I have been peeing too much all the time from 9 years so far I Cannot ever fall sleep unless I feel my bladder is emptied I am not good at falling asleep in any event but my biggest issue appears to be that I feel I need to have emptied my bladder before I can fall asleep. This is my usual night: I will pee before bed. Then I will stay awake for half an hour and cannot fall asleep so go to the toilet and pee again. Then it will be another half an hour, etc. I will usually need to pee at least four times before I can fall asleep - sometimes more. So takes me at least an hour to fall asleep. It's only when my bladder feels totally empty do I drop off - and I can then sleep through. I am not even peeing a lot on these occasions. It's usually a small amount by the fourth occasion.
I have an overactive bladder (I don't know what is really going on medically), but I always have to pee. Always. Sometimes it is a lot, sometimes just a few drops, but always something (unless I just went 5 minutes ago). But a huge part of it is psychological. Not like I just think I need to go, I do, liquid always comes out. But the issue is my anxiety surrounding having to go. When I think I have to go, I feel anxious and incomplete, like I am not living that current moment to the fullest, since I have urine to release. It is not even a matter of holding it. I just want the sense of relief of knowing that I just emptied my bladder and now can think about other things other than the anxiety surrounding needing to go or not. This is usually manageable throughout the day, and I can hold it while in social situations or other activities so that isn't so much a problem. the PROBLEM is when I am trying to sleep. I absolutely just have to have an empty bladder when in bed. Just the tiniest sliver of pressure in my bladder is enough to keep me awake as an anxious wreck. So I always have to go just before bed. But then it gets worse. It usually takes me a while to fall asleep so a lot of the time I just stay in bed looking at my phone, and then eventually, I feel I should go again. Even if I don't feel the urge to pee, psychologically I just feel I should. And every time, a few drops come out, usually very little, but still something, and then I feel ready to fall asleep. This is a problem, because I DREAD getting out of bed to keep using the bathroom. I am sick of it, and drives me mad lying in bed wanting to sleep but knowing I have to get up in a bit to try and urinate. This also isPost too long. Click here to view the full text.