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8. See Your Doctor

If you are not currently receiving care from a bladder specialist, ask for a referral. Many medications, exercises, therapies and medical procedures are available to reduce OAB symptoms and aid sleep.

If your OAB symptoms are well-controlled and you still can’t sleep, ask your doctor to perform a comprehensive physical examination. You may benefit from consulting with a sleep specialist or having a sleep study done.

If you have OAB and you are not sleeping well at night, it is important that you not give up hope. There is a wide array of interventions that can relieve your bladder symptoms and promote healthy sleep. In addition to the suggestions provided above, be sure to live a healthy lifestyle. Engage in a regular exercise program and participate in hobbies and activities you enjoy.

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