Enuresis comes from a Greek word meaning “to make water”. It is the term a doctor uses when speaking about bedwetting, whether it applies to a child or an adult.
When the enuresis occurs at night it is nocturnal as opposed to bedwetting that occurs when a child takes a nap during the day. There are many different causes of enuresis, of which psychological reasons are rare. In any case, enuresis is a cause of alarm to both parents and children.
Nocturnal enuresis is common with children before the age of four and even after that when they have a lot to drink before they go to bed at night.
Children are so active during the day that they sleep soundly and do not wake up when they need to go to the bathroom.
Some parents try various techniques to make sure their children do not wet the bed, such as taking them out to the bathroom at a certain time of the night.
In many cases, enuresis is brought on by an event that causes alarm, distress or excitement. Parents should take careful note of events leading up to instances of enuresis before they seek medical help. This will enable them to have all the information that the doctor will need.
Have you considered an enuresis alarm?
Even children that are very self-conscious about their enuresis love bedwetting alarm reviews. This device is worn on the outside of the pyjamas close to the shoulder. Even with the batteries, the alarm is not heavy and when it sounds it also emits a glow.
The alarm detects moisture and will then emit the sound to wake the child or adult wearing it. This will help solve problems with nocturnal enuresis because it wakes up the sleeper so that he/she can go to the bathroom.
Causes of bedwetting
Some of the medical problems that can cause nocturnal enuresis include infections of the urinary tract, constipation, bowel problems, diabetes, and sleep disorders.
When a parent has a concern about a child wetting the bed until he/she is in the teenage years, doctors will require a full slate of medical tests. It is also likely that the doctor will require information about the diet and times when the child eats and drinks.
There is also the possibility of a child having a low bladder capability during the night, which accounts for the recurring enuresis. If this is the case, an enuresis alarm will awaken the child at the slightest detection of moisture.
However an enuresis alarm is not a complete answer to the problem and can often be a little less than useful. Before you consider an alarm it is worth learning more about the problem, both enuresis in general and also about the particular person who you are concerned about. Then consider an alarm.
Enuresis is an embarrassing problem for older children. They do not want to attend sleepovers or to sleep away from home. This can also cause worry for the parents who wonder what others will think of them if they find out that an older child is still wetting the bed. One thing that parents should never do is punish a child for his/her nocturnal enuresis. This will only increase the level of stress and make the enuresis worse.