What is a night drainage system?
To avoid getting up in the night to empty your urostomy when sleeping, an extra capacity can be connected to the bottom of the pouch. This can come in the form of a ‘night bag’ or a ‘night drainage bottle’ depending on which manufacturer you use. Both drain the urine away from the stoma during the sleeping hours and allow undisrupted sleep with the rested assurance that the urine doesn’t travel back to the kidney.
Here are some hints and tips that I have experienced myself or heard from other urostomates:
By Rachel Jury