(01-18-2014, 09:33 PM)Gabby Wrote: Going to bathroom at night, how is it connected to Sleep Apnea?
I have always gone to the bathroom many times a night and since being diagnosed with sleep apnea I find it is one of the symptoms. Could someone please explain this one to me please? Is it just a trigger, once you wake, you think you had better go? That's basically how I work.
I am hoping once I get hooked up in about two weeks that my nightly walks will all but cease.
I asked my doctor the same thing. Assumed for years that I had BPH (benign prostatatic hyperplasia). Would wake up 4 or 5 times a night and have trouble urinating.
When I began bipap therapy, this disappeared. Like that.
When asking my family doctor the reason for this, (he's very up-to-date and able to explain things well) he told me that it was related to an adrenalyn reaction caused by "fight or flight" reaction from the lack of oxygen.
I'm sure this is explained in layman's terms and leaves out a lot of detail.