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    Question mainly for men

    A news story on TV a couple of days ago suggest that the reason people have to get up and hit the bathroom at night is the fact that the legs swell up with excess water during the day. Then at night being horizonal causes the bladder to fill and you have to get up.

    Fortunately for me I almost never have to get up. I am 74 years old. So my question is that since I am a cyclist and my legs have strong muscles instead of being flabby is that the reason I dont have to get out bed at night.

    So what is the experience of other cyclist here on this forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
    A news story on TV a couple of days ago suggest that the reason people have to get up and hit the bathroom at night is the fact that the legs swell up with excess water during the day. Then at night being horizonal causes the bladder to fill and you have to get up.

    Fortunately for me I almost never have to get up. I am 74 years old. So my question is that since I am a cyclist and my legs have strong muscles instead of being flabby is that the reason I dont have to get out bed at night.

    So what is the experience of other cyclist here on this forum?
    I ride alot and have huge ripping muscle in my legs and not a gram of fat.
    Yet I get up during the night to void my bladder. I'm 43, but I also drink alot of water as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
    A news story on TV a couple of days ago suggest that the reason people have to get up and hit the bathroom at night is the fact that the legs swell up with excess water during the day. Then at night being horizonal causes the bladder to fill and you have to get up.
    I think you've been watching too much Tee Vee. There was a news story the other night about an alien girl in a short green skirt whose UFO crashed and she claimed she was carrying my baby. But did I send her a child support check? Hell no!

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    I only have to get up in the middle of the night if I drank too much after 8:00 or so in the evening. My legs are pretty defined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
    A news story on TV a couple of days ago suggest that the reason people have to get up and hit the bathroom at night is the fact that the legs swell up with excess water during the day. Then at night being horizonal causes the bladder to fill and you have to get up.

    Fortunately for me I almost never have to get up. I am 74 years old. So my question is that since I am a cyclist and my legs have strong muscles instead of being flabby is that the reason I dont have to get out bed at night.
    No offense to you, but that sounds pretty stupid. The reason you have to pee/poop at night or in the morning is, well, your renal system and stomach don't completely shut down during the hours while you're asleep.
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    Hmmmmmmm ... maybe that explains all those advertisements for hydraulic beds that you can incline, fold and otherwise distort.

    So I guess if the bed was properly inclined - those problamatic legs would stay swollen. Wonder what would happen if you tilted things the OTHER way!?

    Thought we were talking about MEN here .... you know ..... manly men ..... bike driving guys .... the n+1 crowd.

    Obviously THAT'S the reason YOU don't have to get up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burton View Post
    Hmmmmmmm ... maybe that explains all those advertisements for hydraulic beds that you can incline, fold and otherwise distort.
    I was beginning to think you were suggesting the bed be inclined to control 'runoff.'

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    I'm 33, legs aren't SUPER muscular (calves are more well-defined than they were a year or two ago), yet I very, very rarely have to pee in the middle of the night. 99% of the time it's just when I get up in the morning.
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    My Urologist says "If you are not getting up at least once in the middle of the night, you are not drinking enuf water."

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    Swelling of Prostate restricts urine flow.. so keep that checked..

    Frank Zappa wrote a song 'why does it Hurt when I Pee'.
    died from complications of Prostate cancer.. ironic?
    Last edited by fietsbob; 02-09-13 at 10:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    My Urologist says "If you are not getting up at least once in the middle of the night, you are not drinking enuf water."
    sounds like your urologist is a glass half empty guy, yet he's advocating a full glass. *head scratch*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    My Urologist says "If you are not getting up at least once in the middle of the night, you are not drinking enuf water."
    That sounds like BS also. I sometimes drink up to half a gallon of water in a day, and then still sleep all night. Usually have to pee like a race horse in the morning, but at least that urge didn't wake me up at night.
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    I have a buddy that can drink a half gallon of whiskey before bed and not get up to pee. This is why I dont let him stay on my couch anymore,
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    OK digger, I liked that one.

    A half gallon of water a day doesn't sound like very much.
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    Okay I was thinking the recommended daily water intake was 48 oz. but it's actually 64 oz. (half gallon). But yeah I usually drink that much and rarely have to get up to pee in the middle of the night.
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    I'm over 50. About 3 years ago I was getting up 2-3 times a night. Then I realized it was possible to train yourself. Hold off as long as you can and your body will get better. Now I very rarely get up in the night at all.

    Another thing I noticed is that if I have a thick milk and protein drink (1/2 pint) about an hour before bed I might have to get up. However, if I dilute the same drink with water to about a pint, I won't need to get up.

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    I'm 50. Didn't get up to bleed the lizard before I started cycling....and I don't do it now either.

    And the idea of riding causing ED/impotence/etc. is also false. I've found just the opposite to be true.

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    I'm 33

    I didn't get up to pee a couple times a night at 33 either.

    May not happen to you, but it does to a lot of guys over 50. Myself included.

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    I asked my GP if I should be concerned about getting up so much at night. (I am 45). He said to stop drinking anything after dinner. He was right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    Okay I was thinking the recommended daily water intake was 48 oz. but it's actually 64 oz. (half gallon). But yeah I usually drink that much and rarely have to get up to pee in the middle of the night.
    That whole 64 oz/8 glasses per day thing has been debunked, by the way.
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    Once im sleep- there is no getting up. Sometimes I go.straight to rem sleep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hueyhoolihan View Post
    sounds like your urologist is a glass half empty guy, yet he's advocating a full glass. *head scratch*
    Half full of water, right?
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