People tend to wake up in the middle of the night to pee because when you sleep you increase the blood flow to your kidneys which increases urine production. However, if you wake up because your bedmate is snoring or you have insomnia it has nothing to do with your bladder. But if you wake up because you need to pee, you should consider the reasons below.
You’re drinking too much water before bed – Avoid drinking water at least two hours before bed and make sure you visit the washroom before you get into bed.
You are drinking too much alcohol or caffeine too close to bedtime – Alcohol and caffeine are diuretics and will cause you to pee more often. Stop consuming both at least three hours before bed to avoid waking up at night.
You’re low on a hormone – When we age we lose an antidiuretic hormone, which helps to control the kidney’s and its fluid levels. As the hormone lessens the more, you will need to pee.
You have an infection – If you suddenly have to pee often, you could have a urinary tract infection. Symptoms are usually accompanied by a sudden need to pee, coupled with a burning sensation and discomfort when using the washroom.
Your legs are swollen – If your legs or feet are swollen, you could have a condition known as edema. Edema will cause increased fluid retention in your lower body and cause you to pee more often when lying down.