How to Reduce Risky Nighttime Bathroom Breaks

Those nocturnal trips to the restroom may be harmful to your health, especially if you are over 65

The occasional urge to pee during the night might be triggered by drinking too may fluids close to bedtime or by certain medications.

However, nocturia, a condition that causes you to wake up frequently to urinate becomes more common as people age and occurs in both men and women.

This bothersome bladder condition can increase your risk for falling and serious injury.

While nocturia can be annoying, according to Well+Good, it can also be hazardous

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 3 million visits to the ER were due to falls in this age group, says Well+Good

The experts say that the bladder changes with age and can weaken or lose its elasticity so that it can’t hold as much urine.

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