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Nocturia, nocturnal polyuria, and sleep quality in the elderly.
J Psychosom Res. 2004 May; 56(5):517-25.JP

Abstract

Nocturia is a common symptom in the elderly, which profoundly influences general health and quality of life. One consequence of nocturia is sleep deterioration, with increased daytime sleepiness and loss of energy and activity. Accidents, e.g., fall injuries, are increased both at night and in the daytime in elderly persons with nocturia. Nocturia is caused by nocturnal polyuria, a reduced bladder capacity, or a combination of the two. Nocturnal polyuria can be caused by numerous diseases, such as diabetes insipidus, diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure, and sleep apnoea. In the nocturnal polyuria syndrome (NPS), the 24-h diuresis is normal or only slightly increased, while there is a shift in diuresis from daytime to night. NPS is caused by a disturbance of the vasopressin system, with a lack of nocturnal increase in plasma vasopressin or, in some cases, no detectable levels of the hormone at any time of the 24-h period. The calculated prevalence of NPS is about 3% in an elderly population, with no gender difference. In NPS, there are serious sleep disturbances, partly due to the need to get up for micturition, but there is also increased difficulty in falling asleep after nocturnal awakenings and increased sleepiness in the morning. The treatment of NPS may include avoidance of excessive fluid intake, use of diuretics medication in the afternoon rather than the morning, and desmopressin orally at bedtime.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Family Medicine Stockholm, Karolinska Institute, SE-141 83 Huddinge, Sweden. ragnar.asplund@jll.se

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15172208

Citation

Asplund, R. "Nocturia, Nocturnal Polyuria, and Sleep Quality in the Elderly." Journal of Psychosomatic Research, vol. 56, no. 5, 2004, pp. 517-25.
Asplund R. Nocturia, nocturnal polyuria, and sleep quality in the elderly. J Psychosom Res. 2004;56(5):517-25.
Asplund, R. (2004). Nocturia, nocturnal polyuria, and sleep quality in the elderly. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 56(5), 517-25.
Asplund R. Nocturia, Nocturnal Polyuria, and Sleep Quality in the Elderly. J Psychosom Res. 2004;56(5):517-25. PubMed PMID: 15172208.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Nocturia, nocturnal polyuria, and sleep quality in the elderly. A1 - Asplund,R, PY - 2004/6/3/pubmed PY - 2004/9/24/medline PY - 2004/6/3/entrez SP - 517 EP - 25 JF - Journal of psychosomatic research JO - J Psychosom Res VL - 56 IS - 5 N2 - Nocturia is a common symptom in the elderly, which profoundly influences general health and quality of life. One consequence of nocturia is sleep deterioration, with increased daytime sleepiness and loss of energy and activity. Accidents, e.g., fall injuries, are increased both at night and in the daytime in elderly persons with nocturia. Nocturia is caused by nocturnal polyuria, a reduced bladder capacity, or a combination of the two. Nocturnal polyuria can be caused by numerous diseases, such as diabetes insipidus, diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure, and sleep apnoea. In the nocturnal polyuria syndrome (NPS), the 24-h diuresis is normal or only slightly increased, while there is a shift in diuresis from daytime to night. NPS is caused by a disturbance of the vasopressin system, with a lack of nocturnal increase in plasma vasopressin or, in some cases, no detectable levels of the hormone at any time of the 24-h period. The calculated prevalence of NPS is about 3% in an elderly population, with no gender difference. In NPS, there are serious sleep disturbances, partly due to the need to get up for micturition, but there is also increased difficulty in falling asleep after nocturnal awakenings and increased sleepiness in the morning. The treatment of NPS may include avoidance of excessive fluid intake, use of diuretics medication in the afternoon rather than the morning, and desmopressin orally at bedtime. SN - 0022-3999 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15172208/Nocturia_nocturnal_polyuria_and_sleep_quality_in_the_elderly_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0022399904000819 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -