Howling winds, crashing thunder, a smashed window — there are a lot of thing that can go bump in the night. Unfortunately for some people, one of those things is being able to stay dry throughout the night. Night time bedwetting is a common problem throughout the world that has a number of potential causes from mental trauma, to involuntary muscle spasms. Although an embarrassing problem, there are several options that experts recommend to help with those experiencing involuntary urination.
Nocturnal Enuresis is the technical name for childhood bedwetting which occurs in children over the age of five. It is not uncommon for a child who has been potty trained to struggle with bed wetting for years according to experts. Wetting the bed is a natural part of development occasionally for children aged seven and younger, but frequent cases may indicate a more serious case of bedwetting. Across the nation it is estimated that there are between 13% and 20% of five year olds, 10% of seven year olds, and 5% of 10 year olds who wet their bed — this amounts to between five and seven million bedwetting children. There are two kinds of bedwetting according to experts: primary bedwetting and secondary bedwetting. Primary bedwetting is where the child has never had nighttime control over urination; secondary bedwetting occurs when a child has achieved nighttime contorl, but a return bout of wetness occurs due to psychological stress or even some other underlying medical cause. Some parents may choose to try and treat their child’s night time urinations, others may be content to prepare by stocking up on disposable bed pads for incontinence.
Although bedwetting can be considered a common problem, most people make the mistake of assuming that it is one restricted to children. Adult urinary incontinence is an embarrassing condition where the individual experiences the loss of bladder control. It is estimated that one quarter to one third of men and women in the United States experiences some degree of incontinence from occasionally leaking urine when one coughs or sneezes to having an urge to urinate that is so sudden and strong that one is unable to get to the toilet on time. Urinary incontinence is more common among women than men; an estimated 30% of females aged 30-60 are thought to suffer from it, compared to 1.5-5% of men. Urinary incontinence can happen at the worst times, making preventative measures like adult diapers or disposable bed pads for incontinence a necessity — don’t hesitate to see your doctor as simple lifestyle changes or medical treatment can help ease discomfort or stop urinary incontinence.
Buying Disposable Bed Pads for Incontinence
There are a number of different products available to help protect those who may suffer from sudden and random urinary leakage, offering confidence and day-long comfort. Adult diapers or urinary pads are specially designed to fit inside of one’s underwear to help catch any spillage. For many people, the biggest problem with involuntary urination is constantly waking up to find a soiled mess in their bed. Using disposable mattress covers, disposable mattress pads, and similar products can help keep the bed dry and the clean up easy. For those who are able to wake up and react before releasing your bladder, consider keeping cushioned bed pans around in case of emergencies.