A friend recently asked me about sleeping through the night…
Here are my notes on the subject: (I’ll want to turn this into a real article, eventually)
As we get older, it is very common to feel the need to get up (more and more often) to pee at night. I found this happening to me, beginning in my mid-50s or so and becoming more and more of a problem, till I was getting up several times each night by the time I hit age 60.
A couple of reasons are commonly given:
- dropping levels of the hormone vasopressin (which regulates water retention)
- an enlarging prostrate
Around this time (Feb 2014) I began taking “Telomere Support” products with the intention of producing Telomerase Activation. Within a month I was sleeping much longer between wake ups, and within a few months I was sleeping through the night again. Whether this was due to my vasopressin levels going higher (as I would expect if I’d grown “younger” again), or my prostrate shrinking (also possible, I suppose), I don’t know, but the results are very satisfying.
Meanwhile, Dr. Thierry Hertoghe, MD said that this need to get up and pee at night is most often completely fixable with simple vasopressin replacement therapy. He says it in this talk: How To Extend The Human Lifespan by 40 Years
(It begins about 6:45 into the talk, comes to the punchline about 7:55)
My personal preference is to use telomerase activation to fix the root problem, but I’m also committing to locate and associate with doctors who can help their patients get vasopressin supplementation.