Listen Now: The True Cost of Late Night Bathroom Breaks
Nature calls for everyone and it’s costing a fortune to answer.
A full bladder can disrupt a perfect night’s sleep causing you precious minutes of shut-eye. You might never get back to sleep making the next day rough. But it turns out, getting up in the middle of the night is costing more than just your sleep.
According to The American Digital Media Company inverse, peeing at night puts the economy billions of dollars in the hole. A team of scientists at the non-profit think tank Rand Corporation says late night urges strong enough to wake you up is a condition called nocturia. If you add up all the people with nocturia, their bathroom breaks could cost the economy up to forty-four billion dollars.
According to their study about twelve percent of the U.S. population wake up twice during the night to use the bathroom. That leads to disrupted sleep and feelings of fatigue the next day at work. Some people reported a loss of judgement and anxiety due to lack of sleep.
Might be time to cut out late night liquids.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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