03/27/2017 11:39 EDT

Peeing At Night Isn't Normal -- Here's How To Stop It

It will significantly improve your quality of life.

If you're constantly running to the washroom at night you might want to consider cutting back on your salt intake.

According to researchers from Nagasaki University, people who consume less salt are less likely to feel the urge to pee at night.

"This work holds out the possibility that a simple dietary modification might significantly improve the quality of life for many people," study author Dr. Matsuo Tomohiro said.

Urinating at night is a common phenomenon, but that doesn't mean it should be ignored. Frequent nighttime urination is a condition called nocturia and it most affects people over the age of 60. Aside from simply being annoying, late night urination also interferes with sleep quality, energy levels, intelligence and overall health, Women's Health reports.

Salt isn't the only thing that causes us to produce more urine at night. According to the National Sleep Foundation, medications, ageing, UTIs and prostate problems can also increase your urge to pee at night.

If you constantly feel the urge to pee all day, your body might be trying to tell you something. Frequent urination and nocturia are considered a symptom of more serious health conditions like diabetes, sleep apnea, heart disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.

The World Health Organization recommends adults consume no more than 5 grams of salt per day to reduce blood pressure and the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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