If you’re anything like me, oftentimes, you find yourself making that nightly trek to the toilet. There’s just nothing fun about having to tiptoe to the bathroom hours before your alarm is set to go off—especially if you have a partner who has the tendency to leave the seat up!
Now, let’s be honest; everybody knows that this problem tends to get a heck of a lot worse as you get older. That’s why so many of us out there may have not investigated the annoying occurrence thoroughly enough. And though age certainly does have something to do with frequent urination, your diet may be playing a big part in it, too.
How to Stop the Bathroom From Beckoning You in the Middle of the Night
You see, the condition of waking up and needing to pee at night – or nocturia, as it is scientifically known – is found in people of all ages.
Japanese researchers from Nagasaki University had a suspicion that sodium may have something to do with all of that nighttime fuss, so the team conducted an experiment: they told a group of 223 members to cut their sodium intake by roughly 20 percent.
At the end of the trial, it was found that the participants reported having to get up in the middle of the night a whole lot less. On average, their frequency dropped from 2.3 times per night to 1.4 times!
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