Nocturia is a condition in which you wake up during the night because you have to urinate.

What is Nocturia?
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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.

The leading cause of Nocturia is nocturnal polyuria (NP)

What causes nocturia?

Nocturia has many causes, including:

Possible cause of Nocturia

Overactive bladder
(also known as OAB)

Enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH

Enlarged prostate
(also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH)

However, the leading cause of nocturia is
nocturnal polyuria (NP).

With NP, the kidneys produce too much urine at night, which can lead to frequent nighttime bathroom visits

NP is present in up to 88% of nocturia patients.

With NP, the kidneys produce too much urine at night, which can lead to frequent nighttime bathroom visits.

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.

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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