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I get up four to five times a night to use the bathroom after going to bed ?

I get up four to five times a night to use the bathroom after going to bed ?

Night urination: You refer to urine flow which becomes more difficult in men as the prostate enlarges with age. It pushes on the urine outflow tract cause the symptoms of urgency, night frequency, slow and low flow and incomplete emptying of the bladder. Evaluation by your urologist to rule out cancer is needed. Meds to increase flow are available which can help. ...Read more

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I do wake up out of my sleep a lot to use the bathroom at night why is that?

I do wake up out of my sleep a lot to use the bathroom at night why is that?

Prostate problem?: Getting up at night also known as nocturia is normal as we get older (men and women) up to 1-2 times. We make more urine at night while reclining. But if it is bothersome or more frequent this may indicate that your prostate is becoming obstructive making complete emptying more difficult. It could also be due to an overactive bladder- this is a problem that needs further evaluation by a urologist. ...Read more

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How do I get my father to stop waking up at night and peeing in the closet? Clothes pins? 

How do I get my father to stop waking up at night and peeing in the closet? Clothes pins? 

Take Dad to a doctor: A person concerned about his father's nighttime urination in the closet should take dad to see a primary care doctor and a urologist. Possible issues include: does dad get a full bladder several times at night due to blockage; is the blockage a big prostate or prostate cancer; does dad have some dementia and doesn't know where the toilet is; plus what other medical conditions going on? ...Read more

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I took senna at about 6pm, should I expect to wake up in the morning and need to go to the bathroom?

I took senna at about 6pm, should I expect to wake up in the morning and need to go to the bathroom?

Probably not: In most cases the usual dose of most senna preparations will not cause urgent, or nocturnal bowel movements. ...Read more

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Why do I still wake up in the night to go to the bathroom even with a cpap machine?

Why do I still wake up in the night to go to the bathroom even with a cpap machine?

Prostate unchanged: CPAP does not control blood glucose nor shrink prostate. There are other causes for a nighttime trip to the bathroom. ...Read more

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I work the night shift. After i go to bed in the morning, i wake up within 2 hours to urinate. Then i can't get back to sleep. Any suggestions?

I work the night shift.   After i go to bed in the morning, i wake up within 2 hours to urinate.   Then i can't get back to sleep.   Any suggestions?

Drinking plan: Try planning to stop drinking about 2 hours before end of shift. Then be certain to pee before going to bed. Also, be sure sleep room is as dark as possible (blackout blinds / blanket over curtains/etc.) so do not get zeitgeber from sun to mess with your body's time clock. Keep eyes mostly shut on way to/from toilet. If these fail, may need meds for shiftwork sleep disorder. ...Read more

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Why at night i keep going to the restroom to urine?

Why at night i keep going to the restroom to urine?

See urologist: Frequent urination can be caused by urinary infection, usually associated with burning. This cured with antibiotics.Voiding frequently at night may mean urinary obstruction and not emptying bladder completely. In men the most common cause is enlarged prostate.The most recognizable symptom of prostate cancer is the frequency of nocturnal urination. You should see urologist for examination. ...Read more

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I frequently have to get up through the night to urinate?

I frequently have to get up through the night to urinate?

Prostate: You have a prostate problem or a sugar diabetes problem or both. Go to the doctor! ...Read more

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Constantly peeing at night, get up 4-5 times. How long should I avoid fluids before bed? Should I hold pee in to get used to not going at night?

Constantly peeing at night, get up 4-5 times. How long should I avoid fluids before bed? Should I hold pee in to get used to not going at night?

See below : Having to void frequently at night (aka nocturia) is usually related to either 1) an overproduction of urine at night most commonly related to either increased fluid intake within 3-4 hrs of going to bed or the intake of liquids such as caffeine or alcohol in the evening which stimulate a diuresis, OR 2) to a small capacity bladder (<6-8 oz of urine per void) which may be due to a number of causes ...Read more

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How can I find strength to go to toilet when aides wake me up in the night at nursing home?

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How can I find strength to go to toilet when aides wake me up in the night at nursing home?

Nursing home: Sit up & slowly get out of bed when more awake, also ask the aids to assist. That is their job. ...Read more

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Why do I now wake up early? And i sometimes wake up in the middle of the night? And i go to bed at 12am.

Why do I now wake up early? And i sometimes wake up in the middle of the night? And i go to bed at 12am.

Early wake uo: You should try to get to bed earlier and you should relax before bedtime, meaning turning off all electronic devices and stop texting anhour before bedtime. Listen to doft music and try taking awarm bath. ...Read more

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Why can't i sleep through the night? I go to sleep at 10 and wake up in a couple of hours and i can't get back to sleep until late in the day help me

Why can't i sleep through the night? I go to sleep at 10 and wake up in a couple of hours and i can't get back to sleep until late in the day help me

Change sleep habits: Only use the bedroom to sleep not to watch tv or read etc exercise about 2 hrs before sleeping drink 1 tbsp honey in warm chamomile tea no stimulants such as coffee or chocolate or spicy food at early dinner keep bedroom dark and quiet. ...Read more

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I find it really hard to get to sleep at night and spend hours lying in bed before I finally sleep but in the mornings I have to drag myself out of bed what's wrong?

I find it really hard to get to sleep at night and spend hours lying in bed before I finally sleep but in the mornings I have to drag myself out of bed what's wrong?

Few possibilities: Sleep hygiene is a big field. If you can avoid fluids, especially alcohol, anywhere near bedtime. No naps. Dinner several hrs before bed. Same sleep time & wake time daily. If you snore get a sleep study to see if u have sleep apnea. Therapy is a miracle if u do. Just takes getting used to. ...Read more

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How can I make it so i get to sleep at night, annoyed at staring at the walls all night:(?

How can I make it so i get to sleep at night, annoyed at staring at the walls all night:(?

Night routine: You can improve falling asleep by removing tv and computer from your bedroom. Stop use of these two items at least 30 min before sleep. Decrease your caffeine intake, avoid caffeine in the evening. Alcohol also inhibits sleep. Have a routine such as a warm bath or shower, soft music, light reading before going to bed. Avoid daytime naps. If these techniques do not help, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up at 2pm. How do I go to sleep now for the night and not wake up?

I woke up at 2pm. How do I go to sleep now for the night and not wake up?

Try: You might try getting out of bed and doing something that will make you sleepy like reading or if you are worried about something then making a list or writing out what you are worried about. Otherwise, you may need some medical help and seeing a sleep specialist might be helpful. ...Read more

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Hi, if i wake up naturally in the middle of the night, should I get up or go back to sleep? If i go to bed an hour earlier i wake up an hour earlier.

Hi, if i wake up naturally in the middle of the night, should I get up or go back to sleep? If i go to bed an hour earlier i wake up an hour earlier.

It depends.: You can try to fall back asleep, but if you are still awake after several minutes try waking up and walking around the house, drinking warm milk or doing a little light housework or other work before returning to sleep. If you go to bed one hour earlier, you will wake up an hour earlier, b/c your internal clock has been programmed to wake up after a certain amount of sleep. ...Read more

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Waking up in the middle of the night when i try to go to sleep early. How do I deal with this?

Waking up in the middle of the night when i try to go to sleep early. How do I deal with this?

Sleep: Try to establish and maintain a consistent sleep pattern, ddays and weekends. Avoid caffeine after lunch, take a shower before going to bed to relax. Turn off television and computers 1 hour before going to bed, to prevent the light from the screen from lowering you melatonin. Depending on what ime you get up, try a small dose of melatonin - available at pharmacies, to see if it helps get you b. ...Read more

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Most of the week i go to bed around 10pm or 11 pm. I have a 9 am to 5pm schedule at work but lately it has became very hard for me to go back to sleep after waking up at 2 or 3 am in the morning. I just toss and turn. What can I try?

Most of the week i go to bed around 10pm or 11 pm. I have a 9 am to 5pm schedule at work but lately it has became very hard for me to go back to sleep after waking up at 2 or 3 am in the morning. I just toss and turn. What can I try?

What changed?: A lot of people have trouble with staying asleep so you are not alone. When it is unusual for you then consider what changed in your life at the time this started. That will usually be a tip off. The other thing about this is not to fight it. If you haven't gone back to sleep in 15 min. Then get out of bed, read a book (no tv or computer) with soft light and go back to bed when you are sleepy. ...Read more

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