Can Going to the Bathroom Too Often at Night Be Dangerous To Your Health
June 1, 2010
Here's a not too surprising study presented at the American Urological Association meeting: That two or more bathroom trips at night increases your chances of dying by 50% in men and 30% in women. The researchers mentioned poor sleep as a possible link, but didn't mention anything about obstructive sleep apnea. Studies have recently shown that the main reason why you get up to go to the bathroom is because you stopped breathing, and not because you make too much urine. Actually, you do make some more urine, due to increased production of atrial natriuretic hormone (ANH), due to dilation of the heart's atria during breathing pauses.