Peeing Again, at Night? This New Drug Can Help

Peeing Again, at Night? This New Drug Can Help

If you’re losing sleep because the bathroom keeps calling your name, this could be your solution.

You swore you’d have your last glass of water no later than 7 pm. And you did. But then it was cold in the basement watching the news and you grabbed the fleece blanket, but that wasn’t enough and so you ended up climbing to the kitchen to brew an herbal tea.

And then you made a hot chocolate in the microwave an hour later. Why not. And so, come 1 AM, yes, you had to get up to pee. And then again at 3AM and at 4.

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Don’t worry, you’re in good company. In older age brackets, as much as 50% of Americans suffer from over production of urine, to put it bluntly.

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Some of it may be due to taking in too many liquids but actually, most of it isn’t. The main problem though, is that it’s disruptive.

It’s a pain in the neck having to get up when you’re toasty and warm under the blankets and ready for slumber.  It provides for an unrestful night for those who find it difficult to get back to sleep, once they’re up and it’s generally, it’s a plain old nuisance.

Noctiva

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Thankfully, a new drug has been approved by the FDA to treat the problem. Those who suffer from ‘nocturnal polyuria’ can now try a nasal spray, Noctiva, to help ease their symptoms.

The biggest thing about Noctiva is that it’s the first drug ever approved for use by the FDA that’s been invented specifically to treat peeing too often at night.

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While it’s not suitable for kids or for pregnant women (sorry, ladies!), it can work for adults who’ve been properly diagnosed by their doctors.

How can you take it? Squirt it in daily, about 30 minutes before heading to bed. The drug works by simply increasing the amount of water your kidneys absorb, causing you to pee less once you get to sleep.

Of course, Noctiva has a long list of side effects and warnings and it’s important to read them closely and take note. But it might be helpful.

Other Remedies

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In terms of having an overactive bladder, what else is good to know? Having one could be the sign that you have an underlying condition like obesity or diabetes, so it’s important to see your doctor.

A professional might suggest exercises to increase the strength of your bladder muscles or prescribe medications to help you. Your doctor also might recommend that you stop smoking, if you do, and that you regulate your fluid intake by eliminate drinking diuretics like coffee, tea and other beverages that contain caffeine, from your diet.

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Other tips they might offer include losing weight, which can reduce the number of pounds you have pressing down on your bladder at any given moment, and trying herbal remedies like  Saw Palmetto. It’s said to possibly improve the total amount of pee your bladder can hold.

There are options out there. Don’t grin and bear it by spending another night fumbling around in the dark for the toilet paper. It gets better.

 

 

 

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