What is Nocturia?

September 19, 2022

What is Nocturia? 

Excessive urine during the night is known medically as nocturia or nocturnal polyuria. When you sleep, your body generates less, but more concentrated, urine. This means that most people can get a full 6 to 8 hours of sleep without getting up to urinate. Those who suffer from nocturnal polyuria have an increased need to urinate at night. At Liquaguard our covers will help you sleep at night without being disturbed. Our covers have waterproof features while simultaneously absorbing any liquids that may touch the surface of our Liquaguard covers. Find out more information below on the symptoms of Nocturia and if you need our effective Liquaguards cover to help you sleep at night! 

Daytime urination is either normal or significantly decreased. This is commonly caused by fluid buildup in the legs and feet throughout the day. When you lay down for the night, gravity stops keeping your legs' blood from rushing to your heart. It can flow back into your veins, where it will be filtered by your kidneys and excreted in your urine.

If you experience having to get up more than twice a night to urinate, then in most cases you might just have Nocturia.  Nocturia is not just an annoying sleep disturbance, but it can also be a warning indication of something more serious. Not sleeping at night can be brought on by anything from a poor sleep routine to a serious health issue. Those in their senior years are more likely to get nocturia, but anyone can be affected. 

You may urinate less frequently or less heavily through the night if you suffer from nocturnal urinary frequency. There is no increase in the volume of urine passing through the kidneys. It's common for people to feel the need to urinate before their bladder is totally full, either because they can't empty their bladder completely (leading to faster filling) or because they can't wait until their bladder is completely full (causing an earlier urge to urinate) (low bladder volume). If you have trouble falling or staying asleep, you may find yourself waking up for a completely other reason, only to mistakenly believe that you woke up because you needed to urinate.