Nocturnal Dehydration

Discussion in 'Insomnia, Sleep Issues' started by bradley, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. bradley

    bradley Member

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    For years I will wake up 1-3 times in the night, intensely thirsty, and also having to urinate quite a large volume. Each time I wake i'll have to drink 8 ounces of water or more to quench the thirst, and each time will also need to pee, creating a self-perpetuating problem. I've tried many things to minimize this without success. i.e. combinations of sweet/salty/fatty/gelatin drink before bed, a small amount of desiccated thyroid/cynoplus, etc.

    Does anyone have any suggestions to help mitigate this effect?
     
  2. nwo2012

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    Have you checked your blood glucose levels during this time?
    Do you work shifts, sometimes nightshifts?
    Have you checked your temps and pulses when this happens?
     
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    Hi NWO. No i haven't checked glucose or pulses/temps at this time. I usually feel fairly warm throughout the night and don't tend to have a high heart rate at these times either.

    I do not work shifts


     
  4. charlie

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    Blood sugar came to mind for me also.
     
  5. cliff

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    Have you tried drinking some juice when you wake up?

    I used to wake up to pee once or twice a night, I started using the 250watt light while I sleep shining on my feet a couple months ago and rarely wake up to pee anymore.
     
  6. nwo2012

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    Interesting suggestions. I too suffer from waking up to pee but mine only started after rotating onto nightshift. Still your fix might work so going to give it a go and grab the 250w.
     
  7. Ray of Sunshine

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    Too much magnesium and salt was causing me this problem. Cut back and it went away.
     
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