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Do You Often Have to "Go" in the Middle of the Night?

Do You Often Have to "Go" in the Middle of the Night?

There are many things that interfere with sleeping through the night. Be it a husband who snores or an overly blue, overly bright digital alarm clock. There is another thing that wakes many of us up at night, and by the photo below, I bet you can guess what I am talking about.

Waking up with that full bladder feeling, knowing you won't be able to fall back asleep unless you stumble to the bathroom to go, is just another annoying thing that interferes with a good night's sleep. Some people just always have to go in the middle of the night, and some don't. When I was pregnant, having to go in the middle of the night plagued my sleep. Enough about me, how about you . . .


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sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
Argh...! Pretty much every single night. :) I went to the doctor and they told me everything was normal. I just have a small bladder. :( My bladder seems to have a maximum time of 6 hours.
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
If something wakes me up in the middle of the night, then I have to get up and pee. But, I usually sleep soundly, but the first thing I do when I wake up is go!
DevonJade DevonJade 8 years
Never. I'm so thankful for that. Once I am sleeping I am out, I don't wake up for anything. Kind of sweet, but if there was a fire I'd be toast!
Jess8902 Jess8902 8 years
I never used to. Then after the kids my bladder became less than a friend to me. It's 2 or more times a night. And that nonsense about kegels.. ugh. I'm one of those people who can't go back to sleep usually without thinking for an eon. It sucks! Sometimes I try to go several times before bed and then pop a benadryl. Probably not wise but sometimes I just HAVE to sleep.
honeyhoney77 honeyhoney77 8 years
Only if i drink water right before bed. So I definitely try not to, as I hate HATE to get out of bed when i'm all cozy.
socktree socktree 8 years
People think it's weird I go in the middle of the night. I think they're weird for not.
meechie meechie 8 years
The only time I don't pee at night is if I stop drinking around 7pm and if I exercise about an hour before I go to bed. Other than that I sometimes go 3 times/night.
michlny michlny 8 years
thank's good to know I'm not alone :)
MaggieLei MaggieLei 8 years
I put "no" because under normal circumstances I don't wake up for anything. However, I'm in early pregnancy. I know that in a few months I will be waking up to go to the bathroom every couple of hours. That's how it was last time.
alliep627 alliep627 8 years
OMG you people who sleep straight thru all night don't know how lucky you are! I'd give almost anything to sleep for a straight 8 hours without waking up once! I think I did that when I was 17 or 18. I can't even remember for sure how wonderful that must be. I usually pee 1-3 times a night. And it really SUCKS big time when my mind turns itself on and I cannot fall back asleep. I HATE THAT!
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
I can not pee for days. Okay maybe not days, but I can hold it in forever.
kimsy kimsy 8 years
I'm pregnant, so yes, a lot. But never really did pre-pregnancy.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
hardly ever, I usually go just before bed and then again once I wake up
SpeakLike-aChild SpeakLike-aChild 8 years
almost never, I usually don't wake up in the middle of the night for any reason, not even the fire alarm :P
margokhal margokhal 8 years
I go through periods of this, usually when I'm stressed out or adjusting to living in a new place [even in the same time zone!]. It's usually a two-week stretch where I get up at EXACTLY the same time every night (like 3:17 am) and have to go. Has anybody else ever had this? It's funny, as annoying as it is, it doesn't affect my alertness or rest...but it's a pain in the butt to get back to sleep!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
there have been times when i've woken up a lot in the middle of the night to pee and i got a night light for my bathroom since i would always wake all the way up if i had the light on - and if i was in the dark, then i would trip over things. it's a real pain in the butt because i'm one of those people that wakes up fully and then i can't ever go back to sleep
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
I always go to the bathroom right before I settle down for a good night's sleep. Usually, that keeps my bladder at bay. But no matter what, I always have to go very badly at about 6AM. Sometimes I just hold it until I'm ready to get up, but I'm afraid I'm doing myself harm.
imLissy imLissy 8 years
I never did before I moved into our apartment and I started working. Now I get up almost very night. I drink about twice as much water as I used to. I guess that's why.
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
The cockroaches issue gives me the HEEBIES. Suddenly living in Wisconsin has its merits. I usually end up having to get up at least once, because I'm on sleeping pills that recommend a glass of water with the meds. Whose bright idea was THAT?!
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
Lately I've been really thirsty in the evenings and that means more trips to the bathroom in the night. Usually it's just once, but it's still annoying.
psterling psterling 8 years
Every single freakin' night!! I hate this so much because I already have a hard time falling asleep and then I have to do it twice. I usually try to not drink anything after 8pm but sometimes I get thirsty right before bed :-/
Allytta Allytta 8 years
i read the comments, so weird, if i drink a lot, and i usually go, 4 liters a day probably or more, it goes right through me in 30min. so drinking a lot all day and peeing during the night doesn't really makes sense to me. i pee during the night when i'm drunk :) and if a wake up because of noisy neighbours. as soon as i'm awake i neeeeeeeed to go, be it 2am or 10am :) condolences to everyone who wakes up more then once a night...
Allytta Allytta 8 years
oh, i hope it never happens to me. i'm just too lazy to get out of my lovely warm bed. i always make sure i go right before sleep though.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Hehe, plus_2_kid, I used to live in Hawaii, so I know what you mean about the cockroaches. There was this one time that I walked into the bathroom, turned the light on, and was so shocked by one that I actually ran smack into the closed door. The thought still makes me giggle, though it didn't at the time.
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