Dr. Barry Krakow with Maimonides Sleep Arts & Sciences gives one of the best explanations of why sleep apnea patients wake up at night to pee. In essence, obstructions in the airway due to sleep apnea, creates a negative pressure in the chest cavity that pushes on the vienus system. This creates a situation that tricks the body into thinking it has too much fluid and needs to get rid of it by producing more urine.
Many patients that suffer from waking up at night to pee, report that they have reduced or even eliminated this event by treating their sleep disordered breathing. This is a major victory for those patients that previously were waking up 2-5 times a night to use the restroom. We can help you achieve your goals of sleeping peacefully throughout the night.