Frequent urination is a condition where the body urinates more than usual and passes excessive or abnormally large amounts of urine each time you urinate. Or, if you are waking up at night with frequent urination, this is a sign of diminished capacity to hold your urine, or what is referred to as “nocturia.”
Nocturia is often a symptom of other medical conditions including urological infection, a tumor of the bladder or prostate, a condition called bladder prolapse, or disorders affecting sphincter control.
When it comes to sleep, a normal person is able to sleep 6 to 8 hours at night without having the need to urinate. People suffering from Nocturia wake up multiple times throughout the night to go to the bathroom, which causes a disruption in in their normal sleep cycle.
Nocturia can be a common symptom in both men and women. However, it can be troublesome in itself, by disturbing sleep, and can have a significant impact on quality of sleep and quality of life. If are experiencing frequent urination (in the daytime or nighttime) please contact a UCA GU Surgeons for an appointment.