Dr Catherine
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8-15 years

Hi Shannon – this must be very frustrating for you. Conditioning alarms do require a significant commitment on behalf of the whole family and can result in many nights of broken sleep. The up side is they currently experience the best success rates with approximately 75% of individuals achieving nighttime dryness within a few months. The average times it takes to achieve dryness ranges anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks so you could think about starting the treatment during your summer holidays when you do not have schoolwork to attend to. You could also try alternative treatments like hypnotherapy which can be used in combination with the conditioning alarm, which may have less of an impact on your sleep patterns. It is always important that you consult with a continence specialist first before beginning any form of treatment. All the best! Regards, Dr Cathrine