Every single night, I wake up at least twice to pee. I drink a lot of water in general, and I drink some liquids up to half an hour before falling asleep, but not nearly as much as during the day. I've had to adopt having a jug besides my bed to pee or else constant bathroom trips would be a dread (some will find this disgusting, I know).
Despite all this, I sleep very well, usually between 8-9 hrs and pretty much never need an alarm clock, unless I have class early. Every single night I have very vivid and interesting dreams, and I wake up feeling like I had a deep sleep. It still annoys me to wake up sometimes up to 5 times having to pee, and I'm concerned it might have some implications with hormone balance (cortisol mostly). Is it something I should be concerned about despite sleeping well and feeling rested? Should I just suck it up and cut all liquids, even my relaxing bed time tea hours before bed time to prevent this?
asked byHellenicViking (23)
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on August 09, 2015
at 06:52 PM
Yes, this can be a big stressor. How low carb is your diet, generally this isn't caused by how much water you drink, but going too low carb, and cortisol being signalled to invoke gluconeogenesis.
Maybe try a cup of white rice before sleep?