A Full Night’s Sleep and an Empty Bladder with Nocdurna
March 5, 2021
Getting up frequently at night to urinate can wreck your much needed shut eye. Poor sleep affects mood, energy level, testosterone levels, mental clarity, performance at work and the gym, relationships with friends and family, eating habits and your physical fitness. Sleeping soundly for seven to nine hours a night has been linked to overall health and a happier and more productive life.
Frequent urination at night is common in both men and women. It has been found that 69% of men and 76% of women over age 40 report getting up to go to the bathroom at least once per night. About one-third of adults over age 30 make two or more nightly bathroom trips. This means waking up more frequently and more disruption to a normal sleep cycle, which can affect your lifestyle and health.
New to the market is a medication called Nocdurna. Nocdurna is a sublingual tablet that helps to treat urinary frequency at night in those who wake up at least two times per night to urinate. And it only takes 30 minutes to work!
Nocdurna works by imitating a natural hormone in the body that helps the kidneys produce less urine at night. If you have a shortage of this hormone, your kidneys may release too much water at night, causing frequent nighttime urination. Studies have shown that Nocdurna reduces the average number of times you need to urinate at night by almost half.
Urinating frequently at night comes in different varieties which means it can be caused by different things. A provider can help determine the type and cause of frequent night time urination with an exam, tests and a good history.
To discuss and be evaluated for your frequent trips to the bathroom at night and find out if Nocdurna is an appropriate medication to help alleviate those trips and get some solid zzz’s contact Austin Urology Institute at 512.694.8888 to make an appointment with a provider.