Bedwetting

The cause and the treatment

Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis) is an uncontrolled release of urine during sleep. The main cause is a dysfunction of the reflex system that controls the bladder. This is a disruption in communication between the bladder and the nervous system.

The most effective treatment is with a tiny alarm attached to the garment. The alarm sound, activated by the first drop of urine, evokes in the child a response of cessation of wetting. The alarm treatment usually lasts several months. During this period, as a result of the repeated operation of starting and stopping the wetting, the reflex system gradually enters into proper functioning. The number of dry nights gradually increases to a state of complete dryness.

Many children achieve complete bladder control on a natural basis, between 1.5 and 2.5 years of age. Treatment using the bedwetting alarm may be implemented successfully from the age of 3.