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Bed-wetting in teenagers and adults: what you can do

Do not blame yourself. Remind yourself that it is not your fault. There is no need to feel guilty or dirty. And remember that no one can tell just by looking at you that you have this problem.

Cut down on alcohol. Trial and error will show you if this helps. Similarly, try cutting down on coffee in the evening.
Use an alarm clock to wake you a couple of hours or so after going to bed, and a couple of hours before your usual waking time. Vary the time every few days, to avoid getting into the habit of emptying the bladder at the same time each night.
Try sleeping in a different bed, or moving to a different room or even just moving your bed into a different position – some people find this helps.
Visit your doctor if you have not already done so. You may be so embarrassed that you feel this is impossible for you – and in fact 1 in every 6 adults and teenagers who wet the bed never seek help. Decide to be one of the brave people who gets it sorted. Your doctor will not be surprised or embarrassed, and will be pleased to help (look at the section on talking to your doctor). But you must explain clearly that your problem is wetting the bed. Do not pretend you have cystitis or some other urine problem, hoping the doctor will guess what is wrong, because he or she probably will not. For 2–3 weeks before you see the doctor, keep a diary detailing when you wet the bed.
Dr Phil Hammond looks at the frustrations of bed-wetting, with a little help from ‘Henry’, in his informative and entertaining guide on bed-wetting (click on video below).

Written by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Edited by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Last updated: Wednesday, June 22nd 2011


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Posted by Vicky on 07/03/2015 at 05:59

I have been wetting my bed for as long as I can remember. I hate the feeling of waking up in a very cold weather wet. The feeling is horrible because you wake up super cold and the smell is horrid! I hate having to clean up after myself because I am an adult I hope that I stop soon because it's very frustrating! I have a boyfriend and how will I ever explain this to him? Like how will I ever explain that I can't sleep over nor spend overnights with him because of that embarrassment? It really sucks but what sucks more is that nothing helps and I've been looking for answers everywhere! If you were or know someone that used to wet their bed at an old age please email me and please let me know what they did? Thank you so much! This actually helped me because I feel free and comfortable

Posted by Optional on 03/03/2015 at 04:46

Whenever I wet the bed my mom calls me lazy even though I get up during the night. The last time I wet the bed was last night. I got up to use the washroom twice, this morning around 7 am my shorts were wet. I don't know what's wrong with me

Posted by Ella on 05/02/2015 at 10:50

So I guess there are more people like myself than I thought which is reassuring in a weird way. I'm 18 and I still wet the bed pretty often. It ranges from a couple times a week to every couple weeks. It's never fun at all on school mornings when I don't have time to clean it up before leaving and then have to deal with it when I get home. Or whenever I have a friend come home with me and I have to come up with an excuse to run upstairs and clean it up before they can see. I've tried bed wetting alarms and two different medicines. I've had little success, but nothing has completely helped. I have to use a water-resistant pad on my bed and I have to stay up later than I would like sometimes I order to make sure I urinate before bed. Not fun AT ALL. so yeah you're not alone.

Posted by scared but will succeed on 28/01/2015 at 04:10

Hello! I am 99% positive that the reason I have wet the bed for the past 18 and 3/4 years is because of m deep sleep. I have seen countless doctors, used many different alarms, had many x-rays taken, and tried many different water tricks. (I tried reducing water, more water.) none worked. sometimes I can go a couple weeks without doing it but when it des happen it is bad. My father said if I drink a quart of water as soon as I wake up in the morning it will help my body and also train my bladder more. he says it is a Japanese therapy. I will try that but if it doesn't work I will try to find ways to reduce my deep sleep faze. Wish me luck.

Posted by natalie on 24/01/2015 at 11:55

im first i wasnt wetting the bed but then i started.i didnt tell my parents.they have never caught me but im afraid if they find out they will get mad at me. at first i thought it was a one time thing but its been happening like every day for the past week.i dont know what to do.

Posted by Nana on 24/01/2015 at 04:05

Im 33 and i still wet my bed. It is not everyday actually. In a month, maybe twice...but sometimes not even once.Usually i would have a dream where by i urine in a toilet but actually when i woke up, i found out that i wet my bed. i see it as maybe i drank too much of water so i never see a doctor. But do u think i should consult a doctor although i dont really bedwetting everyday?

Posted by Optional on 21/01/2015 at 08:48

I like your discription in all the paragraphs. This will help me out with my offen bed wetting.

Posted by Optional on 20/01/2015 at 10:49

I'm 19 and I still wet the bed it didn't bother me when I was younger like 11 but now it's bothering me. Like I'm an adult I shouldn't be wetting the bed. I keep thinking that maybe my bladder is weak or it's smaller than it's suppose to be. I just know that something isn't right.

Posted by Optional on 19/01/2015 at 04:55

Hi, I've wet the bed my whole life. It's been a constant problem and my family just thinks I'm not trying, I wore pull-ups to bed until I was about 14 and the I moved on to poise pads. It's very embarrassing and I try to take steps to prevent it but nothing seems to help. My only dry nights are when I stay up half the night and empty my bladder right before I go to sleep. I recently turned 18 and now this has become something looming over my shoulder due to me going off to college and staying in a dorm...

Posted by Kenzie on 19/01/2015 at 01:32

I'm 14 and I still wet the bed my mom thinks it's my fault and that I'm to lazy to get up and go to the bathroom. Every now and then like a full week I won't pee but then it just comes back. I'm afraid to spend the night at friends house because it's happened before and I was almost caught. My friends say I have low self-esteem and their right I don't go to party's or do anything but stay in my room. Please help my mom has me thinking it's my fault. I'm embarrassed to talk about, even right now. Please help!!!

Posted by Optional on 19/01/2015 at 03:06

I'm 17 and I've wet the bed since I was about 14 never as a child I don't know why it started late but not In march I'll be 18 and since my last birthday I haven't wet the bed but during the day I do on myself and it cramps my stomach so bad Idk what to do anymore I've recently had a baby in October and the problem just Increases.

Posted by Optional on 18/01/2015 at 06:03

Anytime I don't pray at night,I have a dream were I was urinating and it turnd out I bed wetted

Posted by Optional on 17/01/2015 at 11:12

Hi,i am 15years old,i still bedwet but not always,pls i need a remedy

Posted by joey on 14/01/2015 at 11:30

im 19. and literally since 1st of january 2015 started ive peed my bed 3 TIMES. ive wet my bed as a teenager before but hardly this frequent. i feel like theres something broken inside me i dont even know what to do

Posted by Optional on 14/01/2015 at 07:20

My son has been a persistent bed wetter for nearly 19 years, both myself, my sister, my brother, all were bed wetters as was my father my sons father was also a bed wetter, so there is definitely a hereditary factor involved. My son has tried everything. Alarms dont work, he just sleeps through them, medication is hit an miss, limiting water really makes no difference. My son was diagnosed with a learning disability similar to dyslexia, but more complex. dyslexia runs in my family. I truly believe that night time incontinence is linked to how the brain processes information and that this is why the signal to wake up to pee is realised too late, the signal is basically interrupted. My other theory is puberty My brother wet the bed into his early 20's then it stopped completely. Me and my sister were both 13/14 I believe this is when we reached our true physical maturity. I have never and will never punish any of my children for wetting the bed (unless they never told me and it stank lol) It is a disability and one that is not recognized enough as the stress and embarrassment it causes can lead to social withdrawal and depression.

Posted by Rhys on 08/01/2015 at 08:52

Hi am am 12years old and i have wet the bed all my life and i have hade it to the point of happening every hour so i spend most of my day on the loo, i have had 5 sugerys and so many prscriptions it is un beleviable and i have feard going for sleep overs or people coming round because of constant moking but my mum thinks i am just being lazy and not trying (five alarms no drinking arfter five and still hapens. What am i doing rong.good to know not alone.

Posted by Optional on 08/01/2015 at 03:48

i am 23 and stilll wetting the bed i want to know to stop

Posted by Optional on 21/12/2014 at 11:57

What if I wet the bed what do I do

Posted by Optional on 20/12/2014 at 08:26

I wet the bed constantly..i think i may have a small bladder but i dont know. It's so frustrating and im creeping up on college fast. I dont want this to happen to me and my family doesnt seem to have any sympathy.

Posted by Optional on 15/12/2014 at 04:30

I am 15 years old and still pee in the bed its very embarrassing I just don't know what to do I tried the alarm and sometimes I sleep through it I wear pull ups but I am very scared to spend a night over friends house what am I going to do about college . I wish I never had this problem

Posted by Kayla on 09/12/2014 at 06:40

I'm 19 years old and I still wet the bed. I don't know what to do to stop it. I've wet the bed my whole life and I'm getting sick of it and feel disgusting from it. I've used pull-ups, been on several different medications which normally work for a while until I become immune.. Are there any surgerys or something that can be done to make this stop. I've looked into catheters but none of them really fit what I need them for.. I also still have day wettings from time to time and my stomach hurts when I need to urinate. My doctor seems to have given up on me and just keeps giving me medication.. Which never works. If anyone has anything ideas that can help me or that I can recommend to my doctor please let me know!

Posted by Optional on 07/12/2014 at 02:34

I have bedwetting since the age of 11. I had to wear pull ups at night. I wasn't wetting as much for the next few years, but now I have a few accidents still. And I hate getting wet but I'm not aloud to wear pull-ups as a punishment. I'm dealing with a lot in life but I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it or not. Glad to know I'm not alone though.

Posted by Optional on 05/12/2014 at 07:01

Hi I'm a 21 year old female! I don't wet the bed every day but every few years....! What is up with that I'd go to sleep and all of a sudden I would dream I'm a wake in my own home in need to use the bathroom but then I'd wake up and yah ! And it only happens every few years what is the deal I thought it had stoped

Posted by Optional on 30/11/2014 at 03:29

I have had this probleme from a while now (5-13 and problably more years to come). It started when I was around 5 and it hasn't gone away, I've had tried everything; pills, alarms, setting alarms, wet alarms, reducing drinking, doctors appoiment, chyropracters and everything and nothing has worked. I now hate sleeping because everyday I wake up wet or in the middle of the night. My parents, family and doctors all say it will go away on its own but they've been saying that since a young age and I'm starting to give up. No parent or doctor will ever know the embarrassment I have to go through. Doctors tell me to where dipears but they are uncomfterble and none fit well, now I hate sleeping and also can't sleep. I feel like no one understands. I'm starting to thing it has something to do with muscle function, blater containment, spinal problemes or something that I can't control because nothing has worked.

Posted by still wetting on 27/10/2014 at 07:29

I have been bedwetting since I was 11 years old and had tried about everything. After nothing else seemed to work my mom bought me diapers the were made for special needs kids. It took me quite a while to get used to wearing them, but it was alot better than waking up to a wet bed. My mom did not make this a punishment, but a solution. It still might take a bit but i am down to maybe a accident twice a week now instead of the nightly accidents i used to have

Posted by ashantai on 25/10/2014 at 07:27

Ive tried everything they even gave me ethipramine tablets but it never helped

Posted by Optional on 24/10/2014 at 02:34

I have had bedwetting problems since I was 11, after checkups, doctors and tests it seems something I just had problems with. After trying a number of pads, underwear and finally went back to diapers. They work the best for me and no one other than my mom knows about it. I did resist the diapers at first but with the goodnights leaking pretty often, my mom came to me and said we need to look at something with more protection. She told me she had bought a package of diapers for me, I about freaked out and she made a deal with me. I was going to try these, on package and see how it was. So here I was 12 years old and back in a diaper for the first time since I was little. Thing was it really wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be and I slept a lot better. Over time it just became my usual night time wear, and since it was just my mom and me no big deal.

Posted by Tarique on 23/10/2014 at 06:14

Hello, we recently started a company to help with bed wetting. It's a self absorbing bedding top that is held down by Velcro. It is different than any of the other products. If anyone is interested ck out

Posted by Optional on 13/10/2014 at 11:32

I am 15 years old and have wet the bed my whole life. I was potty trained at age 1. But still wet the bed. My mom has bought me diapers, controlled what I drink at night, has set hourly alarms to wake me up but the problem continues. I cry a lot because this situation is really stressful and embarrassing. To top it off my younger sister (14) makes fun of me and tries to use it against me to get what she wants by threatening me into thinking she is going to tell everyone about my "problem".. what can I do. I sometimes stay up really late and other times u don't even sleep because I don't want to wet the bed. This has caused me problems in school and I have really big dark circles under my eyes I look like a zombie. I know this is a really embarrassing topic for me to talk about but I need help.

Posted by Optional on 12/10/2014 at 12:24

It actually sounds helpful and I am going to try it.

Posted by Joy Eb on 10/10/2014 at 09:23

I Have Been Wetting The Bed For Over 16 Years(been Counting),over Time I Have Decided To Give Up And Wait To See If Time Will Give Me A Chance To Heal,as Am About To Sleep Now I Don't Know Whether Am Going To Wet The Bed Or Not,it Really Hurts But I Have Nothing To Do!!

Posted by Aelly on 08/10/2014 at 02:10

I've recently started to wet the bed but I never did as a child. I don't really understand why my habits before bed haven't changed or anything. It started about 2 months ago and has gotten worse I now wet the bed at least 2 nights a week :(

Posted by Nirvan on 19/09/2014 at 08:55

Hi. im 14 and i still pee in the bed. I've had this problem sknce i was 7 years old, and after 7 long years i still cant get rid of it. im often stressed because my grandparents think im being lazy, but its really not the case. i go to the bathroom atleast twice before bed and still wake up wet. i cry myself back to sleep because its been 7 years and urination is still got a hold on me. i cry because i already have no friends, im basically a loner and the time i spent with myself is love and hate, i hate myself for peeing. ive been dry for many times before and it always comes in the same cycle. i really wanna commit suicide. it really hurts me this much..

Posted by Optional on 15/09/2014 at 04:21

Hello, I'm 17 and have had bed wetting my entire life. It usually occurs at least 3-5 nights a week, sometimes more. I've used wetting alarms, DDAVP, oxybutinin, take in no caffeine and limited citrus products/carbonation. I also watch how much I drink at all times, espicially late at night and get cotton mouth all the time as a side effect. I've seen my ureologist for 2 years now and he seems to think there's no pysical issue. When I was 15 I had an ultrasound of my bladder, reproductive parts, liver, kidneys, pancreas, and abdominal aorta done and the results came back normal. I've also tried waking up and going to the restroom and that only helps every now and then. I cannot figure out why I'm wetting and it's really embarrassing and annoying. No medications are helping and I would like to know if anyone else had had this problem? Is there any other possible solutions?

Posted by Optional on 03/09/2014 at 02:11

I used to wet the bed as a kid but stopped. I cut way back on liquids but still have a small bladder. A few years ago I started getting kidney stones which were very painful and after surgery and passing several stones within a few years my urologist said I have to drink a lot more water to prevent stones from forming and keep my kidneys flushed. I started sleep wetting again on a regular basis and my uroligist finds no physical problem other than I may be having to urinate more often because I'm now drinking what I should be. Alarms to wake me have not helped and the only thing I have been able to do is wear reusable protection to bed every night. It's embaressing but I live alone, no one has to know and no way am I going to cut back on my liquids again and risk more kidney stones. I guess at this point diapers are the lesser of the two evils.

Posted by Optional on 16/08/2014 at 07:25

I wet the bed a lot. I have a genetic disorder with my bladder and I get it from my mom, but she told me that it stopped when she was 12, why hasn't it stopped for me yet?

Posted by Optional on 07/07/2014 at 09:32

I was potty trained by 2 and I had usual accidents when I was little. It decreased in jr high and high school but it still occurred. I just graduated and It seems to have gotten worse this summer like an everyday thing. I'm scared to have friends sleep over and vice versa. I'm tired of having to wash every day. I'm 18 I should've got over this years ago , why do I still pee in bed

Posted by jim on 05/07/2014 at 10:07

I have recently begun to experience bed wetting incidents. I think it is because I am so deeply asleep that I am completely unaware of the passing until some time after it has happened, essentially it is warm and not noticeable at first then cools. I drink quite a bit at night but only in terms of units rather than quantities I drink red wine usually about a half litre and a small quantity of spirits.The problem is spasmodic and I begin to wonder if particular additives or components of red wine are a factor. I remembered the other day the French for Dandelion is Pis en Lit!

Posted by Optional on 21/06/2014 at 08:27

I have had this problem seens i was a toddler and now that i am an adult i dont now what can i do to be done with wetting the bed a night can you help me with my problem please

Posted by Joseph on 21/06/2014 at 07:07

I was potty trained by 2, but i have had accidents throughout the years, besides last night, the last time i had an accident in the night was when I was 8. Last night, I was so focused on the dream I was having, I didn't realize I had to pee until I was wet and warm. This shouldn't be a problem for me, I know the sensation of having to pee in the night and have woken up countless times to go to the restroom, so I really don't understand why this is an issue and it makes me scared and confused, and makes me ask myself questions like, how in the world am I gonna tell my mom I need my entire bedspread as well as the mattress washed and sanitized? And how is she gonna react to the fact that her 15 year old son pissed himself while dreaming?!

Posted by Optional on 15/06/2014 at 06:59

I don't know what to do with my bed wetting problems. It's really bothering me I was trying many things but nothing seems helping me. I am really looking for a big help about this situation

Posted by Optional on 13/06/2014 at 06:27

i am 20 years old i am lactose intolerent and i have had bladder problems and bowel problems my whole life i also get stomach cramps really bad i refuse to take pills or vaccines i always try to go the washroom and go to the toliet but sometimes i still have accidents so i bought some goodnites,underjams,tena,depend im not embarrassed about it at all but washable diapers are better for the environment

Posted by Optional on 12/06/2014 at 10:45

My son has a problem of bed wetting. I eally needs to him as this really embarrases him.He desparately needs help as this affects him and feels to be alone in this problem.

Posted by Optional on 01/06/2014 at 03:06

I'm a 21 year old female . I' was completely potty trained at one then relapsed at 3 . I don't know why . Neither does my mother or primary care physician . So they sent me to a urologist to see why or what can be done to stop this . I've seriously been on EVERY medicine ( which is to strong for my body , it caused me to hallucinate when I was 5 and I've tried it again in the middle of last year and I still hallucinated on it ) I've tried alarms and having my mother wake me up frequently , and pampers but it's so much urine I go through it . And this is me putting three on . I've been to the psychologist and they said that I was molested and that they could play a part in it . But I don't remember it . I know I've always been promiscuous , since elementary but I don't remember it . I'm pregnant with my first child and I'm nervous because my bed wetting might affect my son . I wash clothes almost every night . I remember 3 years ago my boyfriend moved in with me then it completely stopped . I was shocked because I never went a couple days without wetting the bed . It's actually kind of funny that my boyfriend has the same problem except his stopped before we got together and it only happens when he consumes a lot of alcohol ! So he accepts that I have the bladder problem very supportive , it just sucks having it because I'm 21 . I want to have fun , friends over and drink and party but I don't get to have that experience .

Posted by Optional on 28/05/2014 at 06:53

Hi I'm 36 male and do wet the bed a lot I do however drink beer a lot but my wife gets so mad at me what can I do

Posted by Optional on 20/04/2014 at 09:04

I started having regular accidents at work 3 years ago,so I I made an appointment to see my doctor who reffered me to a urologist who did some tests to find the cause of my incontinence,she couldent find anything wrong with me physically speaking, so deffered my request to get nappies for free on the Nhs,since then my problems have got so bad that I have had to resort to buying them online which has cost me a fortune as they are expensive,Iam not a adbl or have a fettish for nappies but i feel more comfortable & secured knowing i am wearing nappies even at work, Iam not ashamed to wear nappies/diapers 24/7 as they are prevent me from having embarrasing accidents,I was pottytrained as a todler when I was 2/3 years old but have had no choice to return to wearing nappies as a adult.

Posted by Suzanne on 28/03/2014 at 11:21

What can i do to stop wetting my bed,its been 33yrs. i live with a man ur sleep whole night with a man. My bedroom is always smelly and am ashamed to even tell my doctor. Help me please!

Posted by Optional on 22/02/2014 at 05:36

This has burdened me deeply. I'm 24 and have been wetting the bed my whole life. i believe deep down this has caused me to isolate and avoid situations my whole life. naturally today this behavipr hasaffected my whole life. I'm depressed. I'm alone. I have such a negative look on life and other people. I'm unhappy. I have little confidence i feel mentally retarded sometimes. the shit i type into google i can't even believe. this is not a normal way to live. Friends family and my now ex gf of 5 years look at me weird and have made fun of me for it. All i can say is people this is ruined my youth and is now killing what is suppost to be primetime, young adulthood. when/if i have kids one day it will be imperative to train them to not ever go through such an embarrassing life. i encourage you to do the same.

Posted by OhPitaaa on 28/12/2013 at 05:56

Im 17 & all my life ive been wetting the bed , at one stage in life I learned to nit drink after 8 pm. But when it's cold I cant find myself nit waking up dry . I've wet the bed 3 times at my bfs , and thanks to God he hasnt found out. This is really embarrassin , I need some type of pill of some kind to help me stop.

Posted by Optional on 05/09/2013 at 08:32

I am 27 and I have been unable to keep myself dry at night my whole life. Its VERY rare that I wake up dry. I have some bathroom accidents during the day, but not near as bad as at night. Most of them are because I always seem to think I can hold it longer than I actually can or I sometimes don't even realize how badly I have to go until its too late. Yesterday, I had an accident in the bathroom at Target because I waited too long and just barely made it in the door before I wet on the the floor. I feel crazy. I need help but I don't know where to turn.

Posted by firece gg on 20/08/2013 at 10:32

I am 15 yrs old and have been wetting my bed since i know myself i have tried not drinking any liquid after 6 but that never helps i need serious help because i don't want to have to wake ne xt to my husband at nights and see my bed wet

Posted by Dubber on 08/08/2013 at 11:35

I am having, perhaps minor at this moment, bed wetting probelems. I have chosen to wear cloth diapers and plastic pants. I am debating whether to use plastic or rubber bed sheets. Equally as I also seem to have post voiding dribble, I am considering wearing my diapers all the time. Am I over reacting.

Posted by Optional on 05/07/2013 at 05:46

I could never achieve nitetime total dryness for more than 6 month. Every few months I wake up wet, and it restarts like during my adolescence (I was an every-nite-enuretic until 14). The best solution working for me is to turn back to PU pants and contour diaps Plus ALARM: after not more than 2-3 buzzing nites I get back to nite time continence. When I married (age 27) I wetted several times per month, This was especially embarrassing when going to vacations at my parents in law's place, Or when my kids noticed that their dad could not outgrow enuresis. Difficult indeed to keep it secret! somebody will allways discover when you dont expect it , that - your bedroom is smelly this particular morning or - a used diap in the garbidge trunk (even wrapped in plastic bag) or -your pair of plastic pants that once out of a thousand times you forgot in the bathroom!

Posted by hailee on 30/06/2013 at 12:28

I started wetting the bed last year when i was 14due to a severe weaking of my bladder muscles.i was imediately put into cloth diapers and rubber pants with out a choice and have been wearing them ever since.the diapers are regular baby diapers and pinned on me with diaper pins and the rubber pants are adult size and i dont like wearing them,let alone having mom put them on me at bedtime.

Posted by Anonymous on 18/06/2013 at 08:31

Not been a constant bed wetter at present but it has happened at least every couple of months for my whole life; apart from it was every day until I was about 7. I'm not sure if my problem is psychological or a bladder problem, my suspicion is the latter

Posted by Youngman on 26/05/2013 at 04:32

I am 58 years old and have wet the bed all my life.I also wet my pants during the day.I wet myself about once an hour and don't feel anything until my pants are wet.Sometimes I wear diapers sometimes not.Even wearing diapers,if I cannot change them the third time I wet they start filling up and leaking into my pants.I have to wear diapers at night because I usually wet the bed 5 or 6 times a night.During the daytime I just usually wet my pants.I have tried diapers,catheters,nothing really works well,I still end up with wet pants.

Posted by Optional on 25/04/2013 at 12:02

my teen has been wetting the bed since he was 4 years of age and i have been back and foewards to the doctors and i have not gotten any help with his problem any whats so ever it has gotten to the pointe where i can no longer deal with it sometimes i cry and then other times i just want him to hurry up and move away can some body please help me before i end up in the nut house

Posted by Optional on 03/03/2013 at 02:26

i wet bed after alchohol i only drink once a week so havent got drink problem any remedies for me

Posted by Sarah on 04/02/2013 at 05:06

I've wet the bed all my life; I can't ever remember waking up dry. Until I was 15, my mum always kept me in nappies, but then she decided that wearing a nappy was the cause of the problem because she thought that I was wetting because my brain knew it was alright because I had a nappy on. But it didn't make any difference; I kept on wetting night after night, and after three years I was put back in nappies. I gave up worrying about it then, and I have slept in a nappy ever since. Sometimes I wet my knickers in the daytime too. I can't help it. I sometimes wear a nappy in the daytime if I am going on a long journey or I am visiting a strange place just in case I can't find a toilet. My husband supports me and he doesn't care that I have to wear nappies and wet my knickers. I don't think I'll ever stop wetting, but I don't mind. There are a lot worse things in life than wetting yourself.

Posted by Optional on 17/01/2013 at 12:24

This is embarrassing at 3:30 I awake up to dream of water fountains waking noticing I wet the bed even more embarrasing I peed on my wife!! She was bothered by it which made it worse, I cleaned the bed but it wasn't a lot of it on the bed it was more on my Jock area and her leg I'm trippin balls excuse my language but I started thinking how could of this happened, what caused this and I have been taking pain medication and inflammatory pills for my back injury before bed could that of been the cause? What can I do? Is this normal should I be of concern?

Posted by Karen on 15/01/2013 at 05:16

I have wet the bed all my life, tried many things nothing helps so I live with it. I wear protective underware day and night because sometimes i wet my pants it just hits and i know i have to wet so i do.

Posted by Optional on 06/01/2013 at 07:51

I'm 17 years old male. When I was very young (about 3-4) I was wetting bed at night. Than it stoped. But when I was 14 and puberty started my wetting came back. Unfortunately one year ago I had few accident with wetting during day. Since this I have had to wear diaper not only in bed but whole day. I don't know what to do cause it's embarrasing. I have to change my diaper at school toilet. And it's not joke.

Posted by Optional on 29/12/2012 at 04:14

Wetting the bed is not the worst thing in the world.I wet my pants at school some time ago you get a lot of 'flack' for a time and then everyone forgets.For some reason I still have my once wet pants.I think it is to remind me.Just 'one of those things' :)

Posted by Optional on 29/12/2012 at 03:16

I know that some people like wetting the bed.Not me,but every now and then I wake up wet or wetting.I don't want to always be in 'pants'[Dri Nights].I just never know when I will wet the bed.I don't know if it is the dream of going to the toilet or wetting the bed that causes the dream.

Posted by Tee on 09/12/2012 at 07:50

Hi, I'm 18 years olds and I found out I wet the bed. The problem is it is not a constant thing I'd say I wet the.

Posted by Optional on 11/09/2012 at 06:22

been a bedwetter my whole lifebeen to countless dr's all say different i've given up and just except the fact that i have to use diapers & plastic pants

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Posted by Optional on 06/08/2012 at 11:35

i dont drin water before bed it helps i didnt pee for a week bt when i did drink water right before i wet the bed dont drink water before 6:00pm or 6:30 it helps alot and i quit for 3 weeks iam on my 4th week

Posted by Optional on 13/07/2012 at 11:01

Im 15 and a female last night I peed in my bed.... in my dream I had to pee really badly so I went to the bathroom the instant moment I was peeing I woke up and realized I was... I thought their was something wrong with me but I guess its normal.

Posted by Optional on 07/07/2012 at 10:31

Started wetting the bed about 8 or 9 months ago. Needing 2 pee doest wake her up.....

Posted by Optional on 22/06/2012 at 12:04

i wet bed since i been known myself eachtime i go to sleep ihave a dream that i'm outside but when wakeup my bed is very wet i some time sat and crazy why me i'm very shame to consult a doc

Posted by Brandi on 31/05/2012 at 06:16

I really don't know what to say but I still wet the bed at night....since I've was born :-( I really need some help on where to go. I tried the dr but he didn't help at all which makes me mad!!!

Posted by Eddie on 08/05/2012 at 03:43

I am 67 years old now, and I have always had nocturnal enuresis, to give it a name or bed wetter, I have been married now for 48 years and my wife helps me purchase my plastic pants which I wear over my Euron nappy pad every night, I am being supplied with the pads by my district nurse who works through the NHS continence service, I have regular urine flow tests and bladder scans, and they also up date me if another nappy pad becomes available, but when we go into hospital, they wont let us wear our own pads or pants, my wife as told them she will replace my pants every day and bring my pads as well, but they say we have our own pads and dont allow plastic pants because they dont have cleaning facilities for the pants, so I have spent many a worried night wearing unfamiliar pads and no pants, the result being a wet bed and complete embarrassment all round, I know the mattresses are cover in a thick PVC, but they still need cleaning if they get wet, I wish this issue could be cleared up to save blushes all round. Thank You.

Posted by Optional on 07/05/2012 at 10:57

You may find this silly but with me being male I would be much more confident if a female doctor was to reassure and explain that it is common and that theirs nothing to worry about. Where as if I was to find the courage to visit a doctor, a woman would make me feel shy and uncomfortable.

Posted by Optional on 12/03/2012 at 01:19

I find myself wetting the bed after nights out. Its so embarrassing especially when Im staying at my boyfriends house or my friends house. Im 19, this shouldnt be happening me :(

Posted by Optional on 08/03/2012 at 11:41

I have been wettting the bed since i was young, dont rem when it started but still happening.

Posted by abc on 29/02/2012 at 05:37

Ive done it all my life doctors say nothing is wrong with me I'm 13 I don't no y I do it. I just do I read articles saying oh its a. Small bladder or its because u think negative or something like that I did not no so many people did it I feel kind of fit if u no wat I mean my parents made me feel ashamed of it like I was the odd man out I hope these comments make u guys feel better it sure helps me knowing I ain't the only one doing these things

Posted by Optional on 22/12/2011 at 09:31

I dream im in the restroom then i wake up and im wet

Posted by Optional on 05/12/2011 at 05:01

I have only wet the bed in my teenage/adult life twice and both times it was at university and i had cystitis. is there any way i can stop this being a hugely embarrassing symptom?!

Posted by Nick on 09/11/2011 at 12:52

Wetting the bed is not a 'fault' issue.It might be a dream or just out of nowhere you wake up 'wet'.Just don't blame youself.Strage as it seems,feeling guilty about it causes it because it haunts your dreams.I wet every now and then but if I let it bother me I wet more :))

Posted by Optional on 08/11/2011 at 08:36

Iv wet the bed twice now an im so embarresed, i havnt even told my husband. Its happened twice in the last 6 months but i never had this pronlem b4. Its weird cuz on both occ i was dreamin of wetin the bed an i did which is what woke me up. I wish this didnt happen - i dont want ot 2 happen again. I do hav a cider sumtimes b4 i go sleep an im startin 2 think that mite b the cause after readin all the comments. Every1s comments hav been realy help ful. Thanx im not alone

Posted by Nick on 07/11/2011 at 08:04

I wet the bed about twice a week.I just can't help it,it is nothing psychological.I think it is dreaming/sleeping too hard,I commonly dream of going to the toilet and then it just happens in bed.

Posted by Optional on 06/09/2011 at 01:06

I'm 17 an ever since I can remember I've had this problem, I've never been to the doctor even though my mum and dad a pressuring me to do sO I can't help this problem and when try try bring the subject up I change it immidietly. It's only my family who knows about my problem. When I was youner an went to sleepiness I never slept due to fright of bed wetting. How do I tell my mum and dad it's not laziness it's a problem I don't no how to solve. They hour and scream at me like I have done something wrong I would love t

Posted by medical on 22/06/2011 at 03:10

why do i wet the bed my mom and Doctor says it "medical"

Posted by ashley on 20/06/2011 at 03:44

i don't know what to do because i have had problems with bedwetting and i have had accidents on my mattress where i would have to throw my mattress away. i have had phrases where i went a week without wetting the bed and it's still happening frequently. I NEED HELP!!!!!!

Posted by Optional on 21/05/2011 at 07:06

Please i really need your weting my bed and to worsen it i do unirate often in day time.but anytime i feel like unirating.i ll hold it till it wet my pant,during d nite i wet bed.please i nid counseling.

Posted by Jacci on 24/04/2011 at 04:24

I coulnt find what I was looking for answers to. I have a 21 year old boyfriend who over the last two weeks has begun to urinate in the bed at might without realizing it. He doesn't have any frequent urination problem during the day I scared that sethimg bad is happening and he refuses to go to the dr.

Posted by Optional on 19/02/2011 at 02:15

I'm seventeen years old, and I started wetting the bed when I was about 7 or 8. We went to the doctor, and I was prescribed some pills, which worked for a few months then stopped. I was then given an alarm that I wore at night, which was awful. I stopped for about two years until I was 10-11, then it re-started and I haven't stopped since. I wear Depends now, and I'm so used to it. It's holding me back from living my life, and it's caused me so much mental anguish. There are only about four people that know about it. I can't even tell my best friend because I'm disgusted with myself.

Posted by Optional on 12/02/2011 at 03:08

Ive wet the bed since i was 4, i think, and am now 17. I go throught phases of not wetting for a week or so, then i will wet for a week or two every night, without fail. I usually fina that i wet most ofter, just before, during and just after my period most. Is this uncommon? And do you know a reason maybe why this is happening? Any help would be amazing!

Posted by HNF on 24/01/2011 at 08:56

I have been wetting the bed all my life. I've tried pills, the alarm thing and those pullups, but nothing seems to work. The doctor told me there was a kind of surgery I could get, but my mom declined cuz he also said it would stop when I hit puberty. Unfortunately, I got my period in July of 2010 and I had it for about a week, then it stopped and I was expecting another in august but I never got my period again. My dad recently bought me another alarm to try. The first day, I didn't wet the bed, the second it was only a little, and now it's back to normal. I still wet the bed at 13 years old and I would love any help anyone would be willing to give me.

Posted by Optional on 25/12/2010 at 08:03

I am a 15 year old girl and I started wetting my bed almost every night. I've been wetting my bed for as long as i can remember and then when I was 12-13 I finally stopped. Then all of a sudden, about a month ago I started again. The only new thing that has happened is me joining track and my mom blames that. My parents always ask why I do it but I just dont know!!! Why did I start again?? Before it only happened once every like 5 months now its a few times a week. PLease help.

Posted by bedwetersteve on 14/12/2010 at 12:31

been a bedwetter my whole life tryed meds nasal spray head docs nothing works im just accepting it now and wear diapers everynite it better then waking up soaked and smelly

Posted by Kim on 11/12/2010 at 02:30

My parents seem to think I'm not even trying now. My dad asks me why I didn't wake up, when that's the cause of the bed wetting to start with. I've been dealing with this my entire life, I've missed trips and sleepovers that I still hear about year later. I want to beat it SO badly. But after 14 years, I'm starting to wonder if it's even possible...

Posted by Nat on 29/11/2010 at 05:17

I can relate to SP, im 19 and started wetting again when I was 15ish. My dad just looks at me with disgust every time and insists that i could stop if i tried! I have to ware drynites although there a bit small, im made buy these myself, going into the shop is soooo embarrassing!

Posted by SP on 12/11/2010 at 02:39

Hello, I am an 18 year old female and I have wet the bed all my life. I refuse to disclose my name because, quite frankly, complete mortification is the last thing on my list. I suppose I would feel a little better about my situation if my father didn't treat me like complete shit about being a nasty bitch as he calls it. As if I loove pissing myself every single life. Look out world, I'm living the glamorous life. (sarcasm) I've cut myself off from sleepovers or any situation that permits me to sleep at someone else's house. I get humiliated enough from my own family. I don't need it from others. I've tried going to the doctors. I even asked my dad to take me back recently so I could get checked out but he insist that it's not my body, it's me. When I was little, the doctor told me not to drink anything after six. I got so desperate once that I didn't drink anything after four. I would go to bed with cotton mouth, thristy and frustrated. But, of course, like clockwork I woke up wet and disgusted with myself. I know that I can personally relate to every single person on here. Well, maybe not all. The mental stress you go through wondering why me. What did I ever do to deserve this? Hn, I must have been one sick little sadest in my past life and this is my punishment. Everything I try to do to help myself, my situation, doesn't work. I'm at the end of my rope, my wit's end, my ship is sinking. Please, for help I beg thee.

Posted by Eric on 23/10/2010 at 03:35

I have been weting the bed most of my life,my wife understands and assists me,I wear PVC pants and a nappy at nights, they work and keep me dry at nights,we hide the pants and nappies when on holiday,so nobody knows about my problem,I dont suppose there is anything I can do about it now.

Posted by Melissa on 17/10/2010 at 05:44

I am 17 years old and I still wet my bed sometimes. I have always been a bedwetter and although it has slowed down, it still happens. I wet every night until I was 15. Now, I have my mattress protected in case I have an accident. I wear Depend Pull-ups when I have a "series" of accidents I which still happens. I am a deep sleeper and also have a weak bladder. There have been n few occasions where I have accidentally peed in my pants during the day too. Now that is embarrassing!

Posted by ALE on 12/08/2010 at 06:57

I have wet the bed my whole life. I leak ever day just doing normal things like walking and sitting and standing. Do not get me started on laughing, coughing or sneezing. It is so embarrassing because I am 19. I just want a normal life. I had Kideny reflux when I was 2 until I was 13 then I was diagnosed with a Neurogenic Bladder. Last Christmas the doctor suggested a InterStim procedure. it worked up until about a month or so ago then it went crazy and I can't stop wetting the bed period. I am so tired of this and just want it all to stop!

Posted by Annie on 12/08/2010 at 07:59

I had started wetting the bed at 13 and I still do almost every night I've tried different strstegiies to stop but I kep doing it, is so hard i went to my dr he didn't do much besides tell me I could have a infection there which would need to be scanned to check x I think I had started because of my abusive parents and stressful school so I try to relax myself so I wet the bed still on a regular basis dr told my parents there making me where pull ups and i really don't want to wet the bed agen at my m8s sleep over x

Posted by Optional on 01/06/2010 at 11:36

For the past few months, I've noticed yellow stains on my mattress. I was hoping it was a mixture of my sweat and the stain from my mattress, but I think that's just hopefull thinking. I'm obviously wetting the bed. What can I do?

Posted by Optional on 12/05/2010 at 04:16

I began wetting the bed several weeks ago. I assumed it was due to the stress of losing my job and the emotional guilt I felt at the additional pressures I had forced in my family household. I secured a new job yesterday but wet the bed during the night. I don't have a solution. It is very distressing. I will possibly resort to buying protective underwear or some other product until this resolves itself. I am not sure what I can do to resolve it myself.

Posted by AKL on 11/05/2010 at 01:23

I've started wetting the bed just last year, and it's been going on and on since. It's really starting to wear away at me, and I just want a way to deal with it so I don't have to stress over it anymore. Maybe a little early to be resigned to it, but I don't really have the energy to spare to stress over it. I've started just wearing diapers to bed. It's an embarrassing solution, but for now it's letting me sleep easier, and they're honestly starting to get comfortable as I get used to them.

Posted by Optional on 07/05/2010 at 12:48

Ive wet the bed for ever it hurts me because i dont know what to do anymore. i have a girlfriend and she knows but doesnt care about it and trys to help the best she can. ive been doing a lil better at night but still i wet in the day at times.

Posted by kj on 30/04/2010 at 03:25

i am 23 and still wet the bed sometimes. i even wet my husband, please i need help i don't know what to do!

Posted by Janet on 04/04/2010 at 04:30

i've had a plastic sheet on my bed for 10 years. i'm so frustrated with wetting the bed. my mom and doctor keep saying i'll grow out of it, but honestly, it doesn't feel that way. over the years the number of times i've wet the bed have decreased though. my doctor gave me this pill called DDAVP, and i only use it on nights where i'm not in my own bed. you can use it every night too (i choose not to). don't be afraid to tell people like your mom, dad, or a close friend. they can help you deal with it. also, don't be afraid to go to a doctor's because they should be able to help you. you never know until you try

Posted by ME on 09/03/2010 at 11:37

My brother and I have wet the bed since we were little. Its genetic, my father wet when he was young. My brother stopped when he turned about 13 well i am now 18 and I still wet the bed. Sometimes I have dry nights. Sometimes dry for a week straight then it will start again. Told it was from stress but even when i dont have anything to be stressed about. My boyfriend knows because i peed on him once. lol but he understood and supports me through it. My best friend also knows and she understands. Its really embarrassing but tell the person your always with like a boyfriend, girlfriend, or bestie, they understand. They find out eventuall anyways.I thought it would have stopped by now but I dont know what to think anymore. Im going to see my doctor to find out the cause and my options. Its work....and i wish hope for everyone with this problem.

Posted by Debz on 04/03/2010 at 01:12

Im 19 and ive wet the bed all my life, ive been to doctors, ive been to clinics and i still wet the bed, if im in someone else place i dont wet it but wen i get comfotable i start, its very anoyin cos ive tried everythign from alarms to tablets n it still happens, im 20 this year and am soo embaressed i jus ddont know wot to do!!

Posted by george on 31/01/2010 at 04:51

i am at my wits end i have started wetting the bed but its only when i have had a few beers that this happens it has only recently started a few months ago wondering if anyone may have the same prob, as i say its only after a few beers.and would appreciate your view on this.

Posted by joseph jesujoba on 19/01/2010 at 11:21

It is already a thing of shame. I will discover i found myself playinf in my sleep and just dashed to a nearby to urinate, half into it i will wake up.

Posted by Anonymous on 18/01/2010 at 07:36

Iam now 15 going on 16 and i have always wet the bed. I went to tge doctor because i jus couldnt cope anymore wuth the embaressment of having to tell my mumnit had happend and so the doctor gave me some tablets, desmopressin, to stop it from happerning. Within the 1st couple of months i wasnt bed wetting at all i was soo happy but a couple of weeks ago i wet the bed i took my tablet tgat night but it still happend. Please help???

Posted by Justin on 18/01/2010 at 11:10

Yes, I'm sixteen years old and i still freakin wet my freakin bed. I'm going crazy because it's so embarrassing. My parents found it out recently and my dad is killing me and telling me how disgusting it is. it's not my fault! i felt so alone but now through this site, not as much as before.

Posted by john on 06/01/2010 at 05:24

I feel very embarrassed about having to start to wear a nappy and a pair of incontinence pants for bed and have a rubber sheet under me for bed wetting. I live on my own andI feel worried about visiting members of my family seeing any of these things while they are hanging up while drying after washing but feel too embarrassed also to tell them that I have started to wet the bed,so I'm not sure how to approach this this situation.

Posted by Anonymous on 12/10/2009 at 04:29

yeah im 17 and i have never had a dry night in my life i now have a boyfriend and he wants me to sleep over at his house but im to embarrassed to tell him that i wet the bed. i used to wear pull ups until a few years ago and then i just stopped wearing them because thats even more embarrassing. what do i do?

Posted by Tye on 18/09/2009 at 03:37

I am 21 and I used to wet the bed every night up until I was 16. When I was 11 I found out that I only have 1 kidney and it needed to be operated on. After hitting 16 it became less frequent, after I hit 19 I stopped wetting before I started my period every month and I find that I do not wet when someone is sleeping next to me. Unfortunately this problem has come back and I don't know what to do about it. It only seems to happen on the nights that my fiance and I have sex. I don't know why this is happening, but I want it to stop.

Posted by CM on 16/09/2009 at 09:12

i am 23 years old. I have been wetting the bed since I was a child. No one in my entire family has tis problem. I am scared to go to the doctors. I don't even feel it when it happenes. I am unable to wake up. Is there anything that can help this problem.

Posted by Anonymous on 16/09/2009 at 10:56

I have been wetting my bed for the last 15 years, ever since my wife passed. I feel this website has helped greatly and has minimised my early morning accidents. Thank-you

Posted by shell on 19/07/2009 at 04:08

have been wetting myself and the bed for years after giving birth to my daughter . i now control this by wearing a nappy . not very nice but atleast iam dry . my husband is very supportive . so dont wait use prottection and save on getting embaressed .

Posted by peanut butter on 18/07/2009 at 05:46

i have started to wet the bed at night i don't know why though i just started wetting the bed but this has never happened before why?

Posted by green on 05/05/2009 at 11:11

on odd occasions i wet the bed,usually i have either beendreaming about urinating or i have been in a very deep sleep and the wet bed wakes me. I dont drink at night, but i do drink tea and coffee in the daytime. I alstake medicartion for angina

Posted by Anonymous on 13/04/2009 at 12:35

I have been bed wetting since I was a child. I thought it would stop as got older but it is now worse than ever. I am bed wetting on a nightly basis(every night)it is getting very bad. I even get up at least twice in the night desperate for the loo and can still wake up wet in the morning. It is now driving me mad, I just want to go to sleep and wake up nice and dry. I dont get into deep sleeps never have really, so I dont know why this happens every night?? Can anyone help me?

Posted by Anonymous on 24/03/2009 at 03:54

I havent "wet the bed" since i was very young, but a couple months ago it happened, i woke up right after, terrified and washed everything before anyone woke up. Now i fear it will happen again, and i have the strong urge to urinate every time a lay down to sleep even if i use the restroom right before

Posted by Anonymous on 22/03/2009 at 02:16

My roommate has wet our futon twice in the last week. We have no idea why she does this and she doesn't own up to it, even though there are even still yellow stains on the futon. She finally washed the sheets after asking her to. What can I do to solve this problem? How do you confront it or what precautions do you take to prevent it or keep it sanitary?

Posted by rose on 07/03/2009 at 07:24

i am 34 and in this last mounth i have started wetting bed i dont know what to do