All you want to do is unwind and drift off into a peaceful sleep, but you just can’t escape the urge to get up and… pee.
Waking up to pee (medically known as nocturia) affects approximately 50% of men over the age of 45 and can have significant effects on men long-term.
The most common causes of nocturia in men over the age of 45 includes;
- An enlarged prostate – a normal part of the ageing process that puts extra pressure on the bladder
- Poor drinking habits – coffee, tea and alcohol being the primary culprits
- Certain mediations – such as those used to treat fluid retention and high blood pressure
- Untreated diabetes – High blood glucose levels can increase in urination during the day and at night
- Weaker muscles – specifically, the muscles in your bladder making it harder to retain urine
Tips from your Sleep Specialists
Feeling refreshed and energized are some of the wonderful benefits that can come from a good night’s sleep, however, it is important to note that sleep is also a critical component of overall health and one which too many men are not prioritising.
No one should have to put with the irritating urge to pee throughout the night. Here are 3 tips to help you get the quality sleep you deserve:
Reduce alcohol and Caffeine
Alcohol is known to prevent anti-diuretic hormone in the body causing frequent urination, while caffeine works directly as a diuretic. This means that if you are sipping on caffeinated beverages throughout the day and then drinking a few beers in the evening, you will end up having non-stop visits to the men’s room. Try avoiding caffeine after 12 pm and leave your alcohol for the weekends and special occasions.
Try natural remedies
For thousands of years, herbs have been used to support an array of health conditions. Studies have shown that herbs such as Passionflower can support sleep restlessness and the nervous system, while other herbs such as saw palmetto, bearberry and Tribulus can support prostate health.
There are several mechanisms that can explain why physical activity can protect against nocturia, including reducing body size, decreasing stress in the nervous system and lowering levels of systemic inflammation, which can support overall sleep and potentially reduce the need to urinate. Try getting 30 minutes of physical activity 3-4 times a week.
At SleepDrops we are passionate about the importance of sleep and our team has spent over 13 years studying and researching to create sleep remedies that work. Our Menzzz Day and Night Pack offer comprehensive support with specific ingredients to support a healthy urinary system, prostate health, libido and men.
Our team of qualified Naturopathic Sleep Specialists offer FREE advice so call us today to start your journey to better sleep and wellbeing. Sleep gives your body the most powerful anti-stress, anti-ageing strategy and the ultimate support for emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. So you get more out of your day, every day.
To find out more visit www.sleepdrops.co.nz or call us on 0800 345 999 for a free sleep consultation. If you are at all concerned about any aspects of your health please do not hesitate to contact your Doctor.