Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Toilet trips disturbing your sleep?

09 September 2014, 10:05

Abuja - Researchers analysed data from thousands of men in order to determine rates of nocturia (getting up two or more times a night to urinate) or severe nocturia (getting up three or more times a night).

Reducing nocturia risk

Compared to inactive men, those who were physically active – one or more hours per week – were 13 percent less likely to have nocturia and 34 percent less likely to have severe nocturia, the investigators found.

While the study found an association between exercise and reduced urinary activity at night, it doesn't establish a direct cause-and-effect relationship.

Still, physical activity may help reduce the risk of nocturia in a number of ways, perhaps by reducing body size, improving sleep, lowering inflammation and decreasing nervous system activity, according to the authors.

The study was released online recently ahead of print publication in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

Further research is needed to examine physical activity as a way to manage nocturia, "with particular attention to the dose of physical activity necessary and the mechanisms that might underlie the association," Kate Wolin, an associate professor in the departments of surgery and public health sciences at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, said in a news release.

Nocturia is the most common lower urinary tract symptom in men.

It can be caused by an enlarged prostate, overproduction of urine, low bladder capacity and sleep problems.

The condition becomes more common with age and is believed to occur in more than 50 percent of men 45 and older.

- Health24

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.


Intersex explained

26 October 2016, 08:38

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...