There are many people who every night find it inevitable to get up to go to the bathroom, even more than once. If that is your case, the solution may be to reduce your salt intake.
According to a study by the University of Nagasaki (Japan) , people who consume less salt tend to feel less inclined to get up to pee at night. “This work contemplates the possibility that a simple modification in our diet can significantly improve the quality of life of many people,” explained the author, Dr. Matsuo Tomohiro.
Having to pee at night is quite common, but does not mean that it should be ignored. In fact, if it occurs frequently takes the name of nocturia, and is something that affects in a most significant way those over 60 years. Beyond being simply annoying, having to get up to pee each night interferes with the quality of sleep , Energy levels, intelligence and overall health, according to Women’s Health and Women’s Health magazine .
Salt is not the only cause of the production of urine at night. According to the National Sleep Foundation , the founding of sleep in the United States, other elements such as medicines, age, urinary tract infections and prostate problems can also increase the desire to jump out of bed and run to the bathroom.
If during the day you feel the need to pee constantly, your body may be telling you something. Both nocturia and constant urination are considered symptoms of more serious health problems such as diabetes, sleep apnea, heart problems, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s.
The World Health Organization recommends that adults consume a maximum of five grams of salt per day to reduce blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular disease.