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Waking up to go to the bathroom frequently. Will drinking less water help?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 04, 2012 at 3:43 PM

I wake up maybe 3-5 times a night just to pee. The frequency seems to increase the closer I get to waking. This morning I think I woke up 3 times in the final 3 hours of my sleep...all with pretty full bladders.

Will drinking less water help? I feel like I just drink when I'm thirsty and I definitely don't shove water down my throat just for the hell of it. I don't understand why I have to get up so often. And why does it get worse as the night goes on?

Anybody have similar problems?

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on November 07, 2012
at 01:31 PM

This wasn't the case for me, when I woke up I had to pee BAD. 3-5 times a night depending on protein consumption.

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on November 05, 2012
at 03:11 AM

Dunno your age but have your prostate checked? I usually wake up 1x/ night to do my business, but three to five times is quite a bit.

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on November 04, 2012
at 05:36 PM

I have the same problem and a pretty long thread on it on here somewhere. Which I should update. Mine is related to the amount of protein I consume. Recently I've come to suspect that it is also cortisol related even though I swore in the thread that I wasn't under any legit stress, I think I maybe am/was. A stressor has gone missing from my life and I'm waking up less despite consuming more protein. Gotta get one of those 4 point ASI cortisol test thingys...

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on November 05, 2012
at 01:47 AM

Sleep apnea causes the need to toilet during the night. Because the apnea disrupts sleep, as you come up to lighter stages of sleep you become aware of the need to urinate which you would otherwise sleep through.

The ONLY way to rule out sleep apnea is to be tested for it. The typical apnea patient is an overweight middle aged male who snores, BUT many people have apnea without fitting any of those criteria.

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

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on November 07, 2012
at 01:31 PM

This wasn't the case for me, when I woke up I had to pee BAD. 3-5 times a night depending on protein consumption.

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on November 05, 2012
at 12:09 AM

same here, when I drink diuretics :D [significant differences between green tea for instance and an infusion for sleeping [tilia, orange etc.] for the same amount of cups]

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on November 04, 2012
at 05:23 PM

I used to get up to pee 6 times a night. Cutting out caffeine after 2pm and alcohol after 6pm really helped. After that, I realized that the need to pee wasn't waking me up. I was already sleeping poorly and would asses various aches and pains when I woke up, and then I would find that I needed to go. I still drink plenty of water and hot tea before bed. If I sleep well, I don't get up to pee. If I don't sleep well, then I do. If I have alcohol, the whole night is screwed. On a side note, I'm giving natural calm another try (carefully increasing my dose) and L-Theanine 300mg along with some cold exposure (ice pack or cold shower) before bed.

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on December 01, 2012
at 11:59 AM

Get your prostate checked. Could be you have an enlarged prostate. This can give you the urge to urinate often, especially in night. it's more common in men over 40 or 50, though. My dad has it - takes a supplement called Super Beta Prostate. Read a few Super Beta Prostate supplement reviews if you think it's prostate problems.

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on November 05, 2012
at 04:48 AM

Given your other question about eatng one meal a day at night time I'd say a potential factor is your body processing the food during the night. (I don't know a lot of deatil on the mechanisms though i'm afraid- if anyone can say I' be glad to read..

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on November 05, 2012
at 02:53 AM

Valerian root is known to have antidiuretic properties; it may be worth experimenting with supplementing before bed.

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