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I wanted to thank the poster who mentioned compression socks or stockings as helpful in reducing urinary frequency at night. Short story: I tried it and it works for me. Today, saw my doc and asked him about it and he confirmed that -- in the sleeping position the body works overtime to harvest every drop of fluid/urine in the system. Hence, more urination. The compression during the day (not while sleeping) has the effect of squeezing more fluid out of the extremities in the daytime...and so easing the burden on the bladder in sleep mode.
So I tried it and last night reduced my usual up-every-two-hours to just ONE bathroom trip at 4 in the morning.
Legs/calves feel more relaxed too., Will watch and wait some more...but who'd have thunk that a rather simple step like this could provide some relief. (Socks are available in black, so they don't look dorky and grandfatherish.)
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