Nighttime Enuresis “Bedwetting”
Background and case studies
Overcoming enuresis is possible !
Nighttime Enuresis “Bedwetting”
BACKGROUND AND CASE STUDIES
Seeing as you’re currently reading this, it’s highly probable that you’ve already tried more than a few Nightime Enuresis solutions.
You’ve surely heard tips and tricks from just about everyone, ineffective strategies like limiting or even completely prohibiting your child from drinking after dinner.
These are steps that all families like yours who have struggled with bedwetting have gone through.
Diapers, Pull-ups, Goodnites, etc…
As of now, you’re probably using diapers, like Pull-Ups or Goodnites, or you’re cleaning the sheets daily.
Maybe you’re waking your child up to go pee before you go to bed, and a second time at 2 or 3 in the morning to go pee again, hoping that they won’t wet the bed and that one day they’ll be able to wake themself up.
All that hard work and your child is still wetting the bed nightly.
For months, night after night, you’ve repeated the same routine to no avail.
The problem stems from the fact that your child is a very heavy sleeper and the message sent by the bladder isn’t strong enough because their bladder (sphincter) is immature.
They have to learn to wake themself up when they feel the need, meaning when their bladder attempts to wake them up.
When you wake your child up yourself, you’re not waking them at the exact moment when they’re about to pee.
They don’t necessarily need to pee at that moment, because you’re the one deciding when to wake them.
This is why your child won’t develop the reflex to wake themself up when the need hits.
They need to recognize the signal that their bladder is sending them.
We were almost there…
Do you sometimes feel like you’re on the verge of succeeding to overcome bedwetting? Your child is only wetting the bed once or twice a week. You’re almost there and suddenly…it comes back. For no apparent reason.
So you’re asking yourself questions, wondering why they suddenly started wetting the bed every day again, just when it seemed like they were getting over it.
At this stage, you’re looking for an external reason, or something psychological.
Are there things stressing them out or was there an event that triggered the bedwetting recently?
It can rarely be attributed to a single cause. Often, bedwetting is hereditary but not the only contributing factor.
Here are 5 factors that can contribute to nighttime enuresis and/or daytime enuresis:
1. Growth spurts
2. Very deep sleep
3. Immature bladder
4. Hyperactive bladder
5. Increased fatigue due to an activity or time changes occurring around daylight savings
In short, there are several factors and they’re pretty hard to pin down with certainty.
You should also consider that if you achieved these results by waking them up or by limiting their liquid intake, the results were a bit of a false hope.
If you had let them drink or sleep through the night, they would surely have wet the bed every night.
Nighttime Enuresis! Background and case studies was written based on real-life cases and several parents and their children suffering from bedwetting.
What if I set an alarm that woke them up at the same time every night?
Unfortunately that doesn’t work. All you’ll manage to do is condition them to wake up 2 minutes before the alarm.
Your child will quickly fall back asleep because it’s not the right time, they don’t need to pee, and what’s more, there will be no contraction of the sphincter.
The key to the success of the treatment is waking them up at the exact moment when they need to pee. Neither a minute before nor after.
Waking them up at that exact time will cause a bladder contraction that will stop them from wetting the bed immediately.
It’s that contraction that will eventually reinforce their muscle and will connect to the subconscious.
If that contraction doesn’t occur, waking them up is useless.
Can changing schools be a contributing factor to bedwetting?
Yes, it’s possible. Going back to school can be a stressful time for many kids, but for it to cause bedwetting they have to be predisposed to it.
That factor alone won’t trigger bedwetting.
Actually, it’s the mental fatigue brought on by stress and concerns regarding changing schools.
So all stress factors could potentially trigger enuresis if the child is predisposed.
Is it going to be okay? Am I going to make any new friends? Etc…
All of these questions are constantly going through their mind and slowly but surely the fatigue increases.
Combine that with heredity, or another factor, and you have your answer.
They don’t drink after dinner and I wake them up before I go to bed. And it’s working!
But admittedly the problem is still there. If you let them drink and didn’t wake them up during the night, they would still wet the bed.
So, as long as you and your child are okay with using these prevention measures, there’s no problem with continuing what you’re doing and waiting for the problem to solve itself.
However, for those with a weaker sphincter, these measures won’t do, and they’ll wet the bed regardless. They’ll need a little more help for them to stop wetting the bed.
If one day, you or your child has had enough of waiting for the problem to solve itself, then know that there’s a solution to bedwetting, a real treatment that could help you get rid of bedwetting for good.
You can count on the Night Guard Bedwetting Alarm and on our support team.
Your chances of success are higher than ever.
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