Living Well on Nocturnal Dialysis

Living Well on Nocturnal Dialysis

People who perform in-center nocturnal dialysis are generally experiencing a better quality of life and are feeling healthier. Going to dialysis treatment during the night frees up daytime hours for work, school, caring for family and enjoying activities without taking time out during the day for dialysis. The longer treatment times are gentler on the body, so in addition to cleaning their blood more thoroughly, most people don’t experience the washed out feeling after treatment like they do with traditional dialysis.

Nocturnal dialysis patients explain the benefits they've experienced on this DaVita® treatment option.

More energy

“Before I was tired all the time, but now my family tells me to take it easy. I made 15 pies today.” — Anna

Keep working

“I can work after I get up from the chair.” — Paola

Gentler treatment

“My sister is a nurse. She did all the research and told me this treatment is better on the heart and people live a longer life.” — Jonathan

Feel better

“I’m getting all cleaned out. I feel healthy all around.” — Anna

Better appetite

“I have an appetite for the first time in so long—I haven’t had an appetite in forever.”  — Jonathan

Fewer medicines

“My blood pressure has gone down — it’s actually normal now — my doctor was thrilled. He knocked off one dose of my blood pressure medicines.”  — Jonathan

Nocturnal dialysis—providing a better quality of life

If you and your nephrologist decide that nocturnal dialysis is best for your health and lifestyle needs, you’ll see that the many benefits — including more energy, flexible diet and gentler treatment — can help maintain a better quality of life.

DaVita dialysis treatment options

If you want to learn more about dialysis, explore DaVita’s other treatment options:

For more information, call DaVita Guest Services at 1-866-994-SLEEP (1-866-994-7533).

Learn more about nocturnal dialysis

Have no fear, Diet Helper is here

Download a Cookbook

Get a free recipe collection from the DaVita® kitchen.

No-Cost Kidney Health Classes

Find a no-cost, in-person class near you.

Find a Dialysis Center

Over 2,000 across the US.

Advanced Search

Or call 1-800-424-6589 now to speak with a placement specialist.

DaVita

© 2004-2014 DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. All rights reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy of medical information | Web Privacy Policy | Safe Harbor Privacy | FAQs | Site map
This site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a physician.
Please check with a physician if you need a diagnosis and/or for treatments as well as information regarding your specific condition. If you are experiencing urgent medical conditions, call 9-1-1

117