Nocturia x disturbed sleep: a review

Nocturia x disturbed sleep: a review

Author Furtado, Daniele Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Hachul, Helena Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Andersen, Monica L. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Castro, Rodrigo A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Girao, Manoel B. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Tufik, Sergio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract In this article, we provide a concise review of the literature on nocturia and its interference with sleep and, consequently, on quality of life. There are few studies addressing the possible influences of nocturia on sleep disruption. Nocturia is a potential contributor to sleep disorders because affected individuals experience nonrestorative sleep due to frequent interruptions. We also attempted to determine whether individuals with nocturia wake to urinate or, alternately, urinate because they are awake. This review attempts to outline this specific association by examining the possible interactions with other medical conditions and the pathophysiology and prevalence. Most studies have observed a higher prevalence among women; however, the impact on quality of life is higher in men. Nocturia is not necessarily associated with natural aging. the exploration of these topics provides information to clarify the implications of nocturia on sleep, sleep disruption, and other related consequences. Additional evidence is still required to address the question of whether nocturia leads to disordered sleep or whether disordered sleep leads to nocturia.
Keywords Sleep
Sleep fragmentation
Sleep disorders
Language English
Sponsor Associacao Fundo de Incentivo a Pesquisa (AFIP)
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Grant number FAPESP: 98/14303-3
Date 2012-03-01
Published in International Urogynecology Journal. London: Springer London Ltd, v. 23, n. 3, p. 255-267, 2012.
ISSN 0937-3462 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 255-267
Access rights Closed access
Type Review
Web of Science ID WOS:000300552400002

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