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Old 11-14-2019, 07:33 AM
 
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I've having trouble falling back asleep at night and wondered if anybody else has any suggestions. Thanks in advance for reading..

Typically on workdays, I go to sleep around the same time, and I have no problems passing out and get my full 7 hours and I need it because I need to do my job.

Typically I wake up twice to pee, which is normal, and then I'm able to go back to sleep each time, so ~ 3 cycles. But I usually have no problem falling back asleep each time.

About a month ago, we started turning the heat on. I woke up after the 2nd cycle with my sinuses clogged and couldn't go back to sleep, so started using a humidifier. It helped a little. One night it poured, and there was so much humidity in the room, I was sick for a week.

So, now it's freezing and the heat is really on. The dry nose problem went away, but now I'm waking up after the 2nd cycle and I cannot go back to sleep. I've tried adjusting the temperature both cold and hot, and its still difficult to go back to sleep.

Anyone else having/have this problem. I have all these little sleep problems and it's a little maddening. I mean, if the body needs sleep to operate well, why can't we just SLEEP!
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Old 11-14-2019, 08:15 AM
 
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Waking up more than once to pee could mean that you have an overactive bladder. Have you looked into ways to reduce it? It could be caused by what you drink, meds/supplements, or an underlying medical condition. It would be better to try for longer uninterrupted sleep. https://www.healthline.com/health/overactive-bladder/overactive-bladder-night
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:14 AM
 
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Waking up more than once to pee could mean that you have an overactive bladder. Have you looked into ways to reduce it? It could be caused by what you drink, meds/supplements, or an underlying medical condition. It would be better to try for longer uninterrupted sleep. https://www.healthline.com/health/overactive-bladder/overactive-bladder-night
That has been that way for more years than I can remember.

I can't imagine something could be done about it short of surgery as it's literally been that way every night for over a decade.

An uninterrupted night of sleep would obviously solve all of the problems, but I'm not sure if that's realistic.
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Early America
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That has been that way for more years than I can remember.

I can't imagine something could be done about it short of surgery as it's literally been that way every night for over a decade.

An uninterrupted night of sleep would obviously solve all of the problems, but I'm not sure if that's realistic.

Waking up twice to pee at night has become your normal, but it's not normal. The link I posted can help you begin to determine if there are changes you can make to fix it. Check additional sources. If you can't fix it, then consider seeing a doctor for a medical cause. There is no need to see a doctor or think of surgery until you have eliminated all the other possibilities.
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Old 11-14-2019, 10:22 AM
 
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Waking up twice to pee at night has become your normal, but it's not normal. The link I posted can help you begin to determine if there are changes you can make to fix it. Check additional sources. If you can't fix it, then consider seeing a doctor for a medical cause. There is no need to see a doctor or think of surgery until you have eliminated all the other possibilities.
I have tried several of those things over the years.

I do think if the problem was more sporadic, like get up to pee twice three times a week, then I'd try and use diet, fluid intake, weight to regulate it.

But if every night for a decade, you're correct in calling it a new normal.

However, I will look into it again. No harm, thank you for the link, I do appreciate.

Right now I just hope I will acclimate to the heating system and start to sleep better.
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Old 11-14-2019, 11:00 AM
 
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I have tried several of those things over the years.

I do think if the problem was more sporadic, like get up to pee twice three times a week, then I'd try and use diet, fluid intake, weight to regulate it.

But if every night for a decade, you're correct in calling it a new normal.

However, I will look into it again. No harm, thank you for the link, I do appreciate.

Right now I just hope I will acclimate to the heating system and start to sleep better.
Do you have a thermometer/humidity meter in your room? That might give you some hint. A lot of people over humidify/overheat their bedroom and that can make it uncomfortable. I don’t change the clothes I wear to bed because then I end up way too hot.

I used to wake up many times at night to pee and I think it was my bed+mattress. It was just old and saggy and causing back/neck pain. It had nothing to do with my bladder at all. Now that I have a better bed, I usually go once a night unless I drink too much before bed or am anxious/sick.
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Old 11-14-2019, 11:01 AM
 
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OP: What works for me after those middle of night wake up and can't get back to sleep. A friend put me on to 500mg Tryptophan and 50mg B6 (P5P form) and I take these 2 about 30-45 minutes before I hit the pillow. After every bathroom trip, I get back to sleep due to this SOLUTION. I sleep a good 10+ hrs and do have bathroom trips. I use a couple other sleep supplements for the Whole Sleep Job.
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Old 11-14-2019, 01:28 PM
 
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I've having trouble falling back asleep at night and wondered if anybody else has any suggestions. Thanks in advance for reading..

Typically on workdays, I go to sleep around the same time, and I have no problems passing out and get my full 7 hours and I need it because I need to do my job.

Typically I wake up twice to pee, which is normal, and then I'm able to go back to sleep each time, so ~ 3 cycles. But I usually have no problem falling back asleep each time.

About a month ago, we started turning the heat on. I woke up after the 2nd cycle with my sinuses clogged and couldn't go back to sleep, so started using a humidifier. It helped a little. One night it poured, and there was so much humidity in the room, I was sick for a week.

So, now it's freezing and the heat is really on. The dry nose problem went away, but now I'm waking up after the 2nd cycle and I cannot go back to sleep. I've tried adjusting the temperature both cold and hot, and its still difficult to go back to sleep.

Anyone else having/have this problem. I have all these little sleep problems and it's a little maddening. I mean, if the body needs sleep to operate well, why can't we just SLEEP!
I find I sleep better/longer in a room that's much cooler than the rest of the house. If you can't adjust the temperature of your bedroom separately, close or cover the HVAC vent (which will also stop circulating dust that can irritate your sinuses), close baseboard register vents, or crack open a window. But no, you shouldn't be waking up that many times to pee unless you drank an unusually large amount of liquids that day.
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Old 11-14-2019, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Waking up twice to pee at night has become your normal, but it's not normal. The link I posted can help you begin to determine if there are changes you can make to fix it. Check additional sources. If you can't fix it, then consider seeing a doctor for a medical cause. There is no need to see a doctor or think of surgery until you have eliminated all the other possibilities.
More of us are drinking more and more water thru out the day and even night and hence the trips to bathroom.
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Old 11-14-2019, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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If you have a forced air heating system you might look at getting the ducts cleaned. There could be something in there you are reacting to.
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