How urinary incontinence affected my sleep

Urinary incontinence, in the form of nocturnal enuresis (urge to urinate at night), entered in my life at the age of 34. It drastically affected my life quality, especially when it comes to sleep. I didn’t sleep and did not let others sleep.


I got up about three times to go to the bathroom, with a strong urge to urinate. My sleep was terrible, because it was constantly being interrupted. I was always waking up and could not properly rest. For a long time, I was unable to sleep long enough. I was exhausted, sad and angry.


But this was not the only consequence. The poor sleep quality caused by urinary incontinence changed my life. If did not only affect me. It affected my productivity and the relationship with my boyfriend. Because of me, he also was always waking up at night, unable to rest.


I was exhausted, sad and angry


Amália | 34 years old

I was so ashamed that I refused to discuss the problem with him. This caused our relationship to deteriorate. I didn’t want to speak. He didn’t understand: if the problem persisted, why wasn’t I looking for solutions? I explained why: I was afraid that they did not exist. I was wrong.


Today I look back and think about the terrible repercussions that urinary incontinence has on the lives of those who live with it. I want everyone to know. It is a problem that can be treated – and surgery is not even necessary. There are natural supplements that help a lot.


It took me a while to understand. Urinary incontinence is, after all, much more common than I thought. Only, like me, many other women are ashamed to speak. Because of that, they lose hours of sleep. Sacred hours of rest.


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