What Causes Bedwetting?

A common perception about bedwetting is that “Laziness causes Bedwetting.”  Bedwetting occurs not only with children, but also with many adults of all ages. With adults, it is often called incontinence, Tens of millions of children and adults bed-wet during their sleep when they are not conscious of bladder pressure. Bed wetting is something that’s out of control and is usually not done intentionally. Apart from the usual “learning” process there can be physiological causes, for many of which there are cures. You can help get it controlled by using Bedwetting alarms.

Parents should always be supportive when their kids are met with bedwetting accidents, and understand that enuresis is usually involuntary.

There are two types of Bedwetting:

  • Primary
  • Secondary

Primary Bedwetting

A child with primary bedwetting has never been dry at night for any significant length of time. It generally refers to a process of bedwetting that has been occuring since early childhood without a break.

The Child fails to recognize that his/her bladder is full and does not awaken during sleep to urinate into the toilet.

Secondary Bedwetting

The child or patient will experience dryness at night for a significant period of time (at least six months), then this period of dryness for a short duration is termed as secondary bedwetting.

Other Causes of Bedwetting Includes:

Urinary tract infection:

These infections may lead to lower abdominal pain or irritation with urination, a stronger urge to urinate, and frequent urination, Urinary tract infection in children also indicates anatomical abnormality.


People with type I diabetes generally have a high level of sugar in their blood and the body outputs urine more and more due to excessive blood glucose levels. Frequent urination is a common symptom of diabetes

Structural or anatomical abnormality

An abnormality in the organs, muscles, or nerves involved in urination can cause incontinence or other urinary problems that could show up as bedwetting.

Neurological problems

Neurological imbalance that leads to an abnormality in the nervous system, or injury or disease of the nervous system that can upset the nerves that control urination.

Emotional problems

A stressful life, including family conflicts, sometimes causes children to wet the bed. Major changes, such as starting school, a new baby, moving to a new home, physical abusement and other stresses that can also cause bedwetting.

Overcoming Bedwetting with Alarm Therapy

These common bedwetting causes can be overcome through constant motivation and persistence which are very important. Alarm therapy is often recommended and used to help alert the patient and caregiver that an bedwetting incidence has occurred. To be successful, alarm therapy must be used persistently to create an understanding in the patients’ mind that the bladder is full and should be attended to. Caregivers and patients are more likely to use the alarm system willingly and consistently if it is convenient to use every time.

DryBuddy is the world’s leader in wireless bedwetting alarms innovation and technology.  The DryBuddyFLEX and DryBudy1 alarm systems are true wireless bedwetting alarm are designed and developed for convenience and mobility. Patented ideas and products provide unsurpassed convenience and flexibility for their use both at home and in mobile circumstances away from the home. The DryBuddy1 is the world’s first and only true mobile alarm, with very convenient use inside the home as well.

These alarms also provide outstanding support for incontinence in elderly patients, some of whom may not even sense when they have wet themselves. The patient and/or caregiver is promptly alerted, allowing a quickly cleaning and changing of wet clothes and “diapers” which keeps the patient more hygienic and healthy.

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