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Nocturnal Enuresis in Children

What is Enuresis?

Nocturnal enuresis in children is a condition where children beyond the age of 5 wet the bed. This could be in school-going children, teens, or even adults. While it is not a serious issue, the condition can be upsetting and uncomfortable beyond a certain age.

To get treated for enuresis, it is important to find out the reason for the condition by consulting a doctor or a bed wetting specialist.

While wetting the bed occasionally is common among children who are toilet trained, there are a number of underlying factors that could cause bedwetting in teens or adults.

The Types of Nocturnal Enuresis in Children

Nocturnal enuresis in children can be classified into two types:

Primary Enuresis: Primary enuresis refers to the condition where a child has never had any bladder control. In this type of enuresis, the child has always wet the bed and it is the more common of the two.

Secondary Enuresis: Secondary enuresis is a condition where a child who has had control over their bladder for at least six months has begun to wet the bed. Cases such as these often have an underlying cause which needs to be assessed by a doctor.

Common Causes of Enuresis in Children

Enuresis in children can have a number of causes. It could be underdeveloped organs, disorders of the nerves, and much more. A number of issues could result in bed wetting or loss of control over the bladder. Some of these reasons include:

  • Underdeveloped bladder
  • Underdeveloped kidney
  • Genetics
  • Stress
  • Kidney or bladder disease
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Neurologic disease
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Deep sleep
  • Constipation
  • ADHD
  • Diabetes in children
  • Use of certain medications

How Can Happy Dry Nights Help?

Happy Dry Nights is focused on offering treatment for enuresis in children through a combination of methods that supports the child and family on their journey to dry nights.

We have bedwetting alarms and pads delivered to your home and the treatment begins to help your child learn to wake up when their bladder is full and eventually do so without the help of the alarm system.

If your child has been wetting the bed or has suddenly begun to do so, contact Happy Dry Nights, who also have access to their very own paediatrician, for assistance.