Many patients with a pelvic pouch are troubled by the need to get up frequently to move their bowels during sleep. This interruption of sleep leads to fatigue during the day and decreased satisfaction with their surgery. Even though the results will never be "perfect," there are some tips which can be followed to decrease the number of bowel movements at night.
It has become customary in our culture to eat our largest meal for
supper. Furthermore, with busy work schedules, the evening meal may be
taken later at night than the traditional
Some people are sensitive to certain foods which may increase the frequency of bowel movements. The usual culprits are fried/fatty foods and milk and milk products. Eliminating these foods or others which you may be sensitive to may help.