There's no shame in recognizing that you have a problem with adult bedwetting. In fact, accepting that your body is not functioning the way you'd like it to is the first step towards treatment - and you'll be happy to hear that real, effective treatments are available. Simply put, there's no reason why anyone shouldn't have a dry night - and that includes you. It's worth noting that bedwetting in adults is actually different than what children go through. And while that might not remove the embarrassment, you must know that nocturnal enuresis is involuntary and not your fault. To fully understand why you may be experiencing adult bedwetting, a quick anatomy refresher course could be helpful.
Bedwetting | Caring for kids
It may be an inconvenience for parents, but bedwetting is a common problem in children. Some children struggle to stay dry throughout the night from the day they are born and others are able to stay dry for several months, or years, and begin wetting the bed again. Approximately 15 percent of children wet the bed at age 5. That number decreases with age occurring in only percent of children age 14 and older. Boys are twice as likely as girls to wet the bed. It happens more frequently in children with developmental delays and emotional and behavioral difficulties. Approximately 15 percent of kids who wet the bed learn to stay dry through the night without any intervention; however, the longer the bedwetting has been happening, the less likely it is to get better on its own.
Do You Wet the Bed After a Night of Drinking? Here’s Why
Bedwetting happens when a child pees during sleep without knowing it. Many children will use the toilet well during the day long before they are dry through the night. It can be many months, even years, before children stay dry overnight. Most children, but not all, stop bedwetting between the ages of 5 and 6 years old.
Millions of kids and teenagers from every part of the world wet the bed every single night. Maybe you do it. Most kids don't tell their friends, so it's easy to feel kind of alone, like you might be the only one on the whole planet who wets the bed. But you are not alone. The fancy name for bedwetting, or sleep wetting, is nocturnal nighttime enuresis say: en-yoo-REE-sus.