What is Nocturia?
Nocturia is when you get up frequently during the night, having to go to the bathroom. Okay? Sleep apnea can cause nocturia. When you when your sleep is disrupted with sleep apnea and it awakens you, the brain may say, Hey, let's go into the bladder. As long as we're up, let's go into the bladder. And this can happen four or five times a night or more. When you're treated for sleep apnea off times, you don't have those awakenings in the middle of the night, and the body doesn't need to empty the bladder all night long. The number of times and trips to the bathroom may be greatly diminished 012 times when he has to go five or six times a night. Quite a difference. Also reported especially in children is bedwetting due to the nocturia that they it is not uncommon to find bedwetting in younger individuals with who have sleep apnea.