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    I don't mean to intrude in a women's forum, but I have a theory regarding the apparent need for folks of all genders to pee more often when sleeping in a hammock. I'm guessing that since many of us choose a slightly "downhill" lie, that the urine in our bladders is triggering nerves at the top of the bladder, making the brain think the bladder is full, when it's actually just tilted.

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    That's not how bladders work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foulmouthedruffian View Post
    That's not how bladders work.

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    Perhaps not, but since you haven't elaborated, I did a quick search and turned up this:

    How do you know when to empty your bladder?

    The micturition reflex tells you when you need to empty your bladder. This happens on average four to eight times a day. The reflex is controlled by your central nervous system.

    When your bladder is about half full, the stretch receptors in the walls of your bladder become active and send signals along your pelvic nerves to your spinal cord.

    A reflex signal is sent back to your bladder, which makes the detrusor muscle in the bladder wall contract. The contraction increases the pressure in your bladder, and this is what makes you want to pass urine.


    Perhaps position of the body at rest activates the aforementioned stretch receptors differently. Just a thought.
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    I suspect it may have more to do with (as others have suggested) elevating your feet and thus getting better drainage of any swelling in your lower limbs. More fluid out of there means more fluid in the bladder, which is a good thing re: reduced swelling, but no fun re: more nighttime peeing. It's also possible that people hydrate better when outdoors due to the extra exertion, or are just thirstier due to the change in activity/outdoor air/all sorts of reasons, and thus more fluid in means more fluid out.

    I think a proper scientific study of hammock camping is in order here. Lots of hammock time would be necessary, day and night, indoor and outdoor, and everyone can just say, "I'm not lazy - I'm doing science!"

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    I like that idea! And I teach research methods, so I am fully able to design the study, recruit participants, and analyze results!

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-Dub View Post
    I like that idea! And I teach research methods, so I am fully able to design the study, recruit participants, and analyze results!
    I volunteer to be a research subject!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by P-Dub View Post
    I have a special nalgene bottle for night time -- no need for extra equipment b/c the mouth is wide enough, but I would not dare try it lying down! Not sure how swoody does that!
    This is what I use. Have a yellow one so I don't accidently use it for anything else.
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    the p-style report

    After my annual nearly-three-week canoe camping trip in Algonquin Provincial Park, I wanted to report on the use of the "p-style" device for standing to pee. It's GREAT!! I have used other stand-to-pee devices and they all have had something about them that was just not quite right. Too hard to position correctly, not enough extension away from my feet, too big and bulky, etc... but this thing was just right. I stitched up a narrow sack to hold it and my tp on my belt, and was ready to 'go' at any time! Someone in this thread mentioned it and that is why I tried it -- so thank you for the heads up!!

    This completely changed my experience of portaging... it was fantastic!

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    Finding the right one that works for you is always key! So glad it was the one. Now try and write your name in the snow this winter for extra credit points.

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