Nocturia might signal OSA

Apnoea should be considered in middle-aged people with nocturia and no lower urinary tract symptoms, say researchers

Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome is associated with nocturia in adults younger than age 65, a study shows.

man using CPAP in bed

The Japanese researchers had previously reported that OSA syndrome is associated with nocturia and deterioration of lower urinary tract symptom-related quality of life and that both were improved by CPAP.

In the current secondary analysis of the earlier study, the team evaluated the impact of OSA syndrome on nocturia, with a focus on differences between adults younger than 65 years and older adults.