The most common form of bed wetting, also known as PNE (or Primary Nocturnal Enuresis), typically affects somewhere around a third of all children over the age of 5.
The causes for this are now well researched and understood. It is genetic (runs in families) and bedwetters all show the patterns of heavy sleeping and producing high amounts of urine during the night. But don't despair, far from being hopeless there are proven ways to help a child overcome bed wetting.
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The most important thing for a parent to remember when training a child out of this annoying tendency is that the child is not to be punished or blamed for their wetting problems.
While you may be frustrated or angry, the child is not in control of this situation. When the uncontrolled urination happens, they are asleep. If you take your frustration out on the child, you will actually slow the process of their recovery, because stressed children are much harder to behaviorally change.
And the Winning Bed Wetting Device Is …
The front line tool for combating bed wetting is through an alarm that hooks onto your child's clothing. The alarm activates when it detects moisture. When the bed wetting alarm sounds, it will awaken your child and break the deep sleep cycle responsible for not letting them wake up at the signals of the bladder.
Some alarms will come with a wireless receiver that goes into the parent's room. This allows the parents to wake up and help their child recover from wetting the bed just as it occurs. Doing this can help prevent discomfort and complications such as infections.
To Take Or Not To Take … Medication
Depending on the severity of the Enuresis, your doctor may choose to prescribe some bed wetting medication to help with the problem. However, it is important to know that while the medications can stop the wetting in many cases, they will do nothing to treat the cause, and the problem will usually be back as soon as taking the medication stops. Bear in mind also that medications have side effects.
Bed Wetting In People Of Different Ages
PNE is considered to be problematic for 5 years old bed wetting girls , and for 5 years old bed wetting boys. While there are fluctuations in how quickly children outgrow this tendency, there are some adults and teenagers who are still wetting the bed, around 2 in 50 teenagers, but an unknown percentage of adults. If a teenager or adult is suffering from this, treatment can still be successful, but a doctor should be consulted to check if there are any other physical or medical reasons for the Primary Nocturnal Enuresis.
To put it simply, bed wetting ought not happen over the age of 5, regardless if it happens in a boy, or in a girl.