Nonpharmacologic Therapy Ups Sleep Quality in Women With Nocturia
In a randomized trial, 40 women with self-reported nocturia were blindly assigned to transcutaneous electrical TNS or PFMT with behavioural therapy for 30 minutes each week for 3 months. PFMT inhibits detrusor contraction, and TNS eases lower urinary tract symptoms.
Sleep quality improved equally for both groups.
Given that both interventions are relatively easy to perform, and that a great number of patients had positive responses, both TNS and PFMT can be considered as an alternative to improve quality of sleep of women with nocturia.
Furtado-Albanezi D, Pilon Jürgensen S, Arias Avila M, Nascimento Correia G, and Driusso P. Effects of two nonpharmacological treatments on the sleep quality of women with nocturia: a randomized controlled clinical trial. Intl Urogyn J. doi: 10.1007/s00192-018-3584-8