Sleep-Related Urologic Dysfunction

Sleep Med Clin. 2024 Mar;19(1):169-176. doi: 10.1016/j.jsmc.2023.10.009. Epub 2023 Nov 13.


This article reports on the epidemiology, prevalence, and physiopathology of sleep-related urinary dysfunction, a new syndromic category proposed by the recently revised ICSD-3-TR classification. Sleep enuresis, whether primary or secondary, monosymptomatic or plurisymptomatic, will be reviewed in terms of risk factors, comorbidity, and diagnostic and therapeutic indications. A definition of nocturia and its impact on patients' health, quality of life, and mortality will follow. Finally, the impact of urge incontinence on various medical and neurologic disorders will be discussed. Special emphasis will be placed on the possible association of this parasomnia with several sleep disorders and poor, fragmented sleep.

Keywords: Enuresis; Nocturia; Sleep; Urinary urge incontinence.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Nocturia*
  • Nocturnal Enuresis* / complications
  • Quality of Life
  • Sleep
  • Sleep Wake Disorders* / complications
  • Sleep Wake Disorders* / epidemiology
  • Sleep Wake Disorders* / therapy