Do you have to get up several times a night to make your way to the bathroom? Many readers would welcome a simple way to make fewer bathroom visits. Several report that they have indeed found a solution to this problem.
Making Fewer Bathroom Visits Overnight:
Q. I am going in for simultaneous knee replacements soon. I had to find something to stop the nighttime trips to the bathroom so I don’t fall.
Your idea of eating raisins seems to be working. I eat 10 in the morning and 10 at night and I’ve slept better than I have in years.
Raisins Reduce the Number of Bathroom Visits Needed:
A. We have heard from a surprising number of readers that eating raisins in the evening can reduce bathroom trips at night. We have no idea why this might work.
However, you can read more about this and other remedies for nocturia (excessive nighttime urination) in our brand-new Guide to Favorite Home Remedies. Access to this online resource can be purchased at PeoplesPharmacy.com.
Beets May Also Help You Make Fewer Bathroom Visits:
Some people report that beets are also helpful for reducing urination at night. That might be because compounds in beets help relax smooth muscle, but we really do not have a scientifically proven explanation. On the other hand, doctors don’t have many effective treatments for nocturia, as they term nighttime urination (Dani, Esdaille & Weiss, Nature Reviews. Urology, Oct. 2016). If munching a few raisins or sipping beet soup before bedtime can help, why not try it?
You will also find other ideas on improving sleep in our online Guide to Getting a Good Night’s Sleep.