sleep disturbance. This can lead to poor sleep, depression, reduced quality of life and increased risk of falls. The risk of having nocturia increases with age. At a younger age, women are more likely than men to experience nocturia. Men are more likely to experience this at an older age. 

It is important to review the causes and consequences of nocturia.

Methods & findings

This study reviewed the frequency of nocturia and the impact it has on patient quality of life.

Nocturia has a strong impact on sleep. A short time after sleep onset to a first void(often referred to as "first uninterrupted sleep period") is associated with increased daytime tiredness. It also affects sleep quality. Side-effects of sleep perturbation can include mood changes, decreased work performance, trouble reasoning, dizziness, depression and an increased risk of falls.

Some studies have shown a link between nocturia and increased mortality. This might be associated with sleep disturbance which increases the risk of health problems. 

The potential impact of nocturia on health increases with age. It was estimated that by the age of 80, 80% of people will urinate at least once per night. Nocturia is often accepted as a natural consequence of aging and many people do not seek help. Women, in particular, may be reluctant to report nocturia. 

The bottom line

This study reviewed nocturia occurrence and its consequences. 

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Date :

Jul 13, 2019

Original Title :

Nocturia: A Highly Prevalent Disorder with Multifaceted Consequences.

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