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Friday, May 20, 2011

Sleeplessness at Night may Cause Frequency of Urination

Posted by Prahallad Panda on 6:31 PM Comments

Insomnia smileyInsomnia Sleeplessness or insomnia may be associated with frequency of urination at night called nocturia in men and women. More than two urinations after falling asleep is termed as nocturia and insomnia is less than 5 hours of one night's sleep.
Insomnia and nocturia go hand in hand. Nocturia as seen in prostatic hyperplasia in men, often leads to insomnia.
Nocturia often affects the quality of life, from irritability, day time sleepiness, attention disturbances or cognitive dysfunction, accident proneness while driving, type II diabetes mellitus, obesity and cardiovascular disease; to shorter life span.
Insomnia many times precedes nocturia for about 5 years. There are various causes of insomnia; which needs to be addressed.
This nocturia and insomnia may be the result of hormonal disturbance that results from disturbed circadian rhythm.
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