Poor sleep may increase loss of bladder control: getting a good night sleep matters

We know that bladder control issues can disrupt your sleep, but now a study also suggest that poor sleep quality could lead to loss of bladder control and occasional incontinence. These findings remind us all that a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things we can do for our health.

New England Research Institutes of Watertown, Massachusetts followed 1610 men and 2535 women for five years to monitor the development of sleep disturbances related to loss of bladder control and urinary tract health. The mean baseline age of the study subjects was 48.They found that women reporting disturbed sleep had a 78% increase in the odds for urinary incontinence.

“We’re suggesting this is probably a bidirectional relationship,” said Dr. Raymond Rosen. “We think of the patient with bladder control issues as having disturbed sleep, and that in turn produces quality-of-life problems or health problems for that individual. This study is suggesting that we should also think of the reverse. Someone who has sleep difficulties is at significantly increased risk of urologic problems, and we want to understand more about that.”

All this implies that you need to do your best to ensure your quality of sleep. If you are a poor sleeper for whatever reason, it is important to seek help and eliminate all possible causes that disturb your sleep, such as heavy snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, in order to improve your quality of sleep. This is vitally important.

Of course, if bladder control is bothering you and disturbing your sleep at night, take actions as well with clinically-tested products such as BetterWOMAN and BetterMAN to help you sleep better, and provide support for better bladder control.


To your health.

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