The need to take frequent trips to the bathroom is at best annoying, and at worst completely disruptive of our lives. The good news is, it may be possible to avoid. Japanese researchers have discovered a possible way to reduce the number of bathroom trips you take during the night – without cutting down on water. Their 12-week study showed that slashing the amount of salt in your diet may decrease the nighttime urge to urinate by nearly half.
- Researchers determined that less salt in your diet will lead to less trips to the bathroom.
- The more salt you have in your diet the more frequently will you feel the urge to urinate, even at night.
- In order to eliminate nighttime trips to the bathroom, not only reduce salt in your diet but also water intake close to bedtime.
“In the 12-week study, published in the European Association of Urology, researchers counseled over 300 men and women who had a supremely high daily salt intake and problems sleeping on how to adjust their lifestyle (i.e. eat less sodium).”