Going to the bathroom at night
By The Fly One
March 23, 2018 1:10pm CST
I really hate having to wake up at 3AM and having to pee. It’s annoying since I will rarely recover my sleep. Nowadays I’m forced to get out of bed with my eyes closed, relieve myself and back to bed with my eyes closed. Just to ensure that I decrease my chances of loosing sleep. How do you beat losing sleep after visiting the bathroom?
21 people like this
• Moses Lake, Washington
My hubby and I are buying a house. It has three bedrooms upstairs and one downstairs. We're deciding which bedroom to call our own and since the downstairs one is also near the bathroom, we're strongly thinking that will be our choice of where to sleep. 3 AM sleepies and coping with wooden stairs?? Thinking that would not be so smart.
• United States
Eyes open or halfway open to tinkle will NOT keep me from returning to sleep especially if it is between 3-5 am . . . unfortunately though after those darn birds start chirping by 6 am and I have to relieve myself, it is more difficult to get back to sleep cause those darn birds LOVE my outside windowsill !
• United States
@bagarad the white noise sounds okay but I would probably do better with zero stuff buzzing, chirping, screeching etc as my ears are sharper than the should be during those night time hours and I tried the mask thing, it allowed me to sleep but far too long as it tricked my Circadian Rhythm which I don't really want to do I just want to better tame it.
• Paso Robles, California
@enlightenedpsych2 That's why I have only used the sounds of waves or falling rain without added effects like music and birds which are disturbing. Check out YouTube. Find one you like and then just get the sound for it. If one could watch those videos on the way to dreamland without the screen shutting down, it would be really easy to fall asleep watching the the waves go back and forth and listening to the ocean.
• Bunbury, Australia
I hate having to get up during the night to use the bathroom. Usually I put it off and put it off and I end up dreaming I'm looking for bathroom and not being able to find one. At that stage I decide I'd better get up and go before I have a nasty accident!
• Dallas, Texas
I get up with eyes open, so I don't bump into things as I walk across the central hallway of my home. I tend to fall back to sleep rather easily. I have this because I am on medication for hypertension and it tends to get me up at least once in the middle of the night. Hope you manage to sleep well, but have at least a tiny hall light along the baseboard of the floor to allow you to make it without falling. If you fall and bump your head, you might just go back to sleep forever. Just saying.
I have the same problem as you. I wake up in the middle of the night to relieve myself, but I can easily crawl back into bed and fall asleep again. It has been my problem for many years and so I can't be in a house with no toilet in the bedroom.