The simplest reason is that you may be taking in too many liquids—including diuretics like caffeine and alcohol—close to bedtime. Doctors agree that drinking caffeinated beverages in the afternoon and afterward, as well as alcohol intake before bedtime, is typically discouraged because it can interfere with your sleep.
Called “nocturia,” having to go during the night is incredibly common—and according to research in The Journal of Urology, it happens more often to women than men. In fact, studies have found that up to 44 percent of women ages 20 to 40 get up to pee at least once a night, while up to 18 percent pee at least twice a night.
Some of the reasons for experiencing nocturia are:
• Prostate problems,
• Sleep apnea,
• Overactive bladder,
• Kidney or Heart failure,
• High blood calcium levels.
• Bladder prolapse
• Some neurological disorders
When should I become concerned?
If you have to pee more than eight times in a 24 hours period or if you wake up to pee more than twice a night, you are peeing too much according to HealthGrades.com. Several other distinguishing factors may mean it’s time to speak with a medical professional.
Pinkish-red color could be because you are taking certain medications or have recently eaten rhubarb or beets. It may also signal a health problem such as kidney disease, a urinary tract infection, or prostate problems.