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I self-cath 4 times a day due to BPH but at night I am often awakened by bladder pressure at 2 am which requires me to CIC after which I have trouble going back to sleep.
I don't call this nocturia since the volumes are not that great and I only get up once after I CIC,
I have been experimenting with consuming salt in the evening to try and get my kidneys to avoid a big dump at night. I don't have high blood pressure (likely due to my alpha blockers for BPH) and check it each week.
I tried salted potato chips in the evening and that did help but I gained weight. So I tried 1/8 tsp of salt in the evening but that did nothing.
Last week however I think I struck gold! I ate a handful of salted sunflower seeds in the evening and I slept through the night like a baby. My CIC at 6 am was just like during the day.
The amount of salt in each test was about the same - a serving of potato chips (20 chips), a serving of salted sunflower seeds ( full handful) and 1/8 tsp table salt.
Seems to work for me and I just wanted to share it here.
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