No doubt you’ve looked up the “causes of bed wetting” but think of it this way: the causes of bed wetting are the causes of deep sleep, and deep sleep causes bed wetting. Create lighter, more restful sleep and the bed wetter can move on to learn how to control his bladder.
Our DryKids program uses alarm training with behavioral modification, guided imagery, elimination diet and education to treat all of the causes simultaneously.
Before we get started on remedies, it’s important to understand some of the causes of bed wedding. I found that the habit of bedwetting usually goes back to events at age two, three or four. When the child has to go to bed, happy in mind and happy in body in order to sleep comfortably enough to learn the vasopress and trick. In this video, we’ll look at some of the causes of bedwetting and how to fix them. There may be two or three causes present, so we use a shotgun approach to remedies several remedies at the same time to be sure of a quick and happy fix.
When a child wet the bed at night, but not during the day. We know that either the bladder signal isn’t strong enough or the sleep is too deep to feel it. So first, let’s check for any medical problems. The more serious complications, quite rare are diabetes and infection. Generally, if a child wet at night but not during the day, physical issues are quite unlikely.
Reason for bedwetting
Has there been a recent loss of weight? Is the child frequently thirsty, especially at night? Is there any pain in the tummy or joint urination? Does he have an elevated temperature? If the answer to any of these is yes, you should probably see a doctor.
Doctors will often say he has a small bladder and they might suggest ultrasound or measuring urine output to determine the bladder’s size.
It’s more common, however, that the bladder is just too thick and this can be fixed with proper hydration and toileting.
The bladder is a round muscle, and when urine is held in the sphincter or holding muscle is fighting the bladder muscle. This exercise causes both muscles to get too strong and thick. The bladder is less elastic, it holds less and it sends a weaker signal. The treatment is to use it properly, fill it up, empty it out, fill it up, empty it out, and never never hold.
Many children are messed up because everyone says that they shouldn’t have fluids in the evening. But the opposite is true. If you don’t have enough water in your system during the night, you may become constipated, have a headache and feel tired during the day. And why is that? Well, your kidneys have an important job to do.
They look after your blood to take care of your heart and brain. They need water, and if you don’t have water in your tummy at night, they seem to suck it from your bowels so you end up constipated. The remedy is simple. The rule is mushy poop in the morning. If you’re properly hydrated, then your stool will be mushy and you’ll be having a bowel movement at least once a day, commonly in the morning.
If your child doesn’t have a daily bowel movement or has any unusual movement, watery, hard, or pebbly stool, then constipation is present. See more about this on the Bristol chart. Holding the bladder can be the result of holding the bowel or by a distended bowel due to constipation. Dr. Shauna Regan discovered many years ago that a majority of bed wetters have undiagnosed constipation.
They may have normal bowel movements. Their family doctor sees no evidence of constipation and no signs of it are apparent. But when X rayed, he found that 25 of 30 bedwetters had a build up of stool enough to push on the bladder, causing day and night wedding and troubled sleep.
Common causes for child bedwetting
Water is a medicine that fixes bed wedding. It fixes constipation, it tones the bladder. It removes toxins like food colors to get the bladder and bowel back into best condition. Go to the bathroom every two or 3 hours, then gulp water and have that last water an hour before bed. With one exception, when you’re using a bedwetting alarm, that last water should be just before going to sleep for the first two or three weeks and then revert to an hour earlier.
So to sum up, look for medical complications including diabetes and infection. Cut out extra sugar, melon, citrus and milk in the evening.