Q. Hello Rav, I’m wondering if someone would say the Asher Yatzar Bracha in the morning along with the other morning berachot, even if one did not need to use the washroom yet. One example might be if a person woke up in the middle of the night, used the washroom and said Asher Yatzar, and then didn’t need to use the washroom by the time he was saying his morning berachot. Should he include Asher Yatzar while saying the other berachot, or skip it? Would it be better to force a little urine out in order to certainly need to say the bracha. (meaning….even though you don’t need to use the washroom, you could go anyway and its not hard to get a drop out).

   A. Rema (O.H. 4:1) maintains that the minhag is to recite Asher Yotzar in the morning even if one did not relieve himself. Mishna Berura (3) explains that this Brocho is similar to Elokai Neshomo since it is said as thanks and praise to Hashem for having created us. Therefore it is recited when we wake up in the morning and are similarly recreated.

   However, in the case you describe, when one relieved himself in the night and said Asher Yatzar then, Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that it depends if he went back to sleep before Chatzos (midnight), and then woke up in the morning, He would qualify for the above ruling and should recite Asher Yatzar even if he didn’t relieve himself.

  Otherwise, if he used the bathroom after Chatzos and then recited the blessing, he does not have to recite it again in the morning.

  As far as forcing oneself to urinate a few drops, it is unnecessary, since as is eventually that will happen and he will bless Hashem then.

    Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a