Female urinal: What device will help me stay in bed throughout the night?

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What device will help me stay in bed throughout the night?

Question

I am an older lady who has always needed to get up at least once in the night to urinate. But I am less steady and mobile these days, so when I do get up at night, getting to and from the bathroom is difficult and my sleep is greatly disrupted. I feel rather embarrassed to ask my local drugstore whether there is a special bottle that I could use that would enable me to remain in bed. Any suggestions?

Our answer

There are many urinal products on the market, so you can be sure that you are not alone in your wish to be able to safely urinate while remaining in or near your bed.

Below, we’ve provided direct links to a sampling of products designed for women that can be purchased online:

  • Female Urinal, by Drive MedicalFemale Urinal by Drive Medical (at Macdonald’s Home Health Care) can hold 35 ounces and is lightweight, durable and easy to clean. This device costs about $13 (CDN).
  • AWOKEN Portable Urinal for Men and Women (at Amazon Canada) can hold up to 1000 milliliters and is made of durable plastic material. A cap with rubber gasket prevents leaks.This product costs about $15 to $30 (CDN), plus a shipping fee.
  • Spil-Pruf Portable Urinals for Women (at RehabMart.com) are designed to prevent leaks and to provide portability. This device is available through a U.S. retailer and costs about $30 to $50 (USD), plus a shipping fee.
  • Drive Medical Lifestyle Incontinence Aid Female Urinal (at Walton Medical) is designed to allow the patient to use the unit in multiple positions. This device, which can also be bought at other online retailers, including LifeSupply, costs about $20 to $30 (CDN), plus a shipping fee.
  • HGUIM Male Female Urinal 2000ML (at Nine Life) can hold 2,000 milliliters of urine and is easily washable. This device costs about $100 (CDN), plus a shipping fee.
  • Portable Reusable Urinal Funnel with Extension Tube by Syarme is a portable female urinal that can enable urination while standing or urination to funnel into a water bottle that can be shut close. The product costs around $20 to $25 (CDN), plus a shipping fee.

 

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