May 7, 2012
Trouble With Peeing Too Much At Night, Here's Why! [NY Daily News]

By AFP RELAXNEWS

Scientists have pinpointed a protein that helps explain why the elderly frequently have to get up in the night to urinate, a problem that can badly interfere with sleep.

Deficient levels of protein called connexin43 trick the bladder into believing that it is full, which sends a “must urinate” warning to the brain, they report on Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications.

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