Nocturnal Enuresis (NE) is the medical name for bedwetting. It’s very common in children and continues to be an issue for many people as they get older. There are a few different causes and lots of different treatments that can help you stay dry at night.
What causes bedwetting?
The three main causes are:
Bedwetting is NOT caused by:
See your doctor before trying any of these treatments at home.
Depending on your situation, there are lots of treatments that can help with bedwetting. A few are:
Alarms and medications should only be used with the support and guidance of a doctor or health professional, so talk to a doctor if you’d like to find out more. Research tells us that you have a better chance at succeeding if you use an alarm program with the support from a health professional. Some continence products like mattress protectors and specially designed bedwetting pants are also helpful.
If you’d like to talk with a trained continence nurse about any bladder or bowels concerns, call the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66 for free anytime from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday.
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