Nocturia is when a person has to wake up more than once a night to pass urine. It's a common problem that can get worse as a person gets older.
Nocturia can be caused by:
If the person you support has nocturia regularly, they should see their general practitioner (GP) or other health care professional. They will ask about:
The health care professional may also:
You can help someone manage nocturia by:
Need more help? Call the National Continence Helpline on 18OO 33 OO 66 and talk to a continence nurse advisor.
The effects of nocturia:
Nocturia is commonly caused by:
A health care professional may ask a person with nocturia:
Treatment and management for nocturia can include:
This information is not a substitute for independent professional advice.