Bedwetting is supposed to be a childhood nemesis. Nighttime bedwetting is supposed to be the dragon that terrors children...not adults. The truth of the matter is, studies show that adult bedwetting affects around 26 million people--and that only covers the ones who report it.
Adult Bedwetting Is Embarrassing
It goes without saying that wetting the bed when you’re a grown man or woman is embarrassing. Some people manage the problem by limiting their life. They don’t travel. They don’t want to crash on a friend’s couch for the night, or fall asleep in a lover’s arms. The toll can be too high if they were to both wake in a pool of urine.
This is no way to live a life.
Real Reasons For Adult Bedwetting
Some people have residual primary (leftover from childhood) bedwetting and others suffer from secondary (a condition that developed in adulthood) enuresis. Either way, there are underlying causes for adult bedwetting and none of them include the word lazy.
Primary Adult Bedwetting Causes
Only about 2-3% of adult men and women suffer from primary enuresis which, for them, has happened since childhood. Some of the causes for primary adult bedwetting are as follows:
1. Smaller Functional Bladder Can Cause Adult Bedwetting
This is when your brain sends signals to tell your body that the bladder is full and to release when it’s actually not full yet.
2. Low Antidiuretic Hormone Can Cause Adult Bedwetting
This is the opposite of having a smaller functioning bladder. It is when your brain does not produce enough of the hormone that tells your body it’s time to go, and your bladder overflows.
3. Deep sleepers Can Suffer From Adult Bedwetting
Yes. It might just be as simple as you being a deep sleeper.
These causes are often easily treatable and you can get help to solve your adult bedwetting by talking to your doctor about the solutions.
Secondary Adult Bedwetting Causes
Unfortunately, while primary bedwetting causes are usually easy to treat, the majority of those suffering from adult bedwetting can attribute their problem to secondary causes. That means that there is an underlying problem that developed in their body since they became an adult. These problems are often more difficult to diagnose and can be dangerous left untreated.
Common Secondary Adult Bedwetting Causes
1. Diabetes Can Cause Adult Bedwetting
High sugars in the blood pulls water out of muscles (called osmolality) and causes frequent urination.
2. Obstructive Sleep Apnea Can Cause Adult Bedwetting
OSA can cause adult bedwetting by decreasing arousal response, and by increasing intra-abdominal pressure during obstructive respiratory events, which places more pressure on the bladder.
3. Prostate Cancer or Enlargement Can Cause Adult Bedwetting
Enlargement or cancer of the prostate in men can cause adult bedwetting because of pressure placed on the bladder.
4.Urinary Tract Infections Can Cause Adult Bedwetting
If regular adult bedwetting isn’t something you normally suffer from, but it happens occasionally, a urinary tract infection could be the culprit. Especially for women.
How To Prevent Adult Bedwetting
Once you have talked to your doctor and found the underlying causes of your adult bedwetting, it’s time to treat the bedwetting itself. Hopefully, your doctor will be treating the actual problem, but you will need to be proactive about getting your quality of life back.
Adult Bedwetting Alarm
Nytone has a simple solution to help cure your adult bedwetting. The bedwetting alarm by Nytone is the world’s smallest enuresis alarm. Simply attach the alarm around your arm, and run the cord down through your clothes, attaching the sensor to your underwear. At the first sign of moisture, the alarm will sound, and you will be able to avoid adult bedwetting.
For primary and secondary adult bedwetting causes, a bedwetting alarm can greatly improve your rest, soothe your anxiety, and enhance your happiness by helping prevent adult bedwetting.