Patients with nocturia may have increased mortality rates, reports Clinical Advisor.
Nocturia is commonly seen with sleep disorders. Sleep conditions related to increased risk of nocturia include insomnia, restless legs syndrome, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). When patients don’t sleep well, they are more aware of their bladders and thus get up more frequently to use the bathroom. It is very common to see nocturia in patients with OSA, and it is something I am sure to ask about in patients who have symptoms. It is believed that with OSA, there is an increased secretion of atrial natriuretic peptide, which causes increased urination.