- Jun 18, 2010
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How sure are you about the medical condition that causes you to go to the toilet at night?Due to a medical condition that causes me to go to the toilet at night, I reckon I've woken once or twice per night for the last 7 years at least. Not sure what long term damage this will do, but I'm pretty tired most of the time, as it often takes me some time to fall back asleep and it breaks my cycle.
I also absolutely don't help myself because I will often check my phone or go and get some food/drink in the middle of the night when I wake too.
I have found the biggest determinant of how I fell on the day though is how you wake, if it's of your bodies on accord, you are fine. If it's in the middle of a cycle and suddenly roused by a buzzing alarm that startles you, and I'm tired for hours in the morning and don't feel fresh. I genuinely believe alarm clocks are not healthy at all for us, but unfortunately with most people's employment hours they are a necessary evil.
"Nocturia" is a common side affect of sleep apnea. When sleep apnea is treated, there are people who go from three or four toilet visits per night down to one every few weeks.
Not denying you may have another condition but it is an interesting side note.