Is nocturia treatable?

If you think you might have nocturia, see your physician. He or she may refer you to a urologist to treat the condition.

Treatment depends on the type and cause of nocturia. If sleep apnea is considered, you may be referred to a sleep specialist or pulmonologist.

Treatment options for nocturia may include:


  • Restrict fluids in the evening (especially coffee, caffeinated beverages, and alcohol).
  • Time intake of diuretics (take mid- to late afternoon, six hours before bedtime).
  • Take afternoon naps.
  • Elevate the legs (helps prevent fluid accumulation).
  • Wear compression stockings (helps prevent fluid accumulation).


  • Anticholinergic medications: reduce symptoms of overactive bladder
  • Bumetanide (Bumex®), Furosemide (Lasix®): diuretics that assist in regulating urine production
  • Desmopressin (DDAVP®): helps the kidneys produce less urine

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 06/04/2013.


  • National Association for Continence. Nocturia. Accessed 2/23/2016.
  • Marinkovic SP, Gillen LM, Stanton SL. BMJ 2004;328:1063. Managing nocturia. Accessed 2/23/2016.

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