Frequent urination at night: look for snoring
New Delhi, July 14, 2016: "Frequent urination at night, a condition called nocturia, is common among snorers with obstructive sleep apnea (cessation of respiration during sleep)," said Padma Shri Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal – President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Honorary Secretary General IMA. Nocturia is the need to void two or more times each night.
In obstructive sleep apnea, soft tissues at the back of the throat temporarily collapse during sleep causing brief moments in which the patient stops breathing. The disorder can cause daytime sleepiness and can be effectively treated with a breathing device called CPAP that pushes air into the throat to prevent the tissues from collapsing.