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Old 09-03-2018, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Old 09-03-2018, 02:19 PM
 
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So what suggestions do you have for those afflicted with frequent urination at night when you're trying to sleep? From what I'm reading, it seems the body produces urine whether you drink water or not. They suggest stop drinking by 4 p.m. If you don't drink water then the urine can get more concentrated, but the body still produces it. I have to get up several times in the night to urinate and it ruins my sleep.
See a urologist. That's the best thing you can do. Even if you called a urologist and told your story, they would ask you to come in the office, because you can't be diagnosed over the phone or on the internet.

I don't know why people delay talking to a medical expert. If I were a doctor, I would love being asked softball questions. I never heard of a good doctor being upset because you came into their office to ask some questions. But in this case, it might be more than that, and it is better to have a real medical doctor check you out.
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Old 09-03-2018, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Fountain Valley
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Just wondering are you a male? I hear that ad too but I don't have a prostate.
yes, i'm male.
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Old 09-03-2018, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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So what suggestions do you have for those afflicted with frequent urination at night when you're trying to sleep? From what I'm reading, it seems the body produces urine whether you drink water or not. They suggest stop drinking by 4 p.m. If you don't drink water then the urine can get more concentrated, but the body still produces it. I have to get up several times in the night to urinate and it ruins my sleep.
Your only solution is to not drink past 4pm or 5pm. If you still have to urinate then oh well.

I wake up every night to urinate and it's impossible for me to go back to sleep again right away.
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Old 09-03-2018, 06:06 PM
 
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Cannot speak for elderly men, but as an elderly woman I find the only I need to get up in the middle of the night to urinate is when I get COLD. Otherwise, I sleep like a baby. My husband has more of a problem than I do.

Maybe it is compensation for when we women were younger and pregnant? lol
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:21 PM
 
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So what suggestions do you have for those afflicted with frequent urination at night when you're trying to sleep? From what I'm reading, it seems the body produces urine whether you drink water or not. They suggest stop drinking by 4 p.m. If you don't drink water then the urine can get more concentrated, but the body still produces it. I have to get up several times in the night to urinate and it ruins my sleep.
Who are "they?" I would expect that the majority of adults go to bed between ten PM and midnight so "they" are proponents of not drinking water for six to eight hours a day? This hardly seems to be consistent with common advice to drink water frequently and consistently.
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Old 09-04-2018, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I'm 32. I usually get up once if not drinking, some nights I don't get up any. If I'm drinking, I'm up so often I rarely get into deep sleep.
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:41 PM
 
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I'm 66 and I very rarely have to get up to urinate anymore. About five or six years ago I was getting up two or three times a night. I kept hearing ads for a product called Super Beta Prostate on the radio. They ran for a long time even after the weight loss snake oil pill ads disappeared. I decided to give it a try just because they advertised for so long. Within a week I noticed some improvement and before long I was only getting up once. Within a month I wasn't getting up at all. I took the pills for about two years and then decided to stop to see what might happen. It's been at least two years now since I took it, and I still don't get up to pee until I wake up in the morning. I don't think it's any kind of placebo effect because I ordered the stuff convinced it wouldn't work. I just looked them up before posting this and it is available now at places like Walmart, cvs etc.
All I can say is how wonderful it must be to sleep through the night without getting up to urinate. I sometimes have to get up four+ times, and now I sometimes don't bother, I wear incontinence aids and just pee in my pants, hoping it doesn't wet the mattress, but I have mattress protectors and it rarely wets the sheets. But I'd rather do that than keep getting up. Sad, but true. I can't remember a night's sleep that I didn't get up or have to go to the toilet. Maybe 50 years ago. Amazing I lasted this long.
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:44 PM
 
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Who are "they?" I would expect that the majority of adults go to bed between ten PM and midnight so "they" are proponents of not drinking water for six to eight hours a day? This hardly seems to be consistent with common advice to drink water frequently and consistently.
I don't know who "they" are, lol. They is the ubiquitous someone out there. So maybe I'll do an experiment, being that I will only drink water for a few days. No coffee, no tea, no sugar-free drinks. Only water. And see how that goes. Usually I drink coffee, caffeinated and decaf, soda with artificial sweeteners, sometimes tea.
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:49 PM
 
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See a urologist. That's the best thing you can do. Even if you called a urologist and told your story, they would ask you to come in the office, because you can't be diagnosed over the phone or on the internet.

I don't know why people delay talking to a medical expert. If I were a doctor, I would love being asked softball questions. I never heard of a good doctor being upset because you came into their office to ask some questions. But in this case, it might be more than that, and it is better to have a real medical doctor check you out.
Last time I spoke to a urologist he recommended a medication that would inhibit urination. I can't remember the name. And all I know is that I was so constipated it was ridiculous. So I stopped that medication. That was like 20 years ago, and I'm loathe to take anything again, although I know at least one person who says the medication works for her and she's not constipated. Good for her. When I fell last year and went to the hospital ER, the kind (he was great) ER physician ordered a urine analysis, why I don't know, but he did. And it happened that I had an infection, for which he ordered an antibiotic. I have since had it retested and have no infection. BUT -- I should probably get another test since I'm always "leaking" OR literally going in my pants.
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