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Uriniting To Often At Night
Weaker pelvic muscle: Weaker internal & external urinary spincters. Increase in women after multiple childbirth and men with large prostates. Also nervous system may be less responsive with age, especially the bladder control mechanism in the brain. Can be affected by reduced blood flow to certain ares of brain & advancing senility. Also ? Kidneys less able to reabsorb urinary water after filtration from blood. ...Read more
That is the question: Do you wake up because you need to go to the restroom or do you go to the restroom because you wake up at night? That is the question. If your bladder wakes you up frequently, urologist will help you. If your sleep pattern is disrupted by another factor, sleep medicine specialist is your best bet. Your primary care physician will help you sort it out and guide you in the right direction. ...Read more
Suicidal thoughts before going to bed at night, and nightmares during the night + insomia. Is this normal?
No, it sounds like : a continuum of depression & anxiety. See your primary physician & your neurologist who takes care of your epilepsy. Above all, call your local suicide hotline if this recurs, found on http://www.suicide.org/hotlines/international/canada-suicide-hotlines.html. Your medical doctors will refer you to appropriate mental health providers. Please seek help now & stay safe. ...Read more
Also consider.....: If you are waking up at a similar time no matter your stress/worry level or your level or tiredness, consider having a conversation with a sleep specialist. They will go over issues that may be inadvertently impacting your sleep. In the meantime, watch your sleep times, timing of activities and meals before sleep, get regular exercise, ask you doc about medication effects, if any, on your sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How often?: Waking up one time, may be part of the normal aging process and prostate growth, etc. Limiting your intake of fluids after a certain hour and the types of fluids you drink can help (beer, etc. May increase your nightly trips to the bathroom). Get routine check-up and lab work to follow your prostate (psa) levels, and if the problem becomes annoying and too often, you may need further testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whatever suits your: Lifestyle. The timing is unimportant. Many find it useful to do as part of the evening ritual as it can relax them prior to bed time. ...Read more
Can the night time use of melatonin lead to daytime fatigue? I take it at 7:30pm, go to bed at 9pm and wake at 5am.
Maybe in some people: Some people who used melatonin have complained of daytime sleepiness as a side effect, among some other mild side effects. However, people use melatonin to treat sleep problems and jet lag, which means these people are already having daytime sleepiness or daytime fatigue problems. That makes it hard to figure out. One can try changing the dose and/or the timing of the dose to see what happens. ...Read more
Find the Cause: One first has to determine the cause of the problem before a treatment can be recommended. ...Read more
Normal is zero: Getting up to use the toilet when you want to sleep can be quite frustrating. Common causes of nighttime urination (nocturia) include: uncontrolled diabetes, urinary infection, drinking fluids right up until sleep, incomplete emptying of the bladder, high sodium diet, mild/mod/severe kidney insufficiency, mild/mod/severe heart failure, and much heavily advertised less common overactive bladder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
for several years I am into this discomfort of need to go to toilet too often during day and night. Sometimes it can be up to 5 times a night?
See Dr: I would recommend seeing a Uro-Gynecologist as they specialize in this condition and can provide you with the needed exam, testing and subsequent treatment plan (assuming you are speaking of Urination). If you are speaking of defecation, then see a GI dr. Best wishes to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Insomnia: hi Cynthia51 SLEEP puts our body's "early warning system" (aka RETICULAR ACTIVATING SYSTEM) to needed rest. The commonest cause of insomnia is "too active" or "anxious" mind & thoughts that wont allow sleep. Stress relief in waking hours helps this. GETTING up is hard cos you are getting REM sleep (relaxing deep sleep) before rising & so are still in need of sleep. Stress reduction ! ...Read more