Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

I am 63 (female). I do not have any health problems, except that when I have sound nap in the afternoon, I wake up once during the night, specially to pee. I am not diabetic.

By Anonymous August 10, 2011 - 6:56pm
Rate This

I feel may be because of lack of sleep during the night my body, specially my arms and chest bones pain. However, this does not happen when I am sleeping. I exercise regularly 5 days a week for around 60 minutes. I alternate exercising 3 days warm up, stretching, flexibility and balancing. 2 days warm up, stretching, strength and resistance like chair assisted squats, leg curl, standing chest press, bending lift, arm raise and static wrist curl. I am not under any medication, except that I take calcium supplements with vit. D3. I maintain a healthy diet consisting of vegetables, fruits, salmon, LSA, beans, egg, multi grain pancake. Please help me.

Add a Comment1 Comments

Hi Anonymous-- Welcome!

Waking up once a night to use the restroom is very common and normal. If you were waking up more often then maybe I would suggest you being tested for diabetes. However, at 63, you want to start trying to avoid waking up in the middle of the night altogether, bones get fragile and unfortunately many falls occur in the dark when trying to get to the bathroom. So, if we are trying to avoid the risk of falling I would advise that you take your last glass of water or drink a couple of hours before sleep and make sure you use the restroom prior to entering the bed.

As far as your joint pain, please consult this with your doctor. It is important that you get your bones thoroughly assessed to determine what cause be causing the pain. Certain conditions limit certain kinds of exercises and require other types. So, the fact that you do weight bearing exercises some days and flexibility exercise on others may have an impact on your bones.

Please keep us posted and best wishes to you,


August 11, 2011 - 7:21am
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.