The productivity of an employee during work is not just judged by the hours but also by the number of bathroom visits at night. A recent study stated that frequent bathroom visits at night also impact the GDP of a country. According to the researchers at the research organization RAND in Europe, waking up more than twice a night can have a detrimental effect on a person’s wellbeing and productivity at work, which in turn has an impact on a country’s GDP.
People who wake up at least twice a night to go to the toilet because of nocturia, a health condition that affects the lower urinary tract, are more likely to be absent from work due to sickness or be less productive at work. People suffering from nocturia reported lower life satisfaction and work engagement, according to data collected through two large, linked employer-employee surveys. On average, a person with nocturia has a 2 percent lower life satisfaction compared to a person not suffering from nocturia.
This association is similar to if the individual suffered from other serious health conditions such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease or asthma. A variety of demographic, lifestyle and health factors are associated with nocturia and they differ by age and gender. The study found that chronic health conditions such as kidney disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and hypertension could all play a role.