A recent study published by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine reveals how a drug used to treat urinary incontinence in women can also help reduce their sleep problems, reports Bel Marra Health.

Urinary incontinence is a condition where a person loses bladder control and urinates involuntarily. It is closely related to urgency incontinence, in which the bladder-wall muscles involuntarily contract suddenly, causing an unstoppable urge to urinate.

When urinary incontinence occurs at night, it disturbs sleep. This condition is more common in old age and affects nearly 30 percent of women between the ages of 30 to 60.