How expensive is night-time toilet visits are

In the case of people at night several times to the toilet, not only affects the quality of life, but also your productivity. American researchers have calculated that the German economy has had losses in the amount of 8.4 billion dollars per year due to night time water.

People two or more times per night to Wake up to go to the toilet, missing more often due to illness at work or are less productive because of disturbed night sleep affected. In a study from the United States, it is estimated that persons in need frequently at night to the toilet, losing due to absenteeism and lower productivity, on average, seven working days per year. In addition, they report a reduction in life satisfaction that was similar strong as in the case of high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases or Asthma.

Economist Marco Hafner, who led work on the study, says: "Doctors overlook the health problem of nocturia often. It goes hand in hand with sleep loss, and patients ‘ reports of their illness often until it is unbearable and your well-being significantly impaired."

In the USA, the UK, Germany, Spain, Japan and Australia, the so-called nocturia suffering between the can 13 and 17 per cent of the working population in the night to urinate,. The economic losses are estimated in the US to 44.4 billion U.S. dollars, followed by Japan with about $ 13.7 billion and Germany with US $ 8.4 billion.


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