Other Names:
Nighttime urination

Nocturia, or getting up frequently during the night to urinate, is a symptom. Besides aging, it has historically been attributed to a bladder or prostate concerns.  Once considered a benign nuisance, nighttime urination is fast becoming recognized as a warning sign related with illness and increased mortality.


Nocturia affects up to 40 percent of the population. Often dismissed as a normal part of aging, epidemiologists or those who study disease statistics find otherwise. Nocturia affects both men and women. Statistical analysis in a European investigation across five countries found that 48.6 percent of men and 54.5 percent of women have to get up at least one time per night to urinate.

Broader Problems:
Disorders of micturition
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST