I have always needed to wake up around 6-7am to wake up to pee. Sometimes, if I drink any liquids before going to sleep, I'll need to go twice, once at 2-3am and again at 6-7am. The issue is that even if I don't drink much in the evening, I'll still need to wake up for the 6-7am one and the urine volume is pathetically low.
I don't think I have nocturia (where you have to wake up and pee multiple times per night), nor do I think I have an abnormally enlarged prostate (I'm 22).
"Most people can sleep for 6 to 8 hours without having to urinate. Middle aged and older men often wake to urinate once in the early morning hours.
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My best guess of the reason behind all this is that my prostate is enlarging with age naturally and possibly masturbation/sex. Apparently it's completely natural as a man, for your prostate to increase in size throughout life. An observation that supports this is that I don't think that I had to wake up to urinate when I was younger. Back then, I could probably drink a lot more at night without needing to wake up and urinate.
I know this may be very common to need to pee once or twice per night, but i don't think this is optimal. I want to need to pee after waking up naturally (e.g. to sunlight). I value my sleep tremendously as anyone should and it makes sense that if I could get another half of a sleep cycle in, I'll be more prepared for the rest of the day, or I can cut back on half hour of time in bed.
Any thoughts or suggestion?
I heard that Saw Palmetto can prevent enlarged prostate.
Edited by calengineering, 13 November 2010 - 02:35 AM.