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Typically, when one thinks about the side effects of occasional loss of bladder control, inconvenience and embarrassment are the first things to come to mind. But, did you know, that loss of sleep is one of the biggest negative impacts? It makes sense—you’re running to the bathroom multiple times throughout the day—of course you will throughout the night, too.
Which came first—loss of bladder control or loss of sleep?
In a classic case of “chicken and egg,” new research indicates that poor sleep quality can actually lead to loss of bladder control. In a study by New England Research Institutes of Watertown, Massachusetts, women who reported disturbed sleep were 78% more likely to experience loss of bladder control.1
According to Dr. Raymond Rosen, “We’re suggesting this is probably a bidirectional relationship. We think of the patient with bladder control issues as having disturbed sleep, and that in turn produces quality-of-life problems or health problems for that individual. This study is suggesting that we should also think of the reverse. Someone who has sleep difficulties is at significantly increased risk of urologic problems, and we want to understand more about that.” 1
“Someone who has sleep difficulties is at significantly increased risk of urologic problems.” – Dr. Raymond Rosen1
Regardless of the source of bladder issues, this much is true: a good night’s sleep is a must. But, that’s not always so easy…
A better way to bladder control
Pads and liners have a time and a place particularly with nighttime leakage. But, they can't get to the core of the issue to relieve the occasional urgency keeping millions of women awake night after night.‡‡‡ A daily regimen of AZO Bladder Control® with Go-Less® helps you do just that. Made from safe, naturally-sourced pumpkin seed and soy germ extracts, the daily supplement helps tone your bladder muscles and pelvic floor helping to support bladder control.* There’s even a version that helps with weight management—a common contributor to occasional bladder issues—called AZO Bladder Control® & Weight Management.
Take back control. Take back your sleep.
‡‡‡ Omnibus Bladder Consumer Study commissioned by i-Health, Inc. the distributor of AZO Bladder Control®