While there is no one perfect bed wetting cure that can fix everything, there sure are options that can help you (or a bed wetter you know) cope with this annoying and frustrating tendency.
Depending on what age the bed wetter is and what is the cause for their unwanted urination, there are withholding and behavioral exercises, bed wetting medication (not recommended in many cases, however), bed wetting devices (alarms, plastic sheets, Enuresis diapers – both for babies, and for grown-ups), or even bed wetting hypnosis, which has its important role in treating Enuresis when used properly.
Any Bed Wetting Cure Starts With the Doctor
Before you use any bed wetting cure, it is important to visit a doctor and get a confirmed diagnosis of what the problem is. In most children between the ages of five and eight, PNE – Primary Nocturnal Enuresis – is the cause of bed wetting. With a combination of weak bladder control and deep sleep cycles, children of this age are prone to wetting the bed.
At least a third of all children will cope with Primary Nocturnal Enuresis. While PNE is the typical cause of bed wetting, there are a variety of illnesses, chronic diseases and organ malfunctions that can cause uncontrolled urination in bed. This is why a doctor’s diagnosis is so important. Once you have determined the cause, it is possible to pursue a bed wetting cure.
The “Not Quite” Bed Wetting Cure
**Clinically effective approach to bed wetting** The Wet-Stop3 has provided excellent results for families for many years (Over 300,000 sold) and is being used Worldwide. The Wet-Stop3 has all of the best features an alarm can offer. It is light and compact, has a 2 step turn off feature, and uses 2 AAA batteries. This a bed wetting system, not just an alarm.
While not a bed wetting cure in the proper meaning of the word, the front line tool for Enuresis treatments is the bed wetting alarm. An alarm sounding wakes the child and helps break the sleep patterns responsible for urinating in bed.
However, it can take several weeks for the issue to begin resolving itself. Therefore, an alarm is not the only part of the bed wetting cure equation. It does speed the process of getting rid of this behavior, and it also limits the amount of mess that bed wetters make, but to fix PNE for good (especially in children) bladder retention control is the key.
If your child does not exercise their bladder while they are awake, it will never expand, and there will be no improvement.
To do bladder retention control exercises, you must encourage your child to hold in their urine as long as possible before going to the washroom. This will strengthen their bladder muscles and let your child last longer each night before they wet the bed. Over several weeks, the number of dry nights will increase.
It is important for parents to remember at all times that it is not the fault of the child that they are wetting the bed. Controlling anger and frustration is necessary, as the child’s self esteem is already suffering from the shame that they feel at wetting the bed.
At age five, children are becoming much more sensitive to social situations, and understand that wetting the bed is something that they will be teased about. An encouraging parent that rewards a child on dry nights will not only give support to the child but motivate them to improve the problem as quickly as possible.
An Extra Bed Wetting Cure
Hypnosis for bed wetting, as well as medications can also be used as bed wetting cures. However, over time, the potency of both of these methods decreases. Medications reverse back to the situation prior to taking the drugs as soon as dosage ends. And hypnosis should only be used to reinforce the training children are undergoing.
As mentioned earlier, bed wetting remedies are dependent upon the bed wetter’s age and the cause of their wetting problems. Therefore only doctors can recommend to follow one bed wetting cure or the other.