Facts and information about bedwetting Bedwetting
Children become 'dry' at night at different ages in the final stages of toilet training when they develop control over their bladder. After the age of 5 or 6 years old they should have developed this control. If a child wets the bed more than twice per month after this stage it is called bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis). Bedwetting does not usually occur while the child is dreaming but during the deeper phases of sleep. Bedwetting is not a behavioral problem and it is not related to how a child sleeps. It is an extremely common problem and studies have revealed more than 7 million children in the USA are prone to bedwetting. About 9% of boys and 6% of girls still wet the bed at age 7. Children urinate much more frequently, in some cases as often as 10-12 times each day, whereas many adults urinate only 3 or 4 times a day. Do not punish a child for bedwetting - reassure your child that bed wetting is common and can be helped.
Alternative Names for Bedwetting?
Other names or references to Bedwetting include:
What are the symptoms of Bed wetting? What are the effects? The symptoms of Bed wetting include the following:
- Involuntary urination at night
- More than twice in one month
What are the causes of Bedwetting? The causes of Bed wetting may include the following:
- Delay in the maturation of the bladder function
- Medical disorders including infections
- Psychological problems, especially caused by stress due unpleasant family situations
- Hormonal problems
Bedwetting Treatment / Remedies / Medication / Cures
What is used as a treatment, remedy, cure or medication for Bedwetting? The following info is not a substitute for a medical assessment or diagnostic procedure, but serves as a useful guide to help focus future discussions. The Bedwetting Treatment / Remedies / Medication may include the following:
- Do not punish a child for bedwetting - reassure your child that bedwetting is common and can be helped
- Ensure your child visits the toilet regularly
- Ensure your child visits the toilet before bed time
- Bedwetting alarm
- Doctor may prescribe a medication called DDAVP (Desmopressin) to treat bedwetting
- Tests for a urinary tract infection
The sole purpose of the article on a sleep disorder such as Bedwetting is to act as a reference guide to provide useful information regarding sleeping problems. It is not intended to be used to diagnose or treat Bedwetting or as a substitute for obtaining professional medical advice. Please remember that if you are in any doubt about your health please consult your medical practitioner immediately.
Facts about Bedwetting
Some interesting facts about bed wetting are as follows:
- Fact 1: Children urinate much more frequently, in some cases as often as 10-12 times each day
- Fact 2: Adults urinate only 3 or 4 times a day
- Fact 3: Research has shown that primary nocturnal enuresis is often inherited
- Fact 4: Bed wetting is not an emotional or psychological problem
- Fact 5: A small number of children have small bladders that are more easily overfilled.
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