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Bedwetting Alarm

Updated on February 17, 2010

Bedwetting a Distressing Problem.

Bedwetting can be seriously distressing for both the children concerned and their parents. The children are naturally embarrassed, and upset by something they can't seem to control, the parents are obviously anxious for the well-being of the children. Then of course there are the inevitable side effects caused by the stress of the situation, the tiredness due to disturbed sleep and of course the bedding which needs washing and drying all to frequently.

Naturally there are a number of ways in which every one feels distressed, the children feel guilty about the fuss they cause, the parents feel guilty because they seem unable to help their child over come this upsetting problem.

Bedwetting Causes

Bedwetting or nocturnal enurensis, is a much more common complaint than may people would imagine. It's still not clearly known why bedwetting occurs, boys are more likely to wet the bed than girls, though men and women are equally like to experience bedwetting.

Bedwetting does seem to run in families and either the father, mother or sometimes both parents have been bedwetters. As many as one in fifty people over the age of fifteen may wet the bed. though it is obviously much more likely to be a child and probably one under the age of six.

It's always a good idea to have a doctor examine the bedwetter to make sure the cause is not a physical medical problem such as constipation, an infection of the urinary tract or possibly something more serious such as kidney failure of diabetes.

Stress and anxiety can be underlying causes of bedwetting, and of course the problem can be compounded by the stress the bedwetting causes.

Bedwetting Solution.

One of the most effective solutions to the problem of bedwetting is the use of some sort of alarm to rouse the sleeper as quickly as possible in the event of bedwetting. The alarm conditions the brain to react to the need to urinate by waking the sleeper so that they can go to the toilet.

Alarms vary in design, some have a sensor pad which rests on the mattress and is attached to an alarm which sits at the side of the bed. This sort of alarm generally needs a larger amount of urine to set it off, owing to the fact that it is underneath a bed sheet and the child is wearing underwear or night clothes, and of course they have to be actually sleeping on the pad.

Wearable bedwetting alarms usually have a sensor which is attached to the sleepers underwear, and they can detect very small amounts of moisture.

You also need to take into the practicality and cost of using the alarm. Is it small and light weight which would make it easier for the user to handle it. Is it battery powered and how expensive are the batteries? do you need to keep buying pads?

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