Often, I run to the bathroom at night: find out why!
According to the results of a new study by scientists from the University of Bristol (University of Bristol), UK, reducing salt intake can reduce the number of trips to the toilet during the night.
Many people over 60 years of age, and even younger, to Wake up in the night to visit the toilet. This can happen even several times during the night and called nycturia. Such interruption of sleep can lead to problems such as stress, irritability or fatigue that affect quality of life. There are several possible causes of nocturia, including as revealed in the new study, the amount of salt in the diet.
American heart Association (American Heart Association) recommends that you eat no more than 2300 mg (2.3 grams) of sodium per day, equivalent to about 1 teaspoon of salt. Ideally, the level of sodium consumption should be 1,500 mg (1.5 g) per day. Table salt consists of sodium by about 40% .
In the new study involved more than 300 people from Japan. Participants consumed large amounts of salt and had trouble sleeping. In the study, they had to reduce the level of salt intake for 12 weeks. More than 200 participants decreased consumption of salt with an average of 11 to 8 grams per day. In connection with a reduction in salt consumption number of trips to the toilet also decreased from 2.3 to 1.4 times per night, which improved the quality of life of the participants, the researchers note. The amount of urination during the day also decreased.
According to scientists, such studies have typically focused on the need to use less water to cope with nocturia. But a new study points to the need for revision of the level of consumption of salt to cope with this problem. Night urination is a real problem for many people, especially as you age. The findings suggest that simple changes in diet can greatly improve the quality of life of many individuals with nocturia, scientists say.
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