Dr Catherine
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8-15 years

I’m 15 and wet the bed daily, what should I do?!

There are a number of reasons why teenagers wet the bed so it is very important that you first meet with your GP so that he or she can run some tests to see why it is that you continue to wet. Some people wet the bed because they are unable to wake in response to a full bladder others do so because their bladder cannot store the amount of urine their body produces overnight. Once your doctor rules out any possible underlying medical cause you can start thinking about how best to become dry at night. Bedwetting alarms are generally your best option. Bedwetting alarms work by helping you learn to recognise the need to pass urine and either wake-up and go to the toilet or learn to hold on until morning. Bedwetting alarms come in two main forms. One is a body alarm with a small sensor that can be worn inside your DryNites. The second type of alarm is a bell and pad alarm that is placed like a mat over the bottom bed sheet. Many people prefer the first option, as they don’t have to worry about dealing with wet sheets in instances where they do not wake-up in time. It is important that you approach any form of treatment following consultation with a medical professional as the more support you receive during this process the greater the chance of a successful outcome. Kind Regards, Dr Cathrine