In a nutshell
This study investigated if the severity of urinary symptoms affects sleep in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The study concluded that improvement in symptoms was associated with better sleep over time.
Many urinary symptoms are associated with benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH, enlarged prostate). Waking up at night to urinate (nocturia) is a common cause of sleep interruption with BPH. It is not yet clear if changes in urinary function can also affect sleep habits over time.
Methods & findings
This study investigated if improvements in urinary symptoms influenced sleep patterns in men with BPH.
The study analyzed data from 367 men with BPH. The frequency and severity of urinary symptoms, as well as sleep patterns, were assessed over 72 weeks.
Improved urinary function was strongly associated with a reduction in sleep interruptions over time. Improvement in urinary symptoms other than nocturia were the strongest predictors of improved sleeping abilities.
The bottom line
The authors concluded that improvement in urinary symptoms was associated with better sleep abilities over time.
The fine print
The data analyzed in this study was generated for a different purpose, and so results should be interpreted with caution.
Published By :
Journal of Urology
Dec 01, 2012