John and Doves,
not a health professional, but I have had an episode like what you describe,
a summary of my efforts to
achieve a sense of normalcy in my sleep. [I still need to get up at least
once a night--more if I have had a lot of caffeine.]
First off, in order to make sure
you don't use the restroom too much, make sure your renal system is not
being over-taxed. Drink the right amount of
water--about a quart and a half to two quarts per day.
It is paramount to see your doctor about this--vis-a-vis possible diabetes, et
cetera. Curiously, if you drink too little, the body tries to get rid of
excess mineral salts through urine, because the body tries to maintain certain
Secondly, make sure that you properly evacuate before going to
bed. Otherwise, a full rectum presses against your
bladder, making you go. Moreover, your dehydrator [large intestine] keeps
on drying the stuff in it--leading to constipation if you don't go on
time. Meanwhile, your large intestine will keep on putting water into your
bloodstream--thereby continuing to fill your bladder.
One great way to force yourself to
evacuate is gentle on the system and totally non-chemical,
non-supplement, non-food related. Simply
ball up your fist, and gently rub your fist on the
front of your abdomen, below the diaphragm in a clockwise oval--about nine inches high and about a foot
wide, for 10 to 15 repetitions. This is akin to
saying, "Man, that was a good meal!" The ascending colon is on the right
side of your abdomen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascending_colon.
As such, it tends to get clogged, making you obese, if uncared-for. If you
practice the clockwise rub, you will find that in about 2 to 7
minutes, you will need to evacuate. Caeteris paribus [all other things being equal or held constant], this always
works for me.
Third, make sure your electrolytes are in
balance. It seems that many of us suffer
from not enough magnesium and/or potassium in our diet, for lack of eating
green, leafy vegetables and tomatoes, among other foods also rich in these two
nutrients. I find that I need to use a Solaray supplement with Magnesium,
Potassium, and Bromelain--a protease.
Last, make sure you have enough enzymes to digest your
food. Even though enzymes are not used up in a
chemical sense during digestion, it is inevitable that you lose a certain amount
through elimination. If your system is okay with it [if you not allergic
to it], you can take an enzyme capsule, as I do, before bedtime. This
helps to digest your food as well as helping to destroy hostile bacteria/
viruses in the gut. [Please note that enzymes are not a
many other ways to attack this problem. What I have presented here is the
merest outline. As always, discuss all health-related issues with a
trustworthy health professional.
doctor has jurisdiction over many areas, but may not be exactly the expert you
need in the area you need help the most. Good luck!
James R (16 Apr
"NEED HELP ADVICE
NEED HELP ADVICE
CAN SOME OF YOU LET ME KNOW PLEASE SOME NATURAL REMEDIES TO REALLY HELP
ME SLEEP. Ive TRIED MANY THINGS. I use Clonazepam 1mg from my dr. and
it usually works very good but I dont like to take prescription no more
than I have to. I wake 4-5+ times to go to bathroom and most always
cant go back to sleep unless taking Clonazepam. THANKS FOR ANY
GOOD REMEDIES! James R.