LUTS and Sleep Disorders: Emerging Risk Factor
Cakir OO, McVary KT. Curr Urol Rep. 2012 Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print]


Department of Urology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 303 East Chicago Avenue, Tarry 16-703, Chicago, IL, 60611-3008, USA.


Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are commonly associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and represent significant bother among aging men. Bothersome LUTS secondary to BPH, including nocturia, significantly impact men's general health-related quality of life (QoL) as do sleep disturbances. However, very few studies have examined the relationship between the severity of BPH-related urinary symptoms and sleep disturbances. This review analyzes the recent studies that report the association between the bother and severity of LUTS secondary to BPH and the severity of sleep disturbance. In addition, we address the relationship between treating LUTS and the influence that it has on treating the sleep disorders.