Update on nocturia: the best of rest is sleep

Urology. 2004 Dec;64(6 Suppl 1):21-4. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2004.10.072.


Adequate sleep is a basic requirement for good health. Adults generally require 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night. Sleep deprivation is associated with a decreased ability to perform tasks controlled by the frontal lobe, such as planning, concentration, motor performance, and high-level intellectual skills. Constant poor-quality sleep can also cause excessive daytime sleepiness, depression, and immune function compromise. In addition, continued sleep disruption has been associated with an increased risk for mortality.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Behavior Therapy
  • Deamino Arginine Vasopressin / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mandelic Acids / therapeutic use
  • Quality of Life
  • Renal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Rest
  • Sleep
  • Sleep Wake Disorders / etiology*
  • Urination Disorders / complications*
  • Urination Disorders / diagnosis
  • Urination Disorders / therapy
  • Urine


  • Mandelic Acids
  • Renal Agents
  • Deamino Arginine Vasopressin
  • oxybutynin