Almost everyone will be familiar with the comical sight of a baby who suddenly elicits a violent shudder: It's a pretty reliable indicator that the infant needs a diaper change. But what's going on inside our bodies to generate this unusual response to a basic, daily function? The truth is that we don't really know.
If you've ever had a drink, you know it sent you to the bathroom, but do you know why alcohol makes you pee? Do you know how much more urine you produce or whether there is a way to reduce it? Science has the answer to all these questions:.
Peeing is one of those bodily functions you tend to take for granted—you sit, you peeyou wipe, you go. That is, until the pee just refuses to come. Take those pesky but important!
If you do have to force yourself, here are 10 strategies that may work:. Turn on the faucet in your sink. Sit on the toilet. Try to relax, close your eyes, and focus on the sound of the water.
You don't need to be a scientist to see the toilet queues on a Saturday nightor at an eventto make the link between drinking alcohol and the need to pee. So why exactly does drinking alcohol make us need to pee more than when we drink soft drinks or water? Alcohol also reduces the production of a hormone called vasopressin, which tells your kidneys to reabsorb water rather than flush it out through the bladder.
Laura, a year-old from New York, had spent months planning and preparing for her first major trade show as a fashion designer. But when the day finally arrived and it came time for Laura to present her line, she was overcome with nerves. Anecdotally speaking, having to go to the bathroom — or at least feeling like you have to — is actually a pretty common symptom of anxiety.
Skip navigation! Story from Body. When you're dressed for the cold weather in layers of fleece leggings, and practically mummified by a floor-length puffy coat, the last thing you want to do is peel off all your cozy clothes just to go to the bathroom.