Are you experiencing the following troubles?
✦ Not sleeping properly at night, always woken up by the urge to urinate in the middle of the night, getting up more than two or three times a night, not only does not have a good rest, but also affects the sleep of the partner, causing the other party to complain; frequently getting up at night to go to the toilet, making it easy to feel sleepy and dozing off during the day, always Can't lift my spirits...✦
Nocturia is actually very common. According to relevant statistics, 25% of adult women and 20% of adult men have nocturia, and this situation is more common in middle-aged and elderly people. The elderly over the age of 70, 40 % have nocturia.
alert! If you are woken up by urine one or more times during sleep at night and want to go to the toilet, you may be suffering from nocturia!
According to the definition of the International Continence Society (ICS), [nocturia] refers to having to wake up at night to urinate, excluding the last urination before going to bed and the first urination after waking up in the morning.
1、How can I tell if I have frequent urination at night?
Check the frequency of nocturnal urination. If the frequency of nocturia is ≥ 2 times at night and lasts for several days, it indicates that the frequency of nocturia is high.
Look at the amount of urine at night. The ideal amount of urine for adults is 300-500 ml each time, and the amount of urine at night is within 1/4 of the daytime. Can be seen as increased nocturia. It is difficult to accurately calculate the amount of urine in daily life. It depends on your own feelings. It doesn’t matter if you urinate a lot at a time, but you should pay attention to it in the long run.
2、What causes frequent urination at night?
"The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine: The Sixty-first Treatise on Water-heat Points" says: The kidney is the gate of the stomach, and it is unfavorable to close the gate, so it gathers water and follows its category. "
But the kidney here is different from the kidney in Western medicine. In traditional Chinese medicine, the kidney controls water and regulates the metabolism of body fluids throughout the body. In addition, when the kidney and bladder are interrelated, the kidney yang is deficient, and the transpiration and qi transformation of the kidney qi is weakened, and the qi transformation of the bladder is unfavorable, the opening and closing of the bladder is lost, and it is manifested as polyuria and even urinary incontinence.
At night, yin is prosperous and yang is weak, and yang is weaker, so nocturnal urination is frequent. Nocturia is more common in the elderly due to more renal impairment in the elderly. Therefore, frequent nocturnal urination is often caused by insufficient kidney yang. At this time, it is necessary to adjust and supplement kidney yang in time.
3、Frequent urination at night, how to take care of it?
If the frequent nocturnal urination is caused by insufficient kidney yang, then it is good to replenish kidney yang in time. It can be conditioned and improved by means of dietary supplements, massage, exercise, adjustment of living habits, and traditional Chinese medicine.
A、Proper food supplement
Prawns, black rice, black beans, black sesame seeds, black fungus, pig kidney, etc. have the effect of warming and nourishing kidney yang, and proper supplementation is beneficial to prevent nocturia.
But be sure to eat less salt.
A study by Professor Derek Iverson of the University of Bristol in the UK found that reducing salt intake can significantly reduce the number of nights you wake up.
B.Levator anus exercise
Inhale, pull up and tighten the anus, and then exhale to relax. Perform 3-4 rounds a day with 25 slow and strong contractions and 25 fast contractions, alternating.
This exercise can help us strengthen and support the urethra, exercise the perianal muscles, and better improve nighttime urination.
C.Massage acupuncture points
Rub Yongquan and Zusanli with the palm of your hand before going to bed, each acupoint for 2-3 minutes, which has a certain relief effect on nocturia.
D.Drink less water before bed
People who often wake up at night should not drink water when going to bed. If you are really thirsty, you can take two sips half an hour before going to bed, preferably no more than one cup (200ML).
In addition to the above methods, you can also choose a professional pure plant kidney-tonifying Chinese patent medicine for conditioning, warming the yang and tonifying the kidney, and improving the symptoms of frequent nocturia from the root.