Productivity – and when it goes down the toilet
People who get up to go to the toilet in the middle of the night are less productive in work than those who sleep throughout, research suggests.
Nocturia – where a person wakes up once or more in a night to urinate – leads to "notable work productivity loss", a study presented to the European Association of Urology congress in Milan claims.
Researchers found that nocturia reduced work productivity by 24pc – greater than the productivity loss shown by people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Philip Van Kerrebroeck, professor of urology at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, said: "Nocturia is a common problem affecting around a third of adults, but its burden is underestimated."