Toilet trips at night

In this episode of PodMD, sleep-specialist clinical psychologist Rosemary Clancy will be discussing the topic of toilet trips at night, including the reasons for nocturia, the main risk factors for anxiety-related nocturia, the treatment options available, practical strategies patients can implement, when to refer and more.


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  • Transcript
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    *As always, all in this PODMD podcast is intended for health professionals and the comments are of a general nature. Information given is not intended as specific medical advice pertaining to any given patient. If you have a clinical issue with one of your patients please seek appropriate advice from a colleague with expertise in the area.

    Today I’d like to welcome to the PodMD studio Rosemary Clancy

    Rosemary is a sleep-specialist Clinical Psychologist in Sydney focused on evidence-based sleep treatments and associated mood, anxiety and substance use disorders. She completed a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at Adelaide University, then worked as a SWSAHS Clinical Psychologist, then Snr Clinical Psychologist at Sydney Clinic. From 2014 she has been the specialist sleep psychologist at Sydney Sleep Centre, and the Director of letsleephappen.com.au

    Today, we’ll be discussing the topic of toilet trips at night.

    *We do hope you enjoy this podcast but please remember that the advice here is of a general nature and is not intended as specific advice about a given patient. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the doctor, not PodMD.
    If you do have a patient on whom you require specific advice, then please seek advice from a colleague with appropriate expertise in that area.

    Rosemary, thanks for talking with us on PodMD today.

    Rosemary: Thanks for having me.

    Question 1
    The topic of today’s discussion is about toilet trips at night-time and its effect on sleep. Rosemary, can you give us a brief overview about taking toilet trips at night-time?

    Rosemary:

    Question 2
    What are the main risk factors or conditions for anxiety-related nocturia?

    Rosemary:

    Question 3
    How do lifestyle factors like diet, caffeine consumption, and alcohol intake relate to nocturia and its impact on sleep?

    Rosemary:

    Question 4
    What are the treatment options for anxiety-related nocturia?

    Rosemary:

    Question 5
    What are some practical strategies patients can try to manage nocturia and improve their sleep quality?

    Rosemary:

    Question 6
    When should a GP refer a patient with anxiety-related nocturia?

    Rosemary:

    Question 7
    What role does the GP play in the treatment?

    Rosemary:

    Concluding Question
    Thank you for your time here today in the PodMD studio. To sum up for us, could you please identify the three key take home messages from today’s podcast on toilet trips at night-time.

    Rosemary:

    Thanks for your time and the insights you’ve provided.

    Rosemary: Thank you

*As always, all in this PODMD podcast is intended for health professionals and the comments are of a general nature. Information given is not intended as specific medical advice pertaining to any given patient. If you have a clinical issue with one of your patients please seek appropriate advice from a colleague with expertise in the area.