What is Nocturia?
What’s going on?
If you’re waking during the night to urinate, you may be experiencing a symptom called nocturia (nok-toor-ee-uh).
Frequently waking to urinate at night can be a real problem.
You’re not alone. More than 70 million people in the U.S. are affected by it, too. That’s a lot of restless nights.
What causes nocturia?
Nocturia has many causes, including:
However, the leading cause of nocturia is
nocturnal polyuria (NP).
NP often accompanies OAB or BPH.
You may already be taking medications that target your bladder or prostate. However, these medications may not reduce nighttime urination because they don’t treat nocturnal polyuria (NP), a disease that affects the kidneys at night.