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Bed-wetting in teenagers and adults: causes

Adults who wet the bed at night often have problems in the daytime as well, such as having to rush to the lavatory (urgency). It is not really known why this occurs. It may be a mixture of reasons. If you have always suffered from bed-wetting, you may:

  • lack the necessary muscle and nerve control
  • produce a lot of urine at night

If you have only recently started to wet the bed, it could be caused by:

  • urine infection
  • alcohol, coffee or diuretic medicines
  • sleeping tablets
  • diabetes
  • stress and anxiety
  • other conditions

Lack of necessary muscle and nerve control. Your bladder may not have developed the necessary nerve and muscle control, so the bladder muscle contracts and empties the bladder when it is only half full of urine. If you are a teenager, your bladder may soon learn – it is just being a bit slow.

Producing a lot of urine at night. You may be producing a lot of urine, because the mechanisms that reduce urine production at night have not developed. Again, if you are a teenager, the problem may resolve itself in time.
 
Urine infection. A urine infection can irritate the bladder, and make it more difficult to hold urine.
 
Alcohol, coffee or diuretic medicines. Diuretics are medications that are used to treat high blood pressure and some heart problems. They encourage the kidney to make more urine. It is best not to take a diuretic at bedtime, because you will need to pass urine in the night and, if your bladder control is poor, this could cause bed-wetting. Alcohol and coffee have a similar effect, so avoid them within 3 hours of bedtime.
 
Sleeping tablets can make you sleep so soundly that you do not wake up when your bladder is full. If you take sleeping tablets, discuss with your doctor whether you really need them, or try reducing the dose.
 
Diabetes is a disease in which the blood sugar is too high. The kidneys try to lower the sugar by making lots of sugary urine, so you pass more urine in the day and during the night (you are also thirsty). If your bladder control is poor, this could cause bed-wetting. The problem goes away when the diabetes is treated.
 
Stress and anxiety can cause bed-wetting.
 
Other conditions, such as expansion of the prostate gland, neurological problems and sleep apnoea can result in bed-wetting.
 
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: Friday, December 30th 2011

 


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Posted by Optional on 27/07/2015 at 09:53

I woke up this morning with a huuuuge wet patch under me. I've never.. ever done this before apart from like 13 years ago I where I just got lazy but that last night has really worried me

Posted by Optional on 26/07/2015 at 04:36

Hi I am 24 and m wetting my bed since my birth. And nw its getting a problem for me coz m getting married. Please help me as my mom is alwz in tension regarding this problem. Please help..

Posted by Lil on 15/07/2015 at 03:48

I am 16 going onto 17 and it still happens to me. I've wet the bed for as long as I can remember and I'm always so ashamed because of it. When I was little it would happen almost every day and it was annoying. Now it happens once every 2 month or every couple weeks.. It's the most frustrating thing ever. We were vacationing at my moms family members house for a month and there are 3 days left and it happened again DAMMIT. My mom got mad at me but I can't control it, I just wake up and feel wet and that's the only thing that happens, no dreams. The funny part is before I went to bed last night I thought "wow I haven't wet the bed all month" and it happened. It's very frustrating and embarrassing and I don't know what to do. I always figured it'll go away over time but it comes back every couple months or so. I've tried the alarm method but it didn't work. And I think people should be able to drink as much water as they want without wetting themselves.. There needs to be an actual cure. I feel like it might be a mental thing for me since this isn't the first time I thought about it and it came back.

Posted by JHAYQURB on 04/07/2015 at 08:13

I occasionally experience bedwet which gives me a concern maybe am suffering from a spiritual attack which I later discover that It was as a result of diabetes and stress and to God be the glory my problem is solved because I believe It is

Posted by Optional on 02/07/2015 at 03:03

This is too embarrassing. I have gone for different test on diabetes, UTI.....but still the same. Any helpful tips cos I don't want my kids to grow up to know this!

Posted by Optional on 28/06/2015 at 04:44

Sometime last week, I took this gardasil vaccine and ever since then, I've been wetting the bed. My doctor also took blood from me and wanted to check my blood. Before she took my blood, she thought maybe I was diabetic. And I have NEVER wet the bed, EVER. Well, besides me being super young. But in my 20s?! Something is definitely going on with me.

Posted by Caitlyn on 22/06/2015 at 12:17

I have wet the bed my whole life and being 14 it doesn't seem that long, but I'm to the point where I'm going into high school and I can't even stay the night anywhere. I'll be ok, most of the time, at home. But I'll stay at my at best friends house and Bam! I'm just sick and tired of it. It's embarrassing and it's made me become more insecure and paranoid. I've seen a urologist maybe 3 times. I used the bed wetter alarm things, I've tried setting alarms and getting up in the middle of the night. I feel like I've tried everything and I- I'm so tired of it that I will start to cry when the subject comes up. I feel like I'm never going to find a solution.

Posted by Optional on 21/06/2015 at 01:32

I'm 15 years old and when I was little in elementary I could hold my pee so I would go on my self and it would be so embarrassing and especially when I have friends who remember it.so my Mom yolf .e when I was younger to the doctor and they said nothing was wring later growing up I found out I had a urinr infection and it was bad I still to this day pee on my self at night and I have to wear a pad in order not to pee on my self. I wear the pad everday I change it later on the day but I'm telling you its embarrassing

Posted by Optional on 20/06/2015 at 08:14

Hi Mainly when I wet the bed, I remember that I am using the toilet in my sleep when I am actually doing it on my bed. Is there any way I can stop this? I would appreciate any help you can give me Thank you

Posted by Kevin1975 on 16/06/2015 at 02:45

I wear adult nappies to bed, because of occassional wetting. It always seems to happen between 4 and 8am. I sometimes wake before this time and I'm still dry. Then when I wake up in the morning I'm wet. The doctor has prescribed detrusitol but they don't work. I sometimes have day accidents, which are usually after a bit of a pain in the lower abdomen. I have had scans, which has revealed my bladder empties before it fills. Being only 39 this problem is deeply embarrassing and has been going on for a year. My youngest child no longer requires a nappy at night and here I am a grown man who has to wear a nappy at night and sometimes during the day. I am still waiting to see a urologist and I feel so low I'm barely able to cope. I'm just so glad I have an understanding partner.

Posted by Vinny A on 16/06/2015 at 01:42

My wife says I'm a disgrace. I'm 29 years old and I can't handle my liquor without peeing the sheets. I wake up in the morning soaking wet. All I want to do is have a couple drinks and go to bed but a couple ends up being 20 and I end up pissing all over myself and my wife. She says I should be ashamed of myself but what can you do right? Anybody up for the jersey shore?

Posted by hans on 06/06/2015 at 04:24

I wet my self while sleeping and it only happens when I take a cup of water before sleeping

Posted by Pamptional on 05/06/2015 at 07:38

Haven't hab this very long. I do take ambien , drink wine and I take meds for high blood pressure. Last blood test indicated my kidneys are a little sluggish. I seem to be thirsty all the time. I drink water constantly. I drin one cup coffee and eat 1 piiece of toast. I have nausea every morning. I take meds, but doesn't help much.

Posted by Optional on 02/06/2015 at 06:00

i have experienced diapers when i was 9 and i hated them but as i got older it became an every other day wetting the bed it was emmbarrasing cause i couldnt go over people houses and sleep over but as i became 11 and a half i began to stop and i was very proud i did noticed that i was finshed wetting the bed that i havent peed in about 3 months already i am very happy and proud of myself and i hope this can help anybody out there who suffers from this problem

Posted by Optional on 01/06/2015 at 01:52

Reading these comments let me know that I am not as alone as I thought. I have been wetting the bed for years. I remember hoping that by the time I turned 18 I would stop, but I'm almost 23 and I still do it. I have extremely vivid dreams that I am in a bathroom where it's appropriate to urinate and always end up wetting myself . Its humiliating...my best friend and my ex found out when I accidentally peed while sleeping in the same bed as them . They were understanding, but now that me and my ex aren't together, I'm scared to admit my problem to anyone new. I'm going to be alone for the rest of my life. Its embarrassing to even think about wearing diapers to bed. I am so ashamed that am a grown ass woman still wetting the bed like a child! This has to stop! I am going to try to stop drinking 4 hours before bed, and setting alarms to wake up and use the bathroom.

Posted by Optional on 01/06/2015 at 02:09

I'm 34. This is affecting my relationships. We are in the bed at night I'm dreaming I'm in the bathroom or sum bathroom and urinate in my or there bed. It is embarrassing to wake them up and tell her I peed in their bed or peed on them.

Posted by Sive on 30/05/2015 at 05:28

I use to be a regular bed wetter. I would wet my bed more than once in a night, even if I asleep late,or I sleep during the day. I stopped wetting my bed everyday when I got to college, I guess I started to really figure out what I am going to do with my problem since I was now not living at home or I just out grown it. now it only happens maybe once or twice a year at times when I am most anxious like during exam time. The are many things that cause bedwetting but from my experience there is one that is likely to be common with everyone and that is "deep sleep". the key is to try and not get into a deep sleep, you can do that by not lying on your most comfortable position, positions like sleeping on your belly or using a very warm blanket...try this for one night and see,,if it is winter where you at replace your blanket with a lighter one, if it is summer use a sheet instead of a blanket or go extreme and not use a blanket at all if that is doable where you at.

Posted by Xyz999 on 28/05/2015 at 01:34

I am 33 this is happening to me from I was a teen it only happen in my sleep. When am dreaming that am some where urinating or in the bathroom what should I do to control this in my dream today I pee from last 10 years.

Posted by Optional on 27/05/2015 at 12:38

Well i wet the bed 1 or 2 times a night but have found safty in adult nappies it has stop me wetting the bed for a year and a half xx

Posted by Optional on 25/05/2015 at 08:11

Im 60 and wet the bed i am now diapered both at nite and daytime as i wet daytimes as well now its something i live with and accept

Posted by Josh on 25/05/2015 at 05:11

My son is 15 and he have been wetting the bed like 2-3 times in a month. I'm wondering if it's normal for teenagers and not permanent, or how long it will be. Josh

Posted by Cole on 22/05/2015 at 05:53

I'm 18 and I have been wetting the bed my entire life... I've seen a urologist and he prescribed me with a what he said is the only available medication for this. It turned out that I'm allergic to this medicine and it made me very sick. The doctor said that I could have a procedure done to check for any muscle or nerve damage, but it's very expensiv. I'm basically out of options according to him.

Posted by Mohamed on 22/05/2015 at 04:20

My son is 21 and is getting ready for college but wetting the bed. Please what advise or medication to use.

Posted by Optional on 20/05/2015 at 10:48

I have the same problem... I am so fed up with my shorts soaked and I hate this so much... Almost every night I wet my bed. Either I wake up peeing, about to or already did. It's terrible. I have to go to the bathroom a lot during the day @ school. But I don't drink a lot of water. In fact I drink water mostly straith after school... This has to stop! Help!

Posted by Optional on 08/05/2015 at 09:10

Woke up this morning soaked in pee cant believe it I've never wet the bed before iam so embarrassed I ave diabetes but ave never done this before iam so ashamed of myself plz help

Posted by Optional on 06/05/2015 at 05:20

I am 23 and I bed wet at least once a year. I don't know what's wrong with me. This is really embarrassing how do I tell my boyfriend that I bed wet. I don't know where to go for help and can it be cured. Someone please help me :(

Posted by Optional on 04/05/2015 at 12:48

I am 22 and bed-wetting has been an issue for me, just about my whole life. I don't know why it happens, but it happens at least once a week. I really am tired of this happening and want to fix this issue permanently. The feeling of waking up this way doesn't feel good and makes you feel like there's something wrong with you.

Posted by Optional on 02/05/2015 at 03:06

started wetting the bed about 6 months ago. At first, I thought it was just an accident or dreamed I was urinating. Then escalated to once a week. Now twice a week or so. Most of the time, I don't realize it happened until the alarm clock sounds.

Posted by Optional on 26/04/2015 at 07:17

I am 18 years old and I wet the bed. Not every night but at least a couple times a month. It's strange because this never happened to me when I was a child. I wasn't a bed wetter then, but now I am. It's so embarrassing because I live with my boyfriend and he had to find out the hard way. He says he doesn't care and that he loves me for me, but I still can't accept it. I just hate waking up in wet shorts and my sheets are wet and it just sucks. I have insomnia and take sleeping pills so maybe that's why? I don't know, but I understand all of you and I do hope it doesn't get in the way of your happiness!

Posted by Optional on 25/04/2015 at 07:12

I used to bedwet when Im dead drunk but for the past year I have been frequently bedwetting even if sober.I have a lot of stress and at times fatigue.Its so embarassing and its affecting ma marriage.The problem is that I have a dream as if i will be in the toilet but on few occassions I can feel that am asleep but cannot woke up

Posted by Nicola on 23/04/2015 at 12:07

Hello, I'm Nicola I'm 36 and I have always had bedwetting problems. When I was a child it happened every night then in my teens it got a bit better but it never stopped and I have never been dry for more than a couple of weeks but sometimes I wet every night for long periods of time. I probably wet about fifty percent of the time now on average but it is very erratic and I never know when it is going to happen so I always sleep in a nappy to be on the safe side. Lots of my family and relations have had the same problems some have stopped and some haven't. My dad used to wet the bed until he was a teenager and I know that my mum still wets her bed sometimes but not as often as me. I've seen many doctors and specialists and now the general concensus of opinion seems to be that it is something that I might never overcome especially as it seems to be a family trait. I've given up worrying about it now. There are worse things in life than having to sleep in a nappy and it no longer bothers me in the least. My partner helps me a lot and never criticises me because I have to wear nappies and says that she will not stop loving me because of that because she knows I can't help it.

Posted by Optional on 18/04/2015 at 09:48

i wet my bed this morning and found out that my room was cleaned by my maid :( the sheets are gone,my towel i use to cover it are gone and my wet pants are gone damn...

Posted by Optional on 15/04/2015 at 03:35

Idk y it happens and now my mom thinks something is rlwrong with me because my room smells lik epee and I can't tell her I pee the bed then she us gonna tell everyone so I cine up with some dumb ass lies

Posted by Optional on 12/04/2015 at 01:48

Does seeing the doctor help? I wet the bed until I was in my early teens then stopped for the longest time. I am now 26 and out of no where it seems to have started again. I have done it a few times in last couple of months in my sleep or I will wake up with no time left to make it to the bathroom and end up wetting myself. I have a newish boyfriend who I live with and have wet the bed with him in it. He has been nice for the most part but I am SO embarrassed and it is getting more frequent. Is this going to go away? And how on earth do I hide it from him.. I can't keep telling him, it is so humiliating.

Posted by dean on 10/04/2015 at 09:52

I have bean in nappys for 10 years arter started wetting the bed I feel at becus I am wereing nappy

Posted by Zippy on 10/04/2015 at 05:24

I've been bed wetting all my life but now its hard for me coz im married. He always abuse me when i bed wet

Posted by Optional on 07/04/2015 at 06:52

Am 23 years am wetting on the bed and am ashamed NOW, there is something wrong with me, I really need help

Posted by Optional on 24/03/2015 at 03:23

Most of the time avoid coffee tea....

Posted by Optional on 23/03/2015 at 01:37

I peed my bed:'( at my best friends house

Posted by Optional on 20/03/2015 at 10:53

I was in bed & i was asleep. I was dreaming that i was peeing then i woke up & realized i was actually urinating so i got up & ran to the bathroom to finish. I'm really confused because this has never happened before.

Posted by Optional on 14/03/2015 at 05:25

I've had this problem since I can remember it goes and comes a lot so I never know when to expect it. I'm getting married soon and my fiancé doesn't even kno I still wet the bed I'm scared to tell him and I'm scared of him finding out on his own im just sitting here hoping for the best I don't know what else I can do there's no way I'm telling him. When I stay up late it doesn't happen but I think I'm a really deep sleeper and can't feel it when I need to use the toilet. Does anyone have any advice

Posted by Optional on 04/03/2015 at 10:19

I'm 19 going on 20 in a two months. I just had to clean up what feels to be about a gallon's worth of water. I haven't peed in the bed since I was in primary school. I have to trash my mattress cover in a college campus praying nobody will notice.

Posted by Optional on 24/02/2015 at 05:39

I was a chronic bed wetter when i was young. I have just woken after having a dream where i was sitting on the loo peeing only i wasn't. I was in bed and peed the bed! I'm too old for this. Am under a lot of stress as a carer and during the day the urgency to get go the loo is increasing. Very distressing not to say embarrassing.

Posted by I need help... on 07/02/2015 at 02:26

It has happened since I was little, I was a premie, 1 pound 9 ounces,I'm 18 and it still happens, just like this morning! Its SUPER embarrassing and I have a boyfriend soon to be fiance, we have never slept together yet and I'm scared that when we do its going to happen..I told him about it not too long ago, he says he's fine with it and he'll help me out,but I'm still scared. I don't want this to ruin my relationship.. Or my life..

Posted by Why. on 31/01/2015 at 08:47

I'm in eighth grade and I just woke up to myself conceded in piss same with the blankets and the floor. Not only is the floor carpet but this is also a rental apartment. it was 3 when I woke up and it was because I was uncomfortable with my shirt and I realiaed the bottom back was soaking wet. Then I realized everything else. I'm having a sleep over with my twin sister and my best friend and I'm at my friends house. This could have been cause by stress and anxiet both of which I have and I was being made fun of over social media which could have put me over the edge and this situation will definitely add on to my stress and anxiety. Will I be peeing myself again because this wasn't a problem for me as a little kid i don't want it to be now I'm about to go into highschool help.

Posted by Optional on 27/01/2015 at 08:59

I am 53 and have been wetting the bed all my life, it has broken a romantic relationship and I do not sleep well when I am at a over night or even at my own place. I have never talked to anyone about it as it was never discussed when I was little. My sheets were never changed, each night I would put a dry blanket over the top of the sheet and switched out every other nite. Total embarrassing moments that I have not forgotten. It's funny though..if I drink till I pass out, which I do not anymore, I do not wet the bed...why is that?

Posted by bc on 27/01/2015 at 11:59

I just woke up soaked I think its alot of stress mixed with the coffee I had

Posted by Optional on 26/01/2015 at 10:07

I am turning 21 next month and still occssionally wetting the bed. I have always had this problem, ever since I was a child. I noticed that I usually wet the bed during my "time of the month", which is very unfortunate. I use a mattress protector. I have been scared to tell my boyfriend. We have been dating for almost a year and have been living with each other for about 5 months. Whenever i'd wet the bed, I would wake up and catch myself, so the accidents weren't too bad and I could cover it up and hide it from him. I would also wash the sheets while he was at work. last night I was forced to tell him because I had a huge accident and I did not wake up in time. He was very understanding, but I still felt so embarrassed. I hate that I wet the bed, and sometimes get really scared to even go to bed. Sometimes while I'm awake and using the bathroom, I get scared and question if I'm actually awake or not.. it gets really frustrating and depressing when I do it. Thanks for sharing all of your stories, they made me feel a lot better. Xo

Posted by Optional on 25/01/2015 at 08:35

I know this is not a 100 percent cure but i used to wet the bed from the age of 18 going down to when i was born. What i do is i stop drinking all liquids or eat anything 4-6 hours before i go to bed i only drink if i really have to and i haven't wet the bed 2 years running except once or twice. Hope this helps.

Posted by stephanie on 24/01/2015 at 11:07

Hey about a year ago I started wetting the bed again. It happens about once a week and it's mega EMBARRASING! I didn't tell my parents until about the 5th time and it took a while for me to finally tell my bestie. I've tried everything but I can't stop. I don't knowwhat caused this but it's very annoying. Last night I woke up wet and I spent the rest of the night crying because I had just turned 14 and I was still wetting the bed. I am desperate for some tips so please comment on my post.

Posted by Optional on 15/01/2015 at 02:57

i cant invite people over because i am to embarrassed and in June i am going on a class trip to new York i cant pee the bed in front of my peers

Posted by Donnie on 14/01/2015 at 05:46

It is very supportive to read all these posts and know how many other adults are dealing with incontinence. I've had trouble with occasional night wetting all my life. a few years ago i suffered a bad back injury, as well as increasing knee trouble. I also began more frequent & urgent need to urinate at night. After numerous 'incidents', wet sheets, etc, i decided i was going to wear protection at night. Always nervous of my wife's response, i finally discussed it with her. She was afraid regular use would lead to dependence. She was right, but i am now comfortably diapered every night and she has accepted it. Each night i lay out an Attends Overnight with an incontinence panty...or sometimes a Tranquility ATN, and when i feel like washing i'll use cloth pull-ons with inserts under a Sani-Pant. i've learned to rely on some day use now as well. Thanks to all who posted for sharing. Not so bad, once you get used to it. This can be hard on a spouse/partner. Don't be afraid to tell them and go ahead with it. I put it off too long. My wife resented it at first. It even came up when we argued sometimes. Since then she has relaxed about it more. During this time she has gained a large amount of weight, and is much heavier than ever before. i don't bother her about that given my situation. I know to leave well enough alone, just wondering if it is some kind of subconscious response on her part to my using diapers? if any of you have had a similar experience, i'd like to know. Thanks.

Posted by overnightdiapers on 13/01/2015 at 07:01

Hello, I started bedwetting again at the age of 16 after I suffered hearing loss. I had to take sleeping pills for insomnia and I became extremely depressed and stressed. I accidently wet the bed during that time and began wetting maybe 2-3 times a week at night since. I wear overnight diapers to sleep and still wake up with a wet diaper 2-3 times a week but never during the day. I feel comfortable going to sleep in overnight diapers, it gives me a sense of security and comfort. But I stil dont know why I pee in my sleep.

Posted by Optional on 11/01/2015 at 09:46

i have more of a comment than a question, ive been a bedwetter for as long as i can remember, since i was born i have been wearing nappies. I stoped when i turned 13 years old,it was so hard to adjust to not feel that sense os security at night. Since i stopped i have been wetting the bed and im turning 15 in a couple of months. I glad to say that im getting help with my bed wetting. So dont be ashamed,your not the only one. It can be treated, just believe in yourself and do what you gatta do

Posted by Optional on 10/01/2015 at 11:22

my bedwetting is a result of very vivid dreams that I am on the toilet. in the dream, i will even ask myself, IS THIS A DREAM,OR IS THIS REAL...and very often i still wet the bed. i find i have much more urine at night, even if i drink nothing after dinner. this is awful

Posted by Optional on 08/01/2015 at 06:20

I have not wet the bed since I was 5 years old or younger, so it has been a very long time. Last night, my wife and I fell asleep on the couch while watching a TV show. When we awoke to actually go to bed, I noticed I had peed all over myself completely involuntarily. This has never been a problem before, and to my knowledge I was not having any dreams that involved peeing. I had had one glass of alcohol not long before falling asleep, but I have done so in the past and had no issues. Moreover, I was not drunk in the slightest. I was slightly stressed about an exam but not any more stressed than I have been in the past. What other causes might there be? Thank you.

Posted by Optional on 08/01/2015 at 03:40

i have been wetting. the bed for almost 5 years what can i fii do to stop

Posted by Optional on 08/01/2015 at 01:16

I also had this problem till last year..my mom used to yell at me that I was just too lazy to even get up in d mid of night nd go to bathroom :/ but then I started going to d bathroom just before I went to sleep every night..nd I Hv actually seen a major change nd gradually this problem has decreased :)

Posted by Optional on 06/01/2015 at 12:37

Just started. Happened twice. Caught it in time for the third time

Posted by Joel on 05/01/2015 at 11:23

I wet the bed up until I was 11 but then stopped completely. However, I was staying at a friends about seven or eight years ago and slept in a sleeping bag on the couch. I woke up suddenly to find I was actually wetting myself. I grabbed at myself and got to the bathroom but I was still wet and so was the sleeping bag. I obviously said nothing to them and forgot all about it until mid 2014. I began wetting the bed every so often but I was too embarrassed to see a doctor, and didn't want to buy incontinence product from the pharmacy. Instead, and I know it sound stupid, I bought drynights as I could just say they were for my kids etc, but they were no good. I do use bedmats and they're very good and I don't feel silly sleeping on them. I do want to go to the GP as I've had worrying symptoms other than bed wetting, but I'm just too embarrassed about it all. My sister suffers from this too.

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

I have been a bedwetter since i can remember...probably 3 yrs old. Im now 24 married with kids and this is really starting to take a toll on my marriage. It stopped for a few yrs now it has snuck back on me. I am so tired of dealing with this. I was on meds when i was a teenager that shut down my bladder at night. I have been to a specialist when i was a kid. He said i had a very small bladder. This is a medically known problem and yes itcan be inherited. My father suffered from this also. I just want it to stop so i can continue with my life and start sleeping back in my bed with my husband. Ugh.....

Posted by steve on 29/12/2014 at 11:44

been bedwetting all my life tried everything meds alarms diet im still wetting I don't let it bother me anymore

Posted by Optional on 28/12/2014 at 08:13

I've struggled with bed wetting my whole life. When I am sleep I don't know when I have to urinate so I wakeup in the morning wet and I'm not talking about a little pee my whole bed is wet. What is wrong with me??????????

Posted by Problematic1999 on 27/12/2014 at 04:43

I'm a 15 year old girl and I have a terrible bed wetting schedule. I truly hate it how my parents think I just do it because I'm too lazy or that I like wetting the bed like if it was something I want to do on purpose. It's truly annoying and my best friend knows and her 17 year old sister still wets the bed every so often and I try to tell my parents that I'm not the only one but they take it as a joke. I just wish they would understand this has been going on forever. Its on and off. For an example all of December I didn't wet the bed until 2 or 3 days ago and I've been wetting each day after that. I need major help and it's annoying. Being made fun of by my 4 older sisters(hint I'm the youngest) hurts and sucks a lot. It's like no one sees my effort in trying to stop it. It sucks.

Posted by Kid99 on 27/12/2014 at 04:31

I hate this. It's like one month I'm not bed wetting the next it's like I can't even sleep on a bed anymore.

Posted by Optional on 23/12/2014 at 05:41

Sadly I too suffer from nocturnal enuresis. It has been a constant problem my entire life. I have undergone surgeries, taken hundreds of different medications all to no avail. I feel for every person on here who is suffering as I have. It has complicated my life in more ways than I can describe, from relationships, to work, my self esteem and often times my desire to continue life. I have grown to accept that because of this issue I am destined to die a lonely human being and it is a reality that is very hard for me to deal with. I truly wish I could find an understanding woman to spend time with, but the embarrassment of telling anyone I date is too great to even consider entertaining. The best thing I can tell all you younger folks out there is that it may go away for you, and I hope it does. Keep your head up, talk to your doctors and give them specifics. I pray for each and every one of you suffering from this, I know how difficult it really is.

Posted by Optional on 16/12/2014 at 03:16

I'm 22, I gave birth in February. It's now December and I started bed wetting again. It happens on and off. I used to get beat for it so it is so embarrassing and scary for me. And it's happening a lot more frequently now that I have a child. I don't know if it was giving birth or all the stress but it is bad.

Posted by Chidera on 13/12/2014 at 04:25

Pls i don't no what to do i hav been urinating since my childhood till now dat am 19years.am still urinating on bed at this time pls i don't no what to do, help me

Posted by daisy on 11/12/2014 at 08:22

14 years and still have more wet than dry nights. Guess it would be a bit less embarassing if i wouldn't have a little 7 year older who is dry and unfortunatly i share a room with. Recently she had a sleepover in our room with 2 friend who are also around 7 and they are all dry and night and me the oldest one was the only in diapers

Posted by hey on 11/12/2014 at 03:06

I am 16 going to be seventeen in 2weeks and I have never wet the bed as a child but I've done it twice since November....but I've noticed that during the day I feel like I am about to pee myself but I barely pee. Then when I wet the bed it was so much!!

Posted by Optional on 07/12/2014 at 07:42

I'm 16 & type 1 diabetic. I have wet the bed for as long as I can remember and just a few weeks ago for the first time I did at my friends house. It was the most embarrassing thing but I think I covered it up although I feel terrible and have isolated from her lately. This makes me super self conscious during the day to the point where I'm sure I'm the only one out of my friends who's never had a boyfriend or kissed someone and it's all because of the bedwetting since it makes me very self conscious. My dad wet the bed till he was 14 and I believe I got it from him. Reading these I now know I'm not alone and even with my mom calling me lazy and saying it happens because I lazy. Now I know that I'm not the only one that goes though that to. Now reading this post though I do worry that It will never stop and how I will be happy in life. How can someone love someone who wets the bed like a child?

Posted by young on 06/12/2014 at 02:43

I am 13 just turned 2 months ago. I have been bed wetting for as long as I can remember. I recently went to a sleepover and had to wear a very absordant overnight pad. It was very loud and my friends kind of ggiggled about it. This situation is so annoying they need to work on a cure for this too, because it is a live baricade it holds some of US back from doing or being with people we love.

Posted by Craig on 06/12/2014 at 05:01

I was in my teens when I stopped wetting my bed. I have often wet the bed in my adult life when been heavily drunk. Recently I have found myself waking up and I've wet the bed. This has happened twice in 8 days...I was alcohol free. I have recently been fitted with a gum shield because I grind my teeth heavily (a form of stress) Can anyone help?

Posted by Rob on 05/12/2014 at 06:53

I've started having this problem within the last year, and it happens rarely, but enough to cause me concern. It seemed to start after I'd been prescribed with Respiridone. Could this be the root of the problem ?

Posted by Optional on 04/12/2014 at 01:06

I'm eleven and I still sometimes wet the bed. It had been going on for over a year now and I think it originally started with a lddat infection. Are there any ways I can fix it?

Posted by Jessica on 03/12/2014 at 09:35

I have only wet the bed a few times in my life, but I always catch myself when it first starts so nothing more then my pjs get wet. This last time, however, was the most embarrassing. I was staying with my boyfriend at his dad's place, lucky we had the house to ourselves, for Thanksgiving weekend. We were sleeping in the nude like we always do together, and I peed allover the bed and him. I was mortified. Now I realize it was because I was dealing with so much stress with college and my personal life that this happened to me. in fact when I think about all the times I have done this, I find it happened because I was under stress.

Posted by Optional on 02/12/2014 at 07:56

I wet my bed but I do it because I have ocd

Posted by Kayal on 30/11/2014 at 11:28

Hi guys! I'm a 24 years old girl and I used to bed wet all the time. But just before I turned 18, I miraculously stopped. Before that, my mum kept yellling at me every morning (as I wet the bed most days). She thought I was being lazy and it's all my fault. She would make me wash the bedsheets manually after I come back from school. Because of that I was stressed out that I might accidentally pee my pants even during the day so I went the toilet to try and pee every hour two. Even though it was only a sight trickle or just a few drops , I always forced myself to pee. It was exhausting and embarrassing. When I was in primary school, my mum would told my cousins and friends' mothers about my problem. And I was constantly afraid that my friends might tell my other classmates. When we moved to Australia , I was 15,my dad refused to buy me a quilt or a comforter for winter because of this. We had split heating in the house but it wasn't enough and everyone in the family had thick quilts while I was given a waterproof mattress and thin sheet. He finally bought me a comforter when my uncle told my dad off. I used share a room with my little sister before we moved as she was scared to sleep alone in a queen size bed. But coz of my bed wetting problem, I was told to sleep on a thin rubber mattress on the floor while my mum slept beside sister. I felt degraded and hurt. I know my parents were doing their best to minimise the hassle(washing sheets and mattress) but they weren't exactly understanding about it. My mum used to tease me about it by giving me nasty nicknames which had some kind puns about tribe.But since I had my own room in Australia, I became independent and started doing my own laundry so they never had to put up with anything. I wasn't so stressed anymore. I had a day without bed wetting, then a week and a few months later I realised that I haven't wet the bed at all. That was the happiest I have ever been! So be strong ,don't let anyone ever get to you about it. Try different methods to see if it works. Personally for me, I think it's just stress and embarrassment. If you just let it be, it will be gone in your teen years.

Posted by tim on 29/11/2014 at 07:04

i pee my bed two to three times a week while sleeping

Posted by grace on 28/11/2014 at 11:19

im so glad i read dis article...i thought i was d only one passing through this problem...im 19 years of age nd i stopped bedwetting at d age of 9 until i was 17years again,it always happen when im dreaming dat im using the toilet nd before i wake up ive peed all over d bed,though my bf is very supportive buh im always embarrased..i really wish it wil stop! im always scared of sleeping over in a friends place...i really need help...help meee plssss!!!!!

Posted by Optional on 27/11/2014 at 06:06

Hi! I'm 21 years old. I just woke up because I wet my bed. I am freakin' out because i have a roomate and this happend for the first time from since i was a child (6-7 yrs old). Why the hell did this happen? I can't think of any reasons. And I don't know what to say to my roomate when he sees it, I am to embarased to tell him what happend. Why did this happen?:(

Posted by Optional on 26/11/2014 at 12:03

I feel so embarrassed because I'm a senior in high school and I just wet the bed. This had occurred once when I was 15, then 13, then after that it was at age 7. I'm dealing with a lot of stress so I feel relieved that this can come from stress.

Posted by Optional on 26/11/2014 at 03:58

I'm 26 and I've never stopped wetting the bed. As a child I would get teased by family members, but I can't control it. Last night I stayed at my boyfriend's house and for some reason I had to pee a lot. I went to the bathroom every 20 minutes or so, so I already had a feeling it was one of those nights. Sure enough I woke up at 3am laying in something wet, too ashamed to even get up. He gets up for work at 3:30 so I waited until he got up, then I went into the bathroom, released the rest of my bladder went back into the room. The most shameful part is that I threw the blanket over it so he wouldn't see. I'm horrible I know. I texted him to tell him what happened a few minutes ago, but I'm not sure what his response will be. Let's see if this one's a keeper *fingers crossed* And I purposely didn't drink much of anything :(

Posted by wynequa on 24/11/2014 at 09:52

I don't know what to do I can't stop peeing on myself. Everyone is fuss at me about the smell of the pee. I just want to runaway from here I know that I pee on myself but people don't have to embarrass me.

Posted by tvr on 23/11/2014 at 09:03

I wet the bed 3-4 nights a week. Went to the doctor and was perscribed ddavp. Well that didn't work for me. I am just fed up with it. I have been wetting the bed my whole life. Glad to know there are others out there who know what I am going through. Next step is to go to urologist, get MRI,ultrasound, and other test done. Hope my problem can be fixed once and for all!

Posted by a very embarassed teenager on 23/11/2014 at 03:21

I'm 19 and have wet the bed very occasionally since i was about 15 (like once or twice a year), it's embarrassing enough as it is and nobody ever knew until last night when i lived my worst nightmare and did it while my boyfriend was asleep next to me... i was shaking for about an hour afterwards because i was so humiliated and i am terrified of this happening again, this was never a problem when i was a child and i have no idea what has caused this

Posted by Optional on 22/11/2014 at 10:49

I am 30 this is happening to me from I was a teen it only happen in my sleep. When am dreaming that am some where urinating or in the bathroom what should I do to control this in my dream

Posted by Optional on 22/11/2014 at 09:44

23 and still fighting the occasional bedwetting... mine is connected to stress and anxiety though. Sometimes I'm just too overwhelmed, so when I go to sleep everything just releases. It only happens on really bad nights; once a month to two months max... basically when even my Xanax isn't working. It's just embarrassing though. It's keeping me from being with a guy I really like and it lowers my own self esteem. Hope to get this fixed...

Posted by Anonymous on 22/11/2014 at 06:50

Hi im 21 and my boyfriend 19 I believe he has wet our bed 3 times and dosent want to tell me its never happen before untill a few weeks ago I would like to know why is this happing

Posted by FemaleCool on 19/11/2014 at 06:38

I'm a 15 year old teenage girl who still wets the bed at night. It's kept me from sleepovers with my friends, and lowers my self-confidence during the day. I feel like I'm different from my peers, and sometimes I think my friend secretly know. But, I think that's just my paranoia talking. Anyway, I hope to get over my problem very soon.

Posted by niceguy on 16/11/2014 at 10:19

I'm 16 yrs old and i still wet my bed sometimes.. i prefer not to drink or eat 2-3 before you go to sleep. If it doesnt help set up a alarm clock for every 3 hours.. if that doesnt help either then ask a doctor or someone when i was a little bit younger the doctor gave me some kind of pills for that and it helped but i dont use them anymore. I actually wet my bed now very rarely like every 2 months or something liek that. And still if u scroll up it says it will go away slowly. Hope it helps

Posted by Optional on 16/11/2014 at 12:20

I'm 15, i've wet the bed my whole life, bed wetting happens every single day, my parents always say because i'm lazy, that's not the case. I wake up wet already it's been going on ever since i can remember i'm really getting fed up with up, someone please help. I never felt the need to go to the bathroom while asleep, it's really pissing me off every single day.

Posted by Anonymous on 11/11/2014 at 02:56

i am 14 and the last time i wet my bed was from maybe 5 years ago but now i i pee twice in a week and i am a lucky one if i did not pee at all in a single week . is that normal or i have a problem or because i am still young

Posted by Someonewhocares on 09/11/2014 at 08:13

I am 13 years old and still wet the bed and my parents think its just laziness but I can't feel it at all!I even try staying up most of the night but it doesn't help. So I tryed setting up a bunch of alarms on my phone it kind of helps.

Posted by Anonymous on 06/11/2014 at 04:19

I remember this one time I was a kid, probably like 6 years old. I was having this dream where I was stuck somewhere in my house but really had to pee but couldn't get to the bathroom so I just let loose where I was stuck. I woke up to my bed and pants being totally soaked, so I had woken up my mom to change my sheets and covers and also take my soaked pants and underwear to wash. It was the only time I ever remember bedwetting. But time skip all the way to last night. I don't remember exactly what I was dreaming about that time, but all I remember is that I had to pee and then I started to let loose. Fortunately I woke up almost immediately and stopped myself. Also I was lucky I was wearing a panty liner (because of my "time of month") so only that got a little wet and everything else was dry. And thus I got up to actually use the bathroom. I find this really weird because to my memory it happened to me only once as a small child and now, as a 20 year old adult, it happened to me once more. I wish I knew why... I guess it could be my habit of drinking a few sips of water before actually going to sleep and it just randomly happened that I almost wet the bed. Who knows. I just hope this doesn't happen again...

Posted by zynarb on 06/11/2014 at 03:30

omg;i am 20yrs now;i usually bedwet once in a week;am fedup of it;dnd even knw what to use nd it z nt urine infection or diabeties:what i need now is a cure to it oooo bcoz am fed up oooo

Posted by shaun on 06/11/2014 at 12:42

Alot more common then i actually thought this..i had this bet wetting issue up until i was 19 now 28 im fine but it was really embarrassing,growing up and being a teenager i would always be invited to stay over at friends and had to come out with excuses a lot of the time.I was teased by some family members being told that i was too lazy to go to the toilet which was frustrating because it was something that i clearly couldn't control at the time.

Posted by Optional on 05/11/2014 at 02:05

The past few nights I've woken up the next morning with my underwear soaked I'm so confused because I don't feel it when I'm sleeping its not on any of the rest of my body, it doesn't go through other articles and it isn't getting my bed wet. Why is this happening?

Posted by Naks on 03/11/2014 at 07:35

I have never stopped bedwetting ever since I was a child. and still the problem haunts me. i can never live like all people of my age because of my problem. are there any drugs that can make sure this stops forever. I cant even think of getting married coz i know nonoe will want me. please help

Posted by Optional on 02/11/2014 at 04:40

I'm 23 years old and just wet the bed again! This had been a problem for me for the last 5 years. My bf is supportive and can laugh about it but I can't. I just wanted to say that reading about other people with the same problem and knowing that I'm not the only one is a big help for my self esteem. Thanks to everyone who has shared their embarrassing probleme.

Posted by Optional on 29/10/2014 at 05:02

Dear God, I felt so alone until I started reading the comments. I just turned 32 and have never went more than a couple of weeks of being dry. Mom says she wet the bed until she was 16. Once I hit my 30s, I gave up hope that I will ever stop. I sleep right through my episodes and sometimes several episodes in 1 night. I am a diabetic but that can only be attributed for the last 5 or 6 yrs of wetting. I just can't wake up! No sleepovers, no group trips, no life. I date but never settle down because how do you tell someone about this problem. It's sad because I've hurt a few really good men because I couldn't stomach the humiliation.

Posted by Optional on 25/10/2014 at 07:57

My bed wetting started ever since I was six years of age and I'm fourteen now. My family keeps telling me to wake up and go the bathroom and say I'm lazy! That's not the case! I've had this problem for too long and my family is annoying me. It's not like I enjoy peeing in bed...they don't understand what I'm going through. I'm so scared when I do pee the bed though. I feel like my parents will hit me (but they don't) my dad and his family are so blind to see what I'm going through but my mother understands everything. She tried taking me to the doctor but they "couldn't help". I'm just so confused. This is an every day thing that's happened to me for 8 straight years :(

Posted by Optioal on 22/10/2014 at 12:28

I am 19 and used to wet my bed when i was i child but i stopped peeing when i became almost 14 or 13 but now i go to gym and i drink a lot of water and beverages and each month i pee once or twice i am really sick of my self and i know that its not a urine infection or diabets all what i am looking for is a cure of this thing

Posted by Optional on 21/10/2014 at 07:42

I'll be in a deep sleep and dreaming about a scenario where i'll be using the washroom and then I'll half wake up and be peeing the bed. Is this normal?? Do I need to go to a doctor??

Posted by Optional on 20/10/2014 at 01:13

Omg! This makes no sense!! I always wake up and beef when i need to but I had the toilet dream, ugh!! What makes it so nasty is that i am on my cycle. I'm thinking of making up a story when others wake up and see it. I sleep with a gallon of juice next to me.... it's for my son... so I'll say that as i was pouring juice for him, it fell and i ended up leaking. This the first time it happened ever!!! I dont even think I wet the bed as a child past the normalcy age.... wow! This is beyond embarrassing!!!!

Posted by Optional on 18/10/2014 at 01:35

Bed wetting has always been a problem with me since I was 6 (now 14) this really embarrassing and I'm not even drinking that much fluids at night whats going on?

Posted by Optional on 17/10/2014 at 01:30

37yo Male. Problem started since military service. Basic training where drill sergeants would make us hold it for long periods of time. Regained control after over time, then in civilian life, had a very stressful job where it's happened once every two or three months. New job a few years later and it's happened again. My big brother passed away and it happened the night before the burial. Wife is pregnant and was in the latrine at the time I woke up to go and I fell asleep waiting. (My fault for drinking three glasses of water with dinner.) I noticed my pattern is when I am in deep r.e.m. and I dream I'm using the head. Triggers seem to be times of stress and exhaustion. It's embarrassing as hell, but she loves me and has been more understanding than I am about the situation. After reading a few comments here, I can only provide a few guidelines: Don't drink lots of water before bed. Don't stress out and fear it happening because it will. If you dream you have to urinate, SIT UP and WAKE UP! Use the head when you have to and DON'T hold it... EVER! For the kiddos: Stop taking things like this too serious. It happens across the board to men, women, old and young. Your stress and anxiety is your worst enemy. Chill out and enjoy your youth. I hope this helps you guys.

Posted by Optional on 16/10/2014 at 10:49

Yeah, I found the same thing happening to me...

Posted by Optional on 12/10/2014 at 06:42

I woke up this morning with a puddle in th centre of my bed and I have a double bed so the puddle was massive I don't feel that well now , after I peed but I need to know if it's stress or anxiety as I have struggled with stress and anxiety in the past but never wet the bed

Posted by Optional on 11/10/2014 at 09:15

I'm stressing out.....I'm afraid to go back to sleep....it's been twice this one week. The first time I caught it, tonight I didn't even know until after the fact. My husband is supportive but I really embarrassed. It's comforting to know I'm not alone .......but at the same time weirded out. Use to be twice in ten yrs now it's twice in a week......help!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Victoria on 09/10/2014 at 06:19

I stopped wetting the bed when I was about 16, now I'm 23 and doing it again and I don't know why. It started after I started taking prenatal vitamins so I stopped taking them but I'm still wetting the bed. :/

Posted by Optional on 04/10/2014 at 06:36

I have been bed wetting for the past 9 years,though its not everyday thing but it could be twice in a month or -10 times in a year Its embarrassing am a mother of two.I don't take alcohol, I am not diabetic.pls help me cos my husband is aware now

Posted by Optional on 04/10/2014 at 09:59

I'm 22 and I just peed the bed for the second time in my adult life. The first was I was to drunk to wake up, but this time there was no rhyme or reason to why this happened. Glad to see I'm not the only one affected by this. I has to wake my gf up to change the sheets... It's pretty humiliating

Posted by Optional on 01/10/2014 at 10:30

I haven't wet the bed since i was 6 and now peed twice in one night. What could this be?

Posted by Optional on 01/10/2014 at 07:03

Hello i am 17 years old and i still wet the bed its so sad to be honest i feel like killing myself i hate it so much i have been doing this my whole life i have no health problems and nothing is wrong with me but i still do at night i just i cant.... I dont know if i can put up with this anymore but its whatever doesnt matter anymore i still pee im about to go to college and i still do it this is so sad and i wish it would stop doctors give me medicne. It doesnt work just help me please

Posted by Kelli on 01/10/2014 at 03:23

I was sleeping then it happened it has been going on for like a few months. Wetting the bed, I feel so embarrassed about it I just finally got the nerves to tell my boyfriend. He thinks I should see a doctor, I wanna get a checkup but I cannot afford it. Im 18 and I feel so ashamed for wetting the bed. I dont even drink before going to bed at all and I use the bathroom right before bed. I just dont understand...

Posted by Optional on 22/09/2014 at 12:12

i am soo freaking embarrassed i just peed all in my friends bed .. noooooooo she gonna tell everyone . I am ashamed that i did that. i just hope she understands it was a simple mistake

Posted by sarah on 19/09/2014 at 03:37

Hi I am 23 years old and I still wet the bed what should I do. I don't drink alcohol or nothing I am a pre diabetic and I have hypo thyroidisim.

Posted by Optional on 17/09/2014 at 12:05

Thanks for the Info but I'm not sure it is any of this some, nights I don't even know I have wet the bed it's like I'm in such a deep sleep I can't tell.

Posted by Optional on 15/09/2014 at 06:54

I don't drink coffee or anything except water. I pee every 30mins but I still wet the bed. Help!!!!!!

Posted by Optional on 13/09/2014 at 04:37

I'm 21 years old I still have problems with wetting the bed I had a kidney reflux when I was younger sometimes it doesn't happen for a while but then all of a sudden one random night and it will happen again I have a boyfriend now and it's costing our relationship because I never stay round his house because I'm scared it will happen at his house what can I do???

Posted by Optional on 12/09/2014 at 12:03

I'm 15 and I was like half awake and I started to pee out of no where I stopped myself but it was too late I don't know what to do

Posted by Op on 07/09/2014 at 08:28

Hello everyone I'm wetting my since I was a child now I'm 14 and my parants said stop wetting so they had clean the bed and I don't know what to do plz help me and I want to have good future so do u

Posted by Optional on 05/09/2014 at 06:40

Am over 21 years old, but i still bed wet. Am sound without any health difficulties. What sholud i do?

Posted by Optional on 03/09/2014 at 11:18

I'm 18, just woke up & as I was waking up I was peeing. I couldn't stop it!! I had a uti a couple weeks ago & never went to the doctor because I don't have health insurance. I went to walgreens & bought azo tablets & drank plenty of water. The uti went away but I began to have the sudden urge to urine more frequently. I thought maybe it was because the uti but now I'm sure there's still something going on. This has never happened to me.

Posted by Lindsey on 30/08/2014 at 07:03

I just bed wet during the night last night I freaked out wondering what the deal was this was the first time this ever happened it woke me up don't know what caused this to happen

Posted by Optional Nkone on 21/08/2014 at 07:33

My child is still bed wetting,he hasn't stop from birth till now he is 15 years now,I have try everything but nothing has helped,please help me

Posted by Optional on 16/08/2014 at 09:02

Hi I wet the bed last night, this hasn't happened to me before, any suggestions why? I put it down to stress.

Posted by Optional on 15/08/2014 at 07:16

Hi, I'm a 19 year old female and I just recently wet the bed. It hasn't happened in years maybe not since I was 5 or 6. All I can say is its comforting knowing others have also gone through this. I actually don't see it as much of a problem anymore. Although I prefer it wouldn't happen anymore, its not something to be super embarrassed about and I won't let it dictate my day or life. Good luck to everyone else! I hope you all achieve what you are looking for! :)

Posted by Optional on 10/08/2014 at 11:56

Hi, i started wetting the bed abou ta year ago,,it is so embarrassing as my 3&5 yr olds jump on the bed where i sleep, I used to wake up and find a way to absorb my urine before they wake up with a towel. Now I have found a better solution , if u go to the women's section of the supermarket wher they sell panty liners u will find nappies for men/women, ever since the mattress has stayed dry,I wear a pull up every night just Incase,

Posted by Optional on 05/08/2014 at 11:06

My son only wets the bed when he has an asthma attac during the night due to all the coughing he does

Posted by Optional on 04/08/2014 at 10:29

Hi I'm 20 years old and I still wet the bed myself. I always go to the bathroom before I go to bed and like most people who have this problem avoid any liquids after 8 o'clock. There was an incident a few years back where I wet the bed 3 months in a row on the same day!!! (weird coincidence) I've had this problem since I could remember And I also have a problem controlling it during the day, I can cough and it comes out. Needless to say I always have a change of underwear and pants. I've tried exercises, A constant bathroom schedule and anything else I could think of but it doesn't have any effect. I don't know if I should mention this to my doctor, I'm not sure if there is anything she can do. How should I go about this?

Posted by Optional on 02/08/2014 at 06:12

I HAVE NEVER HAD A DRY NIGHT. I WAS ALWAYS PUT IN DIAPERS. I AM HAVING A VERY LATE PUBERTY, BUT THE DOCS SAY THAT, AS MUCH AS I'D LIKE HORMONE SHOTS, THEY DON'T WANT TO START THAT IF THEY CAN AVOID IT. BUT IS IT TOO LATE FOR ME? MY MOM SAID I WILL STILL BE IN DIAPERS WHEN I'M FORTY. WILL IT STOP WHEN MY PUBERTY FINALLY DOES START? IT'S HARD NOT TO WORRY. KIDS LAUGH AT ME. I GET BULLIED CUZ I'M SO SMALL.

Posted by Optional on 01/08/2014 at 01:00

I am a 26 year old male who still wets the bed more than twice a week. I live with my parents do they have always helped with my problem. I do wear drynites and I sleep on a covered mattress. My mother is very understanding about my problem and had tried to help me. There are times when I also dampen my pants during the daytime.

Posted by Optional on 29/07/2014 at 04:27

I have actually just wet the bed im slightly ashamed and embarrassed because i haven't wet the bed since i was a child but the thing that worries me is that i am on holiday at my mums and how do i tell her.

Posted by anonymous on 27/07/2014 at 12:22

I am 26 and have struggled severely with wetting myself! When I'm not home there's not an issue, for the exception of one time in college. I don't know why it happens, as of recently I don't know it happened I just wake up wet. I could go to the bathroom 10 times in the middle of the night and sometimes still wake up damp or really wet. I have a 4 yr old son who I don't want to experience this problem. I hope to be married one day ...I don't want to bring this into the next phase of my life

Posted by Optional on 14/07/2014 at 12:11

Hi im 25. bed wetting has always been a problem with me.. i used to wet the bed quite often being a child. as i grew up it started decreasing. but i still wet the bed like once in two weeks or sometimes once a week. and it always happen because i dream of peeing in the washroom till i open my eyes and realize its on the bed. plz help its very frustrating..

Posted by Optional on 14/07/2014 at 06:34

i have been wetting the bed sincei was 8yrs old i tried going to the doctor, tht never worke. i tried drynites but they dont work My parents always go mad becuase it takes time to clean it. Also im going to go on holiday so i need help fast! ps.i hve heardabout those tablets tht prevent these will ththelp?

Posted by Optional on 09/07/2014 at 01:11

i still wet the bed and its embrassing idk why i do i try not to drink liquids at night and thta doesent work so im jst frustrated on how i can solve my problem and not to be embrasssed to sleepover people houses without shame

Posted by Optional on 08/07/2014 at 02:49

almost 14 and i occasionally wet the bed

Posted by Optional on 07/07/2014 at 02:31

As far as I know, I have never shut my eyes with the security of waking dry. My life has been a secret. The times at a persons house & waking up wet were... awful. I altered my life around being a bed wetter. My parents did nothing. I just turned 43. I drink zero alcohol, have periods of dry, but may wake wet 3 times a week... I won't stay over with a girl I met in fear of wetting her bed. I lie why I have to go. It makes me soo sad. Fear, anxiety, self worth, self esteem issues, lack of any confidence,... I'll stop there. I'm only now talking about it. If I find something that works, I'll post it right away. We deserve a cure!

Posted by kelvin on 06/07/2014 at 10:17

i am a 18yrs boy and i always pee on bed and my brothers always teas me that is due to laziness that why always pee on bed.All though i wet the bed in the night ihave never pee during the day

Posted by Optional on 04/07/2014 at 07:52

I tend to wet the bed mostly when I'm at a friends house and usually wake up smelling of piss so I make sure I get up early so I can spray myself because I'll be embarrassed if she smells it on me

Posted by Optional on 01/07/2014 at 09:30

Have never had a dry night in my life. I have wet the bed every night. Some nights are more wet than others but wet never the less.

Posted by Optional on 01/07/2014 at 08:45

I'm 15 and it's happened the past 3 nights in a row, it has not happened before in about 4 years..

Posted by Optional on 26/06/2014 at 04:40

Hi I'm a 26 year old female. Married and has 1 child. I have always had a problem with bed wetting since I was little. I have suffered through elementary school, high school and college with this problem. I have been to a doctor to get treatment only to find it didn't work. My younger brother deals with the same problem and I know it's a genetic thing in my family bc of other family members who had the same problem. I don't know how to conqueror wetting in the bed. What has helped me is set an alarm toget up and go to bathroom in the middle of the night and not drink anything right before bed. I worry my daughter will have the same problem when she gets older and that is a big concern! I wish there was something out there to stop bed wetting completely bc I'm tired of waking up wet.

Posted by Mark on 25/06/2014 at 02:34

Astounded by how many other people also share this problem. I went through a phase in my late teens & early twenties, normally alcohol related, but still! I had one incident about 7years ago and that was it; until last night; which was the first time when I'd been sharing a bed. Absolutely mortified especially when my wife rattled kff every joke in the book! I am stressed with work at the moment and hoping thst was the contributing factor. Thanks everyone for sharing your stories and making me feel a bit lessof a freak. Ps my wife did call meat lunchtime to say she'd been thinking about me, not to worry and rhat she loved me.

Posted by Vanessa on 24/06/2014 at 11:56

I'm a 14 year old girl, and I tend to pee in the bed at night. I never have trouble during the day though

Posted by Camila on 19/06/2014 at 05:08

When I was younger I always wet the bed, but I stopped as soon as I got my period when I was 11 years old. Now I am 14 and everything has been fine for years, as in I haven't been writing the bed anymore! I've had stomach aches for about 1 year now. They're been gone for about 2 weeks now. Everyday from those 2 weeks I've been waking up with massive head aches. Yesterday I wet myself around 4 pm, and didn't feel that I needed to use the restroom. I have no idea on what this is, please help.

Posted by Kat on 15/06/2014 at 02:09

It is really embarrassing and uncomfortable.

Posted by Optional on 15/06/2014 at 08:50

I'm 29 and have this problem my whole life , it's really making me depressed I can't date or take a girl home

Posted by Optional on 14/06/2014 at 05:21

I suffer from this and am now a young adult. I have had it since it since I was a child and it never went away. I want to stop doing it now. A few years ago my mom told the doctor and she did some tests(ultrasound) and everything was fine. I am a deep sleeper, but this week I have been setting an alarm early in the morning 3 am to avoid this problem by waking up, since throughout all my life if I happen to wake up super early(accidentally or on purpose) like anytime before 5 am or so I have been dry. So I set the alarm early, it worked for the first few days but now I have started to wet sooner, e.g. last night I worked up a few minutes before the alarm at 2:50 am and I was wet. What should I do since it seems my body has sabotaged me and is intent of trippig me up and I have messed with my bladder cycle.

Posted by Esther on 12/06/2014 at 04:10

Im 23 and this problem cant just go away. I cant date am tired i cant sleep sometimes.

Posted by Optional on 11/06/2014 at 08:44

I am a 52 year old male I have gradually started getting up I the night more and more to visit the loo, often to the point where I am now getting too tired to wake up. I have now wet the bed twice in 3 years. I know that doesn't sound much but I am 52. I know that when I dream I am going to the loo I must wake but sometimes I just cant.

Posted by hlogi on 11/06/2014 at 07:43

hi am 28 years old woman,i wet a bed now and then, and most of the time is when am at my boyfriend's place, he knows it and he is very supportive. I feel so embarrassed about it I don't even wana talk about it..everytime when it hepen I cry a lot and asking myself does really God exist?am praying everytime to God to help me with this problem,i just feel like am not worth it to my boyfriend he deserve better.please help

Posted by shakinah on 11/06/2014 at 06:37

am a very talented young woman and looking forward to e future bt i wet my bed not all e tym bt i did last nite i used to wet evryday then nawu its afta months ooo so career wise am happy bt personally um losing confidence especiall dat um ready tu b in a relationship so how do i stop this its embarrasing

Posted by Optional on 09/06/2014 at 06:00

Hi I'm just about 25. I've been a bed wetter since I was 6 that I can remember by the time I was 21 I started to have frequent day time accidents. Why?

Posted by Optional on 09/06/2014 at 02:20

I always wet my bed the week before I'm supposed to get my period AND on really freezing winter nights. I don't know why. I don't have diabetes, sleep apnea or take any medications and I'm 21 now and want it to stop so bad. I did stop wetting the bed for ages between 11 and 13 and then it started again when I started getting my periods and you can see how disastrous that is for me. My doctor is useless. Anyone have a theory?

Posted by pam on 05/06/2014 at 06:38

how do u know when u should visit a doctor for that condition and what type of doctor should u visit

Posted by shipra on 30/05/2014 at 07:20

I have problem of bed wetting at night I cant control my urine I am 18years old I want to stop this plz help me.....

Posted by Optional on 27/05/2014 at 09:35

My pee was burning and now i wet the bed the past two nights and I usually don't

Posted by mabel on 26/05/2014 at 03:16

This just started 2weeks ago thst I woke up wet..I could not believe it. It happen around I 2:0clock and peep again.what's is happening I am a diabetic four 5 Year and this has never happen before . Can you help me.

Posted by Optional on 23/05/2014 at 03:59

I've not had a problem with wetting the bed since I was a lot younger aged 6/7 although I did have a problem during the day eg don't go to the toliet right there and then or if I laugh to make I will wet myself. And I don't mean just a drible I mean full on wet. So ill have to make an excuse to go change when am with my friends now at 19 years about a month ago I started wetting the bed this can happen 2/3 times and night and each time I will sleep right through until my boyfriend wakes me telling me I've wet I've recently been to the gp and seen various doctors first they said it due to water infection and gave me anti bioctics and ran various test and things n me and said they can't seem to find a problem and can't expalain why its happening to me.. Its so fusrateing I hate bedtime latley knowing there's a chance am gonna wet.. It gets me down so much.. My boyfriends been so supportive with me and he's great but I just need an answer n what I can do or how I can stop this.. Ps. My boyfriend wake me up through the night to go try for a wee normally its too late but sometime its on time And also I've started wearing tena lady night pads but them too can be useless as I just soak straight through them! Should I try the adult nappy type or just sick to these pads need answers as there's only so much washing and turning the matress over that we can do.. Thanks

Posted by niyi on 22/05/2014 at 01:39

i have bed wet since childhood but now it come twice or once in amount when i have sound sleep

Posted by Optional on 08/05/2014 at 02:04

For the "dream wetters" out there. When I was growing up I often wet the bed due to "the dream". Something useful I taught myself was "dream control". Basicly if its the same dream each time, then constently remind urself when that dream happens u need to wake up and go to restroom NOW. Seecond useful thing is use a dream "cue", think of seeing sumthing completley random n outta place. Like peeing anywhere not normal, seeing a big red ball next to you. Basicly anything that with little thot will allow you to know your having "the dream" n need to wake up. These little tricks have helped me for years to wake up and go before wetting the bed. Now my only problem is every few years I become overlly tired and stressed. And psyicaly/ mentaly can't wake myself up until it happens n I fill the warmth. Like 430am today. :-/ .... good luck everyone

Posted by Someone on 03/05/2014 at 12:27

I wet my bed for the first time in years!!! Ughhh I haven't told my mom about it. I just hope it won't happen again. I'm going to sleep now. I don't want to wet my bed again :(.

Posted by Optional on 21/04/2014 at 01:54

Since December, I've wet the bed twice know now when visiting relatives out of town. (Never wet my own bed at home.) Please advise!

Posted by Optional on 08/04/2014 at 09:36

First time i have wet the bed since i was like 6-8 years old. I do not get it.

Posted by raghav m on 02/04/2014 at 05:06

thanks for your notes and informations to recover for bedweting ineed any home treatments withouthelp of doctor

Posted by Optional on 19/03/2014 at 05:09

I wet the bed maybe once per week, I have3 bulging disc's in my back, but also stay up late plus drink Dr pepper like it's going outta style. I'm a bit overweight, do you think all of those could be contributing reasons why I bed wet? Sucks bc I'm a 35 year married male and I've never had these problems before. HELP

Posted by gold on 10/03/2014 at 01:28

i have been bed weting when i was a baby but now am married with kids but still it happen. but it happen occationally

Posted by Optional on 02/03/2014 at 12:39

I am 15 years old amd I have always struggled aith bedwetting. Its embarrasing when I go over to a friends house because I dont know if I will piss that night. I dont go everynight, nut in thapast year I have been doing it more freauently. Please help me. Im tired of smelling piss in the morning!

Posted by Nobody on 26/02/2014 at 03:34

I am 13 and I have wet the bed at night all of my life. My parents get mad at me because pull-ups are expensive after a while and we have to wash my sheets every night otherwise. I really can't help it I don't wake up when I need to go. I guess my brain just won't send the signals to my bladder or whatever but I seriously need help I'm scarred to go to camp or sleepovers and I could really use some help. I have been to the chiropractor and that didn't help I have also tried limiting liquid intake after a certain time of evening and going to the bathroom before I fall asleep. I tried setting an alarm to wake me up every hour at night to empty my bladder but I sleep hard so it doesn't wake me up. :( I really need help. :(

Posted by Optional on 24/02/2014 at 08:29

Hi.There are teen/adult 'drynites'.They don't work if you really flood,but if you go to the toilet before bed they work for me.It took me ages of waking up 'dry' then 'wet' before I faced facts that I was a bedwetter.No big deal,if you wake up 'dry' then good,if you wake up 'wet' you just flush the goodnite away.here is a loss of pride in al this,but you are not alone :)

Posted by Optionaljohnyboy on 22/02/2014 at 08:00

the video was usfull but i am 65

Posted by no name on 13/02/2014 at 08:40

Hi I just woke up soaked first time in my life and have roomates so was a little embarrassing but I noticed when I stood up I had severe cramps but nothing seemed outta the ordinary but this pain.is this normal? Has it happened to others that havent had bedwetting problems before?what could it be? Tia for the help

Posted by Optional on 07/01/2014 at 01:42

Im a healthy 23 year old female who is slightly on the chubby side. In September last year I wet the bed for the first time since childhood and I did not have this habit as a child. I did have a dream that I was peeing on that night. 6 months later (2 days ago) I wet the bed again but this time there wasn't a dream to accompany this. I am under going stress at the moment but otherwise I'm worried that this is going to become a habit. Can someone please tell me what's going on? ?

Posted by Optional on 30/12/2013 at 03:36

My problem is I only wet the bed when I have the dream about being in the bathroom , what's the reason of this

Posted by Optional on 14/12/2013 at 11:52

bed wetting is happening when i was a child and now i have also this problem my parent can not understand me.i say my parents ican not feel that bed wetting is happening in night.after some time bed wetting i wake up and that time i think why this problem is not finished

Posted by Optional on 19/11/2013 at 08:33

Thank you for very brief nice explanation regarding bed wetting, i have nephew he is 14 and he is still wetting the best, is desmopressin is useful thing for him or not. Sultan

Posted by PandaAlli on 18/11/2013 at 06:46

So i read this article, and i feel un satisfied. Ive been zearchi.g for hours but nothing helps me... I am 12 yrs old and female. Lately i have been wetting my panties. Its during sleep. It doesnt really smell. To me, it might be stress. My parents argue, sometimes they get phisical and fight... I sit in my room with every door wide open so i can easily run down if any fighting happens. I wait for my brother [17 yrs old] to get home. Until his not home i dont sleep. So i really think its about stress.... Any suggestions?

Posted by Optional on 13/11/2013 at 09:21

This really helped me. I have sleep apnoea which probably causes this. Thanks!

Posted by Optional on 09/11/2013 at 03:36

I am a 58 year old female who wet her bed as a young child. I outgrew it after a while, and it was only in my mid 20s that the problem reoccured. Fortunately, the episodes were sporadic. However, those were the days before the internet and I believed I was a bit of a freak. I consequently trained myself to wake up and for years this worked. But it did mean that I awoke up to half a dozen times to go to the bathroom. However, in recent years this training has disappeared and I usually only wake once, maybe twice, to use the bathroom. I don't recall any problems for a good twenty years or so, but in the last 10 or so years, the problem has crept back. On the positive side, it is only an occasionally problem. But it is still annoying when it happens, and even distressing. And of course there is always the worry that it might happen in someone else's home, or while travelling. I don't feel that the problem is significant enough to wear diapers or any other protection methods at this stage. Here's the thing. Whenever one has an embarrassing problem, one tends to think you are alone in the world with the problem. But that is very rarely the case. And in the internet age we can share problems and get support through forums like these. As a matter of interest, most - but not all - of my bedwetting episodes involve dreaming that I am using the lavatory. In my case it has nothing to do with drinking alcohol, stress, a weak bladder, not emptying my bladder or any other obvious cause. It seems to just one of those things, and after reading many of the posts here, I have decided just to get on with life and not worry about it any longer. I am not alone and many people have far worse things to contend with, including worse bed wetting experiences. My husband seems unfazed by my occasional wetting episodes (he usually sleeps through them and fortunately I usually don't pee too much), but It seems that sharing the problem with your partner is the way to go and if they are not understanding, they are probably not going to be understanding or supportive generally. Find someone else, if that's an option. Good luck.

Posted by Priyanka on 07/11/2013 at 04:07

Im 17 n im still bedwetting my doc told me dat im having bladder infection n he gave me tablets bt dey dnt work i hv nw lose hope dat i wl ever stop.Im always stress .;(

Posted by Patient on 04/11/2013 at 06:38

A frustrating problem that makes me not even willing to do anything at all , i can not get married becauseif it , can nit travel , can not spend a night at a friend's place , living by myself with no roommate , when it happens it just makes me hope that my life could just end so u do bot have to think of it , thank god i am a bit religious so committing suicide is not on my list , have tried medication such as minrin , dessmopressin but they would only work as long as i am taking medicine , once no medicine the problem would just start back again , i am away from my family , they do not even live in the states , it could be my childhood cuz i used to get beat up by my father all the time , while my sisters were getting a much better treatment from everyone , even my youngest brother was treated better than me , i am so sorry fof my long story , but i am unable to even speak up , i can not discuss it with anybody even a doctor , so yhanks for reading

Posted by anonymous on 03/11/2013 at 07:03

Ive had 3 surgeries one which my Appendix was removed and 31 shots in my lower back recently. This started before the shots. I never had this problem before. It started out as me dreaming I had to pee and then I would wake up and run to bathroom, now its progressed to me waking up right after and me running to the bathroom to finish!! Its embarrassing, Ive talked to my doctor about it and she has 2 options one to do the muscle exercise, and the other to go to a bladder specialist to fill my bladder up etc.. not sure what happens when I tell her its still happening!!

Posted by Mick on 24/10/2013 at 10:36

Have been researching this as I have had this issue since childhood. For me I dream that i am actually going through the motions of urinating in a dream state. different places and locations. This does not happen all the time but when it does I feel guilt shame and to be honest am at my wits end. I asked my doctor but just got palmed off. my wife wants to sleep in separate beds now and i just feel this is the end for me. Please can you help.

Posted by Optional on 06/10/2013 at 07:28

Im 25 yrs old and am bed wetting,i dnt knw when i i stopped when i was a child,i started wetting the bed at the age of 23 and and wet the bed 4-5 times a year,its so embarrassing,m currently staying with my boyfriend and whenever it happens he tells me to sort it out,i dnt know how am gonna sort it out pls help...i wet the bed only if i dream peeing in the toilet and wake up soaking and it happens in the morning,today it happend @7:20 a.m ,i don't know what to do ,i can't live ike this..he will break-up with me coz of it,plz help if theres any pill to stop all this embarrassment tell me.HELP!

Posted by Sandra Peterson on 05/10/2013 at 06:50

My 72 year old husband wets the bed. He had a stroke 6 years ago but just about 4 months ago started wetting the bed every night. I have put him in a male "diaper". The frustrating part is that he pulls off the diaper every night & wets the bed. I give him a lot of water during the day & encourage him to urinate during the day. But he does very little. He seems yo save it ll up & pulls the diaper off & wets the bed. Because he has had a stroke he doesn't seem to know what he is doing. I am very upset and frustrated. What do I do. The bed is really wet and badly soiled every morning. My e mail is jerbos7@att.net

Posted by Optional on 01/10/2013 at 08:02

have actually wet the bed on a few occasions and even after having had a wee, still feel as if i need to go

Posted by Optional on 20/09/2013 at 02:55

Im a married woman.. Bt my husband never felt embarrassing for my problem. He is very supportive. He ll make me awake in night. Bt within 2 or 3 hours again wetting. Pls u ve to help me.

Posted by Optional on 15/09/2013 at 07:39

i dream that i have to go pee and go to toilet then when i wake up i already pee in bed i was dreaming that i pee in the toilet but is not is in bed

Posted by seann odoms on 04/09/2013 at 11:43

But the problem would still persist. Let me explain! Bedwetters, enuretics, encopretics, diaper-users ..........I am afraid that your main problem is YOU, yourselves. We are forgetting that some 100% of humans are bullies. Yes that is right. We are all paranoid about being inadequate in some way, so when we see someone we perceive as weaker, we reactively put him down. It is instinctive and almost subconscious. If, when discovered, you shrink back in embarrassment and shame, everyone around will detect this and see it as weakness and will instantly mock, bully, diss & even ostracise you. But, if you demonstrate self-confidence and say, "so what? What's it to do with you? get a life!", it is they who will shrink back, simply come to terms with it, maybe even want to discuss it . I know personally, because I am undertaking a public campaign, called - NappyzRNormL -, to address & counter public attitudes to regular, non-fetish diaper-wearing for health, comfort & convenience reasons (like mine). As a shock tactic, I walk freely publicly in exposed diapers and, guess what, nobody chastises or bullies me. Are you amazed? Actually they often ask for photos, which is great in an accepting way, but not quite the "normalization" of diapers that I am looking for. But public acceptance takes time and it's a start. Yes I do dish out cards, give them my website address and explain my campaign .....but only AFTER they have already accepted me. Why then do they not get at me? .....as I said, it is because I am confident. I have my offense on the field, their D is now in read and react mode. So here, bedwetters in diapers, is your modus operandi. If discovered in diapers, talk about them in casual conversation; they are only another form of boxer shorts. Tell people that you need them, of course, but tell them the advantages (and there are many of those). Don't be afraid to laugh about it. After all, if the others wore feathered hats you would laugh, but only in banter & good spirit. So...... NEVER BE AFRAID TO WEAR DIAPERS AND, WHEN DISCOVERED IN THEM, ALWAYS BE **CONFIDENT** & NEVER SHOW WEAKNESS! YOU WILL GET YOUR LIFE BACK. Good luck and regards.

Posted by Optional on 02/09/2013 at 02:17

I'm a 22 male whom has never wet the bed as a child or adult, but today randomly I wake up full on peeing.. freaked me out, I just hope I'm not to be expecting more of this

Posted by Optional on 31/08/2013 at 12:19

4 to 6 nights per week. haven't been able to control bedwetting for as long as I can remember. Am single and live at home. Work during the day and not rushed. Take no medications and I'm healthy.

Posted by Optional on 26/08/2013 at 01:44

Up until I was 23 I was a bed wetter every night... I even now need to get up to go to the toilet 2/3 Times in a night... I have a 5 year old son who up until recently didn't wet the bed in the night but in the last 3 month's he has started having accidents... I have stopped his drinks after 5.30.... And he will still wet the bed 4 nights in a week... I am worried that he may carry on bedwetting into adulthood like I did... Would this be a reasonable assumption

Posted by connorjj on 21/08/2013 at 06:14

Im 15 and I still wet the bed. It bothers me sometimes but my mom and grandma say its nothing to be ashamed about. I really don't feel like i have to go until the last minute and then sometimes its too late. I had alot of accidents when i was younger because of this. I still mess my pants sometimes too. Its gotten a little better during the day but still happens most nites. I did wet my pants at the movies this weekend but luckily i was wearing special pants. Thats what i do when im going to be out

Posted by Emilia on 20/08/2013 at 08:22

I was abused as a child and wet the bed out of anxiety, when DOC moved me to my fathers house it stopped the very night i moved in. It has happened twice in the past few weeks and only while i was at my friends house. He was really nice about it and it wasn't an especially bad experience.. The problem is i don't know what could be causing it, i had several urinary tract infections as a child that moved up to my kidneys because my mother wouldn't take me to a doctor, resulting in some damage. Could that be the problem? I've had quite a few in the past year, all aptly treated when i realised the problem. Its very embarrassing and i don't want to risk my friendship because he is literally my only friend and he's amazing and i want to grow up with him. Im 16 and when it stopped i was 13 if it helps.

Posted by Franarah on 15/08/2013 at 08:16

Basically I am 26 weeks pregnant and in the last few days I have wet the bed twice without even knowing until I wake up and it's soaking, it's not a little it is lots. This is only happened this week. I have had a bladder problem but seemed to get better as have Botox to help, but since I have become pregnant seems worse again and feel like a young child? Any help please.

Posted by Optional on 15/08/2013 at 04:07

As the 'Urinator' said, "what can you do? I try to laugh it off and enjoy life as much as possible." and he is precisely right. What can you do? Well, all you can do is to try and follow some of the preventative measures, e.g. drink routines, kegal exercises are good too (http://kegelexercisesformen.com/urinary_incontinence_in_men.html) but dont stress about the outcome. The worse thing you can do is follow a line of negative thinking. Not to belittle the impacts and severity of bed wetting, but one can go on all day justifying why it is affecting your life and relationships etc. We think things into reality. So if you think, this problem is ruining my life, it will make you feel like your life is being ruined and isnt actually helping you. I was a premature ejacualator and was a bag of nerves when getting intimite. I tried all sorts of exercises, specialized condoms, even getting wasted before having sex. The main thing was that I didnt feel victimized and didnt give a dam, I just got on with it and enjoyed myself (and her). My capacity to last longer has improved ten fold. What Im saying is you create a reality. Just accept this is just a body, it cant always function perfectly and remain happy despite the problem, your familiarity with the problem and more understanding of it which is often the solution. Top things I would suggest: - Kegal exercises - Trying to hold off the bathroom. The need to wee is a routine that YOU establish. If follow your urge to go every 5 minutes, you will never be able to last longer than an hour. You need to be disciplined. - Going to sleep with a mantra: "I do not wet the bed" or "I am not a bed wetter" etc. - Not believing you life is over. Man up! Life is great, and only society says you should be embarrassed. - Eating healthy. You pee often to excrete the toxins in your system. Stop eating KFC! :) - Drink lots of water during the day. He said what?? Yes, drink lots during the day, provide your body with fluids it needs. Then stop a good several hours before bed. (I guess we all know that already) If you stop drinking water all together thinking that will solve the problem you are mistaken and may have some interesting kidney problems ahead of you! - Loosen up, go for a run and be happy! Life goes on! Ps. I bed wet the other week in the bed with my girlfriend. She laughed her ass off at me (grr) but I laughed it off too. (ill get her back one day haha) Anyway it has brought us even closer id say. 'through thick and thin' I think they call it....

Posted by Optional on 14/08/2013 at 06:32

I always wet my bed at night and tht is realy killing me....its very embarassing ....icnt travel....spend wth afriend becouse iknw iwl be embarassed...its even affecting my career ihav finished high school bt still ihavnt joined university coz of tht problem.what should i do? Ihav even attempted to commit suicide bt it failed me icnt live in such disgrace and pain

Posted by Optional on 10/08/2013 at 08:04

Hi I am a 40 year old female. Dreamt I was peeing last night but I actually was and woke up in a wet bed of peeing had to rush to the bathroom dribbling. This has happened to me before and that was three years ago. I am extremely worried and embarassed and need a soliution if anyone can help.

Posted by Lily on 07/08/2013 at 07:32

My 20 boyfriend wets the bed weekly... It worries me... We slept in the same bed for 5 years, he is embarrassed about it. He peed on me while we were asleep five years ago and it will not let up. He doesn't want to talk about it. I actually don't mind, since he cannot control it. I make surehe dosen't drink anything before going to sleep and I make sure to tell him to use the restroom before going to sleep...He shakes sometimes in his asleep so I wake him up and sure enough he has to pee. I support him and tell him it's nothing to be embarrassed about. He pushes me away because of this...

Posted by unknown on 05/08/2013 at 01:27

The only time I ever wet the bed is if I am having a vivid dream about going to the bathroom. I am on Imipramine for urgency which may sometimes happen during the day, but the doctor says it is a form of antidepressant for the bladder which tells the brain to tell the bladder that it doesn't have to go. But if I am in Dreamland forget it, it doesn't help. This is very frustrating and worries me when I sleep away from home.

Posted by kiya gujral on 01/08/2013 at 02:01

hi. . m 21 years old. . and i dont have a problem of bed wetting any time. .problem is since 2 days i am not able to control my piss. .it all happens so fast before reaching the toilet my pantys will be half a wet. .it all happens in fraction of seconds. . after passing the urine also i find my self in the position that i need to go and piss again and again. .whole night i couldn't sleep because of this exotic & horrible feeling. .im very much embarresed to discuss this matter with my family or doctor or my boyfriend. .please can any 1 tell me why is it happening. .and what should i do to get rid of it. . Help

Posted by Sergio on 29/07/2013 at 04:08

I'm 16. I wet the bed today. First time in years. Sucks. I think it's just a one time thing. Likely because I woke up and went back to sleep. It doesn't usually happen but maybe my body woke me up because I needed to pee but I just went back to sleep.

Posted by Gift on 10/07/2013 at 06:09

Am a girl of 24 years old i have this problem of peeing in my dream then when i wake up i saw the bed so soak once in very month and i need a solution to stop it

Posted by Optional on 09/07/2013 at 10:22

i am 33 years old and i bed wet once or twice in three months. what can i do

Posted by Steve on 05/07/2013 at 06:42

I have been bedwetter for years and wake up in wet nappy just about every morning I would love to become dry one day as it's affecting my relationship with my girlfriend. She is supportive but she has tried to help me not drink before going to bed making sure I go to the toilet before going to sleep I do these things and still wake up in wet nappy.

Posted by Franklin on 22/06/2013 at 12:56

Hello as you can see my name is Franklin I have been leaking urine at night but Tuesday night and Wednesday night and Thursday night I wet the bed instead if leaking I really soaked the bed I feel so ashamed I want to ask my parents to buy me goodnites or pullups for adults I'm 21 years old.

Posted by Optional on 18/06/2013 at 03:46

i am 50 years old the last 2 days i have wet the bed a little, could it be from my bladder infection. i am peeing blood and it really hurts bad. i am so embarassed.

Posted by unknown on 13/06/2013 at 06:22

Hi I'm 19 years old and want to stay unknown I suffer of bed wetting its embarrassingf I wake up early to make sure no one see. All I need is a support group in SA no one talks about it. I feel so ashamed I want to kill myself

Posted by Optional on 12/06/2013 at 03:14

i wet the bed from time to time when it starts it last for two to three weeks at a time mostly at night but sometimes durring the day. this happens two to three times a year . why

Posted by Optional on 10/06/2013 at 12:32

I'm 29, almost 30 and have dealt with bedwetting since I was young. My sister still occasionally wets the bed (she's 35) and I have an older cousin (around 37/38) who deals with it too. I sometimes go years without ever doing it then it starts up again. I'm currently pregnant with my third child and seem to be doing it more frequently. I've always been too embarrassed to talk to a doctor about it. Luckily my husband stuck around after the first time I peed on him. I knew it had to be true love lol. I convinced him that I was really hot during the night and must've sweat a lot. He believed me but after a while I shared with him what really happened. It can be a tough issue to deal with especially when someone new is in your life. Maybe one day I'll go to the doctor but for now it's comforting knowing that I'm not alone. There are others just like me and I'm not so weird after all. :) Good luck to all of you who are looking for solutions on how to stop it and those of you looking on how to explain to your significant other what's going on.

Posted by Optional on 05/06/2013 at 02:26

i have always suffered with bed wetting and suffered bad when i was at school wetting myself as i couldnt hold on until end of class or the next break. i am lucky to have a family and a fiancee that i can talk to about it. i only lost my virginity two years ago and since then my bed wetting has almost come to a hault (it still happens occasionally but only every few months or so) do you think having starting to have sex has helped in any way? many thanks

Posted by Optional on 03/06/2013 at 02:51

I havent wet the bed since i was four years old now out of nowhere i wet the bed last night. I dont understand what couldve caused this. I dont have any of the above problems so are there more things that can cause random bed-wetting?

Posted by Optional on 02/06/2013 at 12:08

I've been struggling with this bet wetting issue ever since young ,I'm 19 now and it sti hasn't got any better .. I went to see a doctor a few years back but she said nothing was wrong with me and adviced not to drink water at night .. I've tried soo many nights to not drink water and it still doesn't help.. The worst part is my family doesn't understand that I'm not bet wetting in purpose ! I'm tired of gettin scolded and called names everyday ... I don't want to be wearing diapers.. I don't know who to even talk about this to.. Somedays I feel like I should honestly just kill myself instead of just being a burden ..

Posted by Some teen on 02/06/2013 at 02:41

hi, im a 14 year old (im 15 in like 4 days so i said 15) and i have very little problems with bed wetting, how ever i still do it a few times in a row 2-5 times a year when ever im ill, is there any particular reason as the types of illness seems not to matter.

Posted by Optional on 27/05/2013 at 04:30

I an 14 and I do not wet the bed but I am so afraid of waking up and finding that I peed myself that it now affects my sleeping and I urinate at least three times before I finally fall asleep. I do not know what caused this sudden fear and I can't seem to find anyone who understands what I am going through. I do not have OCD or anything, I just need help.

Posted by Optional on 15/05/2013 at 11:32

I m 12 and I have started wetting the bed recently wat should I do

Posted by Optional on 06/05/2013 at 11:12

My son is 16 years old and still wetting his bed regularly, especially in autumn and winter. There were periods of several weeks without wetting and I was hopeful the problem was solved, but it didn't last. He obviously is embarassed and his reaction is denial and anger at me. I cannot clean the matress well enough anymore and am very concerned about his self esteem. What should I do?

Posted by Daniel on 05/05/2013 at 08:01

Im 14 and every time I wake up my pants are wet, not always but most of the time. What it means?

Posted by Optional on 25/04/2013 at 02:10

I still wet the bed most nights and have wet my bed throughout my life. I gave up trying to be dry at night and stopped worrying about some years back.

Posted by Optional on 24/04/2013 at 03:04

Iam 21. I woke up in the middle of the night and realize that I had pee in the bed and I felt so mad at my self and scared because my husband wus beside me and I didn't no how he would react so please please can someone help me

Posted by The Urinator on 24/04/2013 at 12:14

As a kid i wet the bed every night until the age of 12 when thankfully something (i dont know what) changed and it stopped. Now as a 34 year old man it still happens occasionally but ONLY when ive been drinking lots of alcohol. I believe i probably have some kind of bladder/muscle disfinction where the bladder thinks its full but isnt so i also find myself needing to go to the toilet more often than most people. And when i need to go i really NEED to go! The feeling of needing to go becoming desperate to go can take seconds. Its awkward and has caused lots of embarrassment in my life but what can you do? I try to laugh it off and enjoy life as much as possible.

Posted by Optional on 23/04/2013 at 08:38

I am a deep sleeper and i have to wear a diaper at night when i go to bed because i will pee the bed even if i hardly drink anything at all

Posted by sally on 23/04/2013 at 04:05

hi its abt 18yrs i havent pee on the bed but today i pee for the 1st time. Am not stressed or drunked i just dream that all...plz help me

Posted by Optional on 20/04/2013 at 10:26

I'm 55 years old and I've had this problem with peeing the bed since I was a small child.There was a period of time for about eight years I didn't have any problems,then I started having bladder infections which resulted in several surgeries and other procedures that my bladder is weak.I do wear protection at times but when I least expect it that's when it happens. I do have some daytime wetting issues if I'm somewhere and I have to go really bad and I don't know where the bathroom is. I wear protective pads if I know for sure I'm going somewhere that bathrooms may be hard to find.This is something I have learned to live with and I thank God for such an understanding wife.

Posted by Optional on 17/04/2013 at 06:57

I only wee the bed when I'm sick

Posted by Optional on 10/04/2013 at 02:12

I sumtyms urinate the bed at night... Please help . I am a teenager and get embaressed because of it...i feel like i am doing it in my dreams nd when i wake i see i have done it in bed

Posted by Optional on 04/04/2013 at 12:11

Hi all I have been dry for a whole year now I am 31 anf have been on off bedwetting since I was a child I finally plucked up courage to discuss this prob with gp and he put me on desmotabs which are an anti diuretic good news is that they work i know from googling and experience that coffee aggravstes this condition u r not alone it is a very taboo nd sensitive issue im glad i came across this forum

Posted by Optional on 02/04/2013 at 09:48

I stopped bedwetting when I was like 10 and started again when I was 15. I'm now at university and live far from home. Whenever I am at uni, I do not wet the bed, but as soon as I come home I do. I don't even know why.

Posted by John S on 01/04/2013 at 10:26

I have wet the bed twice in one week, first during the night and the second time at 9.30 in the morning. Both times I appeared to be having a dream. I wet the bed when I was younger but havent done for many years

Posted by johnnie on 30/03/2013 at 09:22

i was diagnosed with congestive heart failure.my lower legs swell up with water.when the swelling drops down i start urinating a small amount every 15 to 20 minutes.day or night. it often happens at nite.there is no sensation of bladder pressure so i wet the bed.i am diapered 24/7 now for protection.i do not like kept secrets so it is difficult to find a woman who can live with this process.i find life very lonely now.

Posted by Optional on 30/03/2013 at 05:39

Thank you for your answer to bed wetting.My friend has a 31 year old down's syndrome child that started wetting the bed and her blood sugar was 165 after her evening meal. She just stared wetting the bed about three weeks ago. Now, the mother will take her in for the test she will need. Thank you again.

Posted by Optional on 22/03/2013 at 11:57

I've wet the bed since I've been 7 and it is so depressing and makes it so hard to have a relationship

Posted by brian on 20/03/2013 at 09:17

i am a 54 year old married man and have been a bedwetter all my life, and for the past two years i have been having daytime wettings and have resorted to wearing incontinence pads in the day aswell as heavier pads for night time. i have had all the treatment i can have to no avail. i am a very nervious man and always was as a child. i have a very understanding wife and like she says, its been with you all your life so basicaly its something we have to deal with together and get on with life. when we stay away from home i always take plenty nappies and protective cover for the bed, and as all my family grew up with my problem i dont feel as if i have to hide anything. even if we stay in hotels i just take the same precautions. For anyone who has struggled for years, i would just like to say.. dont hide away and dont let it destroy your life and ability to do things...

Posted by Optional on 19/03/2013 at 03:45

I have a problem I wet the bed every time I get drunk and I recently meet a girl and we went out for St. Patty's day and had a great time best day ever we only been together for a month and a half and I pissed in her bed I woke up embarrassed I had to wake here up and clean the bed and I left but now its been a day and a half and I haven't heard from here what do I do I don't want to lose her..

Posted by Optional on 18/03/2013 at 02:06

i have been bedwetting since i turned 63 which i cannot explain, it occur day & night. i discovered whenever i'm pressed the urine just flow freely without being able to control it, i cant go out again in order to avoid embarrassment. i am hypertensive so i use lisinopril tablet, could it be the cause & what can i do?

Posted by Optional on 18/03/2013 at 05:41

Hlw. Guys. I need help I always. Wet my. Bed. Wen. I'm slipin. Alon but if I'm slipin. Wit sam1 I dnt I. Always wet my bed. Wen I'm alwys. Dreaming of some1. Taking a pee/me taking a pee on dat dream at daat same tym I pee myself nd only think its a dream.its embarasing me to thinnk of it nd wats gna hapen if I dreaam de same dreaam if I'm slipin wit sam1 plz help

Posted by Optional on 14/03/2013 at 11:08

I'm 22 and have wet the bed pretty much all my life all through my childhood and teenage years I have been back and forth from the my doctors and hospitals and tried anything they had to offer but nothing worked. It's really getting me down now it's so embarrassing I tend not to drink much going ill have a dry night. Over the last couple of months it's not been as bad it used to be every night but now it's only a couple of nights once I went a whole week but I still worry it'll happen being woken up by your boyfriend to be asked have you wet the bed really isn't a nice feeling. So if anybody has any medication they have tried and work post it on here.. And let's hope it can help one of us stop. Cause we are the only ones that know how depressing it can be.

Posted by Joel on 08/03/2013 at 03:12

It was back about a year an a half now since I started wetting the bed. It has been a big hassle living with this problem. I have been to the doctors. No signs of infection. I do have sever sleep apnea which I do use a Bi-Pap machine at night. The doctor has giving me meds that haven't worked. The doc told me there are to options. Surgery or wear protection at night. I am a person that does not like surgery unless it is a life and death issue. I took the second choice. I have been wearing diapers at night for a year now. I have managed to deal with it. Now my problem is starting during the day. I have been wetting my pants during the day and not knowing it until it's to late. I have no problem wearing diapers to bed but am I going to have to wear them during the day too. The thought of people and friends finding out that I am wearing a diaper is going to cause me a lot of stress. What can I do

Posted by Asanda on 06/03/2013 at 04:55

Helo,as a child i hav been weting ma bed like almst everydae,bt that stopped and nw as an udult when am stressed i wet my bed

Posted by Optional on 28/02/2013 at 11:55

I am 17 years old and I have been wetting the bed for as long as I could remember.The doctors have always been telling me that one day I will soon grow out of it. But here I am a senior in high school getting ready to go off to college and still wets the bed. I don't know what to do. I have no one to help me with this problem. Even when I try to use a alarm clock I still wet the bed. I even took a nap at my boyfriends house and wet his bed. So embarrassing!! I need help. I don't think I will ever stop this disturbing problem of mine. DO ANYONE KNOW ANY MEDICATION I CAN TAKE? I will never allow myself to date anyone else if this dilemma of mines does get resolved! As I write this I feel like crying.Thats how much I am ashamed.

Posted by Optional on 26/02/2013 at 09:00

Why am I wetting the bed in the middle of the night and not know it is driving me nuts and my parents think I'm just lazy but I'm asleep when it happens

Posted by Optional on 24/02/2013 at 05:05

I'm 16 and have a urine infection.. But I could also be pregnant. Ever since I've had this infection I've wetted my bed. But when I stayed at my friends house I didn't but the night I slept in my own bed again I did it.

Posted by Danielle on 21/02/2013 at 01:25

I have always wet my bed and I wet myself a lot in the daytime, too. All the many doctors and specialists I've seen don't know the reason why. So I don't worry about it anymore. I wear a disposable nappy every night when I go to bed, and I often wear one in the daytime if I am somewhere it would be a problem if I wet myself. I don't think wetting my bed or wetting myself is a big problem; I'm so used to it that I just don't care anymore. My husband isn't bothered by it either. If you have incontinence, and someone is bothered by it, they are not worth being called your friend; if they love you then it won't matter to them that you wet your pants.

Posted by Optional on 21/02/2013 at 09:24

I'm 16 & I feel like I'm too old now to be wetting my bed it's been happening every night I don't know what to do & I don't know how I'm going to live my life like this, going to college, dorms,& my boyfriend I'M afraid he won't accept me so I don't tell him I need HELP! MAJOR HELP.

Posted by Optional on 17/02/2013 at 02:45

For the last year or so I have started wetting the bed at night, I don't know why this is making me uncomfortable because when I settle down with a guy I don't want to have to say to him oh by the way I wet the bed! I need help I can't cope much longer its getting to much, starting to lose control in the day too, this has never happened to me before so why this last year or so? Ice even bought a mattress protector because its getting worse help please anyone :'(

Posted by Natalie on 11/02/2013 at 12:12

Hi, I have had both off my breat removed and I still have cancer I take tomoxfen I have always had to go to the toilet a lot day and night time but now I have started to wet the bed I don't even know I have done it what can I do ??

Posted by Optional on 09/02/2013 at 10:36

Im 13 years old and I never peed the bed even in my baby days , but now all of a sudden it's happening , Someone Please help .

Posted by Miranda on 08/02/2013 at 03:15

I've been dealing with this since I was a child, and, though it's gotten better (mostly because of some sleep issues I now I have), it's still a reoccurring situation. I recently found out that my brother had this problem until he was twelve. I'm older than him by a year, but I never knew this. From what my mom tells me I went through 'more' regarding the situation. They sent me to more doctors and gave me more tests. When I was young it was because of pressure on my bladder, aparantly, and I had to take pills. When that didn't work I had this sort of maching that basically zapped me when I started 'leaking'. When the problem continued they did some sort of catheter test thing that I have no memory of, even though I was ten and old enough to have memories of something like that. At this point I wonder if all these tests have cause some sort of damage and if this will ever get any better for me. But, I guess it's nice to know that it isn't only me.

Posted by Optional on 30/01/2013 at 07:45

have incontinence nightly and some thru daytime. when i cough etc.was a bed wetter as a child up untill my early teens. problem is getting worse.

Posted by Repeat pist on 28/01/2013 at 02:43

Hi.. I posted on th 7-1-13, and my problems seem to be getting worse Im literally getting no sleep and when I do I wake up wet, I'm almost 23, and this is to much has any 1 got any advice please asap.

Posted by Onight time on 18/01/2013 at 11:58

Hay Im 14 and it makes me hate sleeping I dont know if I'll pee The bed but I go ti the loo b4 bed every day why do I still pee the bed makes me nervous some times I don't sleep for about 3 days scared incase I pee the bed I havent had a sleep over in about 3 years now plz help

Posted by Optional on 16/01/2013 at 06:20

never had any type of problem like this. but I awoke last evening wet. terribly embarrassing. going to the doctor tomorrow but I fear going to sleep tonight. I have never had any control issues. I don't take sleep aids and don't believe I have either apnoea or diabetis. Not too stressed out...except for this now. could be the diuretics I take?

Posted by Need help ASAP on 07/01/2013 at 10:03

I'm 22 and this has been an embarasing me all my life sometimes I'm ok but sometimes twice a night the doc gab me desmopressin but that doesn't seem to help.... I'm starting to lose it, I cannot get on with my life please some 1 try and help

Posted by Optional on 02/01/2013 at 08:16

I was in a shop and I really needed to go normally I can hold it, as I spoke to the fella, a little bit of urine came out I then tried to grab it to stop it but it was to late about a pint or more of urine all down my pants I just walked off quick after it and said nothing Im sure he got onto it, it was all down me pants and front and back. could this be a bladder infection or is it I was just unlucky and pissed me self, its bang on cause I go in that shop all the time, if its a bladder infection its ok ill tell him i pissed meself cause of that but if it isnt its twice as bad, why did I just piss myself Im 31, also once a lil comes out with me its stings to hold it, im not sure. any suggestions?

Posted by Optional on 26/12/2012 at 09:36

I am 18 years of age and have had bladder infections for almost a year and a half. I've battled terrible pains in my lower abdomen and have bleed severly in my urine in the beggining. I just recently have started in the past month, everynight waking up from urinating a little in mysleep its been getting worse and im afraid ill have this for the rest of my life.

Posted by confidential on 17/12/2012 at 09:53

my mum and dad currently split up and my sister wets the bed every week on a wednesday this is the day before we sleep at our dads, she is 11 years old! How come she is doing this ?

Posted by petetong on 30/11/2012 at 12:42

I wet be bed regularly (at lease twice a week) up until I was 17. Now I am 19 and it is rare that it happens. (1 every 6 months) I found making sure I went to the loo before bed helped.

Posted by Optional on 28/11/2012 at 09:49

I am 18 years old and recently there have been occasions where I have wet the bed or not been able to reach the toilet in time. It's begun to make me a bit anxious , as I'm not sure what's causing it. My parents suggested it could be that I have been very exhausted lately, and therefore i'm so tired that i don't realise that i'm peeing myself, but then my boyfriend thinks it may be down to stress. I'm getting quite worried, should I go to the doctor or see if it will go away?

Posted by divya on 24/11/2012 at 06:33

hi sir... I used to wet the bed till 18years.After that it was controled automatically.but now again it is happing like night time even im sleeping one or two hours in that time only my bed is wet it is facing since one month onwords ,please give suggestion how can i control that one and which type of dite i have to taken to control this

Posted by MM on 03/10/2012 at 02:39

My son has not been dry a day or night in his life. It is so destressing for him, he does not sleep over at anyone's house or go on school camps. It is really affecting his emotional state. He has recently had a rigid cystoscopy to see what is causing his problem and unfortunetly he has a very small bladder which is overactive. Has anyone ever had botox injections into the bladder to help with this? I'd love to know if botox has worked for anyone as this is what we are considering for him.

Posted by Kurt on 28/09/2012 at 07:33

I had a problem of bed wetting since childhood. Mainl when i sleep at night, my brain doesnot notify that pee coming and when wake up in the morning i found wetting bed so am so having a problem since ago so plz help me。。。。。。

Posted by Pete on 28/09/2012 at 04:45

Wet the bed a lot between 5-7 yrs old, was pretty much sorted with sleep alarms, problem returned 20 yrs later week or two of bedwetting then few months ok, seems to be brought on initially by work/life stress which I am normally completely unfazed by, but after it's happened once then that becomes the new anxiety before going to bed, which just snowballs. Finding that the old tricks of changing sleeping pattern a little, remembering to drink a little less in evening, set alarm to wake you regularly in the night all seem to help. Problem is it can suddenly disappear again and forgetfulness kicks in! Plus it takes a lot longer and more effort to change ones daily lifestyle as an adult than a child. Embarrassed mainly because it's damaging relations with my dad, he's upset because he cares - but if I sense (even mistakenly) that it's on his mind too or causing him worry, then this just adds to the stress and the cause of the problem!

Posted by Sasha on 25/09/2012 at 08:04

I've been bedwetting all my lyf...bt recently it reduced 2 once a week or twice. Now i'm about 2 go into d university...and i must have a roomate..this situation is rili freakin me out.have tried different terapyies bt it wont stop...pls help

Posted by Optional on 12/09/2012 at 07:25

ive been wetting the bed since i was a child i find the disposable pull up nappies aren't very good as they tend to leak

Posted by Optional on 05/09/2012 at 12:22

sir, i am studying in 10th standard and i am suffering from bedwetting for more than one year.we consulted many doctors but nothing effected.now my class tour is on nov and its of 4days long .all my friends asked me to come but how can i go with this.???.so i just need your help.please.its my request..please reply to this

Posted by Carrie on 05/09/2012 at 11:12

Hey, I'm about to start uni, moving away from home and what not, and over the past two weeks I've wet the bed twice. This isn't usual for me at all and I'm getting super worried that it'll continue at uni on a more regular basis. Is it worth seeing my GP? And what steps can I take to prevent it on my own?

Posted by Optional on 23/08/2012 at 09:38

My sister is going to sleep later and later and I'm getting tired and tired and when I do get to sleep I'm so tired I'm not waking up for a toilet and I wet the bed what shall I do and souls I ask my mum to get me nappies

Posted by Optional on 04/08/2012 at 11:41

I have only pee the bed twice once back in 2011 when I first moved in with my boyfriend and now when I just moved in with my mom ... I feel its because of stress from moving homes but iam not sure should I be worried

Posted by Embarrassing Problems on 21/06/2012 at 06:14

To bubbles (21/06/2012). Please see our section on what your doctor can do to help: www.embarrassingproblems.com/problem/bed-wetting-adults/bed-wetting-adults-doctor Your doctor will be able to do a simple urine test for diabetes and provide you with the best advice. 1 in 6 adults and teenagers who wet the bed never seek help. Be one of the brave ones and tackle it, move on.

Posted by bubbles on 21/06/2012 at 12:11

I have been wetting my bed since I can remember now, my father's side of the family has a history of diabetes and my dad wet his bed till age 21 and I'm 26 now I thought this would have stopped by now. I sometimes wet the bed during the day I don't drink coffee and I only started drinking alcohol at 21 and I only drink on special occasion so I guess my problem would be caused by diabetes. I haven't tested yet I'm scared that I won't eat the food that I like. I'm staying with my 30year old boyfriend and he knows my problem. My question is will I be able to have kids with this kind of problem? And is it ever gonna go away? Before I wet my bed I always have a dream, I dream that I'm in the bathroom trying to pee or struggling to get my pee in the toilet hole and when I'm almost done then I wake up and realise that my bed is wet already. What is wrong with me?

Posted by Boniface on 17/06/2012 at 01:37

Iam 33 yrs of age from my child hood till now am still wetting my bed at night at times it occurs in the day time i dnt know what to do about i have prayed and prayed nothing seems to be change it makes me useless because am afraid to travel out please what could be the cause and what wil i do for this embarrassment to stop.

Posted by Optional on 02/06/2012 at 05:39

i have this wet dream every night why

Posted by Sky-mar on 15/05/2012 at 09:27

Thankyou, after reading over this i wrote down the causes. I went to the doctor a week after and realised i had UTI a bladder infection. Without this article i would of never known the problem or speak to anyone about it. Im still tackling my problem but im on the trail to recovery. I cant thank you enough! xx

Posted by sue on 01/05/2012 at 01:49

am a woman age 30 and am still wetting bed.and what can i do?i been in doctors but nothing happen.

Posted by is this ok on 01/05/2012 at 11:27

so im turning 20 in like 7 days i have never wet the bed before in my entire life not once and i wake up in a lake of pee and my boyfriend next to me i go to stand up to clean everything and more just pours out without my control. he says he isnt grossed out or nuthin he was very sympathetic but im so scared to go to sleep for fear it might happen again :( not to mention totally embarrassed bc i never thought id need the plastic cover on my bed :(

Posted by Mendy on 19/03/2012 at 08:59

I am a guy and still wetting the bed wat can i do?

Posted by john on 25/02/2012 at 07:09

At the age of 13 I got a waterbed and loved it! 1 to 3 times a year I would wet my bed but have noticed that the problem has stopped since getting rid of my waterbed. I liked to party at a young age and at times I loved my deep sleeps so there were many risk factors. I got rid of my waterbed in my early 30's and was also diagnosed with testicular cancer about that time. I honestly believe the cause of both were in part my waterbed!!!

Posted by Optional on 21/02/2012 at 10:32

my mother is 78-and recovering from a traumatic brain injury suffered ed july 26,2011-we put double padded briefs on her at night and pads under her. she is soaked in the morning and sometimes up to her neck-her brain does not tell her when to go or that she has even gone- we are waiting for her brain to recover but what can we do in the meantime for her at night??

Posted by Sir Peesalot on 12/02/2012 at 10:33

It sounds like most of you only have wetting problems off and on. I can't control my blader or bowles at all and i have never had a dry or clean day since I was born. Also i'm 25.

Posted by sher on 04/02/2012 at 08:22

Hi guys, i am 21 year old boy and i have problem of bedweeting at every night i goes to doctors so manys time and every doctors have a diffrent theory.i am in tension every time and i cant stay with my friends out side at night.but now i use Tablet which is easly aviliable in every purmacy . Get away bedweeting thinx a lot

Posted by Optional on 08/01/2012 at 04:50

This website gives me hope. For years growing up, I felt so alone. It's a hard problem to deal with. I've been lucky in the respect that most people in my life who know about it or have discovered it, have been very understanding and supportive but it still upsets me greatly. I've had nocturnal enuresis for years. I've tried several doctors and none have been able to diagnose my exact condition; what it's caused by. Every doctor has a different theory. It's improved slightly from when I was much younger, but I still have sporadic wet nights, sometimes in a row, one after the other, night after night then dryness for X amount of time. There's no real pattern to it. I've tried the nasal spray, the alarms. I sleep with mattress protectors on my bed. I feel like a child. It's so embarrassing. I know one day it will stop outright, I just have to keep trying new methods. So if anyone is going through similar woes, I urge you to keep your chin up. you are not alone :)

Posted by Optional on 03/01/2012 at 01:43

I AM A GIRL GOING TO 22 YEARS OF AGE IN THE NEXT TWO MONTH BUT I STILL BEDWET.I PRAYED AND FASTED BUT IT'S TO NO AVAIL.THIS ALWAYS HAPPENS TO ME YEARLY WITHIN THE FIRST FOUR MONTHS OF THE YEAR, LAST YEAR WAS AROUND APRIL TWENTHY SOMETHING AND SINCE THEN NOTHING LIKE THAT HAPPENED TO ME NOT UNTIL TODAY 3RD OF JANUARY.THIS NORMALLY OCCUR ONCE OR TWICE IN A YEAR.I AM TIRED I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO GO ABOUT MY LIFE.PLEASE WHAT CAN I DO?

Posted by Optional on 29/12/2011 at 04:10

ive just had a baby the birth was traumatic,and lost my baby she went into care for 3weeks for a misunderstanding it was also traumatic.Then ive started to wet the bed even though ive got my daughter back it not common for me can u HELP ??

Posted by Ajoke on 25/12/2011 at 10:11

I hate the fact but i still keep on praying. I feel like a kid when i remember this and i fear that i might be embarassed one day in public. It occurs and then ceases for some time leaving me with the thought that it has gone forever. Please what do you think about my case. Am i normal or not?

Posted by Optional on 24/12/2011 at 12:44

Ok so I had a baby little over a year ago and a few months after she was born I had wet the bed one time and then it just happened recently. It's so far apart and I have no idea what caused it. I've NEVER had a problem with it until then. and only twice? What could be causing this?

Posted by Sherry on 18/12/2011 at 03:36

My husband is a diabetic and I've noticed that's he's urinating in the bed and frequently during the day. He's on Glyburide/Metphorman, do you think he needs a stronger dose?

Posted by Optional on 15/12/2011 at 12:09

I use to bed wet till 15 years old and then it moved on, Now i am 21 and today i wet my bed in night, just waked up, taken a shower and came online for searching the problem. i consumed lot of water yesterday, may be that is the reason?

Posted by John Mason on 11/12/2011 at 12:35

I have diabetis and have had a serious head-injury in 1979 and been having problems since. I also suffer from epilepsy. At themoment I use Transfix Sheaths but the trouble is sometimes the tube in to the bags cant take the ammount of urine at the volume it comes out

Posted by Anonymous on 11/11/2011 at 01:08

this week, ive woken up twice from slowly feeling pee come out. im confused i guess i will see me dr, but i wanted to know if anyone could help me figure out why my body is doing so. i was under a lot of stress at work, just got a new job, still in school, so i might think its caused by stress but i dont really feel stressed anymore. so im confused..

Posted by Optional on 29/10/2011 at 12:31

Hi,my name is Alana and I had wet the bed tonight.I mostly believe it was a dream I had.I was using the bathroom in my dream and I suddenly felt myself urinating everywhere in reality.So I had awaken.I NEVER wet the bed.

Posted by Keith on 18/10/2011 at 07:58

I wet my bed sleeping with my girlfriend, something which has never happened before. Is there a problem with me?

Posted by Ross on 15/10/2011 at 09:02

I don't know why there's such a fear of having to use incontinence products. I broke my back 12 months ago and I wear them in the day if Im out and at night. You can wear them and still use a toilet it's just in case. They are very thin and absorbent and aren't like wearing a big thick nappy. You can't tell when I'm wearing one in the day at all. Of course you should always see a doctor if your having problems, but there are suitable products you can use to save embarrassment if you need too. You can buy them in any supermarket or pharmacy. Its not embarrassing or disgusting.

Posted by Tyler Job on 12/10/2011 at 10:21

I tried putting on a diaper every night but it gets leaks through! Can you help?

Posted by Optional on 05/10/2011 at 02:05

Person who wets the bed frequently.. Known to have small bladder... No sign of uti... Do it only after heavy drinking..only occurs in sleep.. Makes sense but not when it's frequently.. Is There a condition like that that exists and is there something to help control bladder during sleep.. Or increase sphinctr cells? Or watever..hiding it from girlfriend.. But I know.. How do I address this.. I'm scared to embarrass him

Posted by Optional on 25/09/2011 at 05:32

I am bullied at school so I am very stressed. I have recently had problems with my bladder because my bladder doesn't give me enough warning when it's full so I have to rush to the toilets and I have wet my self at school a few times. Recently I have started wetting the bed and I was wandering wether it us to do with the stress or I have a problem with my bladder.

Posted by Optional on 24/09/2011 at 07:31

i am having this problem from few months. it happens 1 or two times in month. i go to gym so it waste my progress i feel very sad and frustrated. what i can do to make my bladder control better what i should eat please help me

Posted by Pat on 07/09/2011 at 11:45

I'm still struggling with bed wetting,its not exactly constant as it isn't an everyday occurrence but wen it does happen,I'm rlly embarrassed and I know I need help so if you cld tell ‎​•̸Ϟ ̷̷̴̐͠€ wat to do,I'll be very glad to stop bed wetting.

Posted by alan on 07/09/2011 at 05:59

my name is alan i am 21 years old i have soiled my self since the age of 16 years old it happens at night and day

Posted by embarrased on 16/08/2011 at 09:32

I used to get my bed everyday when I was a child, when I started school I stopped doing it that often but I still had that problem and I was too embarrased to tell anyone, so I changed the sheets or just let it dry and later wash it ( so no one would find out) lots of times my brother found out because he found either wet underwear under my bed or smelling my bed and he would tell everyone around and make fun of me, I hated it, but I couldn't help it, :( it just happened, in fact I used to dream about getting up and going to the bathroom but sadly it was only a dream (it seemed so real) I still wet my bed once in a while and my husband does not about it because luckily We have 2 girls (twins, 2 years old) that get up early in the morning and get into our bed so I blame them ( it has happened twice) but what am I going to do when my husband finds out?

Posted by Erika on 10/08/2011 at 11:03

I have this issue. Wetting the bed is due to stress and anxiety 4 me. I dont wet the bed every night but it does happen. I dont know if bedwetting ran through my family. I dont ever remember wetting the bed when i was little. This problem didnt start until i was about 21-22. Im 23 now, but getting ready to turn 24. I have stress and anxiety disorders, which is probably why i have wetting problems. I've had daytime wetting as well. I hate having daytime wetting cause its more frustrating for me. Sometimes i have to try extra hard to remember my signals, but sometimes i just forget and im too late.

Posted by Steve on 08/08/2011 at 05:25

replying to post on 01/08/11 There are lot of adult nappies out there. I use tena slip maxi but you can also buy tena slip plus,and super. The maxi holds alot which is just aswell as i wet everynight and pee loads as my nappies are always very heavy in the mornings. Go into google and type in adult nappy reviews i'm sure you will find something there to Help you. I hope this helps. Steve.x

Posted by Optional on 01/08/2011 at 10:03

Bedwetting has ran through my family from my mothers side, as as the gene has been passed on it has gotten weaker.. i've tried everything from clinics to drugs to the alarms.. but it just keeps occuring.... when my mom was my age her accidents were much more 'frequent' than mine, where as mine are only 1-2 times a month or sometimes not at all.... but this past 2 weeks i've wet the bed nearly every other night... I'm really scared why this has started happening, i have to move in with my new flatmates in october and i'm scared they will find out about my problem... i wish to invest in the 'diapers'... but theres hardly any reviews on them, so i have no idea which are the most discreet? Any Advice? O and the above statement that most adults who suffer from enuresis also have problems in the day time is total rubbish, its not always the case.

Posted by Optional on 18/07/2011 at 10:54

have been wetting the bed since i was till date though it is not an everyday occurrence....but it is so so embarrassing because I will be getting married soon and i don't know how am going to deal with this when i start sharing a bed with my husband....what do I do? pliiiiiiiiiiz help

Posted by Optional on 25/06/2011 at 11:03

I wet the bed very often for many years, and it started reducing in instances was I got older. When I moved out of home and into residence for my last degree it only happened once or twice a month. The only challenging part is that last year we had bedders, people who come in and change your sheets etc. in the college accomodation and the few nights I did wet it was very emberassing. I now know them pretty well and well its still a little emberassing but it does happen.

Posted by Optional on 30/05/2011 at 02:36

Periodically,like once in 2/3 months, I wet bed. This is always when I am dreaning of passing urine. I dream of passing urine very often but mostly wake up bbefore wetting bed. My psa is around 1.5 and my blood sugar(fastting) is around 130. I have slightly enlarged prostrate but have no problem passing urine. What causes it and what can be done to control

Posted by Optional on 16/05/2011 at 10:50

Wow, I'm not the only one! I literally wet the bed twice last night. I'm 44. Normally, it's once a month or so at most, but TWICE last night. I wet the bed occasionally as a kid, but pretty much stopped from the teens on through my 20s. Started once in a while again in my 30s and it's picking up more and more now. It's embarrassing having a plastic sheet on the bed, and even thinking about diapers (I am) makes me shudder.

Posted by Optional on 26/03/2011 at 04:17

I wet my bed whenever I drink alcohol since the age of 17 or 18. I had a lot of situations with huge wet spots in the beds of frieds, boyfriends, hotels a.s.o. I felt very ashamed about my accidents, but you know, i'm a young women, I like to go out, parties, rock-concertes... and also I like have some drinks with my frieds. Since 3 years I wear diapers in the nights after parties, that's better as a wet bed in the morning. I was afraid and ashamed,when I told it for my new boyfriend but it's not a problem for him.

Posted by Optional on 25/01/2011 at 12:26

i've had this problem as far back as i can remember. from since the age of 14/15 or so i've gotten it checken out but can't rmember what they said was the problem but on tablets since or else a nasal spray. they have saved my life. once i have them with me i'm good. getting married in july and my future husband still doesnt know 10 yrs later. i hate it and like the rest of ye if if i did forget to take them and wet the bed the shame is terrible. hopefully i have encouraged someone to speak out and get the tablets. your life will be saved once you take them. no side effects for me anyway.

Posted by Optional on 16/01/2011 at 09:32

while out shopping i needed the toilet but i had to wait as they were full i ended up wetting myself in front of people i was that up set that i ran out i now have frequent accidents and i have also soiled myself my parents now make me ware nappies as they are so ashamed of me what can i do as i am so scared that people at work will find out

Posted by Optional on 09/01/2011 at 06:59

does wetting the bed 7 to 10 times a Month justify wearing a diaper every Night? I also get bouts of what I beleive to be Stress incontinence but they only last 2-3 days by the time I get to a doctor it has stopped and the doctor looks at me like I'm crazy, What could be going on?

Posted by Optional on 06/01/2011 at 08:43

this just started in someone I Am a caregiver for

Posted by mr. frogg on 02/01/2011 at 11:59

I've been wetting the bed since I was a kid. My adoptive parents put me through surgery. Had me on alarms. Put depends on and even had me stop drinking anything past six. I am twenty two and have never gotten rid of the problem. I also recently suffered a stroke. But the docs say there is nothing wrong with me. I am always depressed. I need help. Can anyone help?

Posted by Optional on 25/12/2010 at 02:07

now and again i wet the bed when av ad agud drink (beer) or even wen av nt drunk as much beer its really upseting and recking my life as i can't av a girlfriend any more with me weting the bed when i av beer and can't go out with my mates coz of it av wet the bed at friends houses aswell i feel so ashamed of me self is they any way i can stop it and still b able 2 drink beer plz help me

Posted by crystalclear on 22/11/2010 at 02:03

I have been wetting the bed since heaven knows when till date though it is not an everyday occurence....but it is so so embarasing because I will be getting married soon and i dont know how am going to deal with this when i start sharing a bed with my husband....what do I do?

Posted by Optional on 08/11/2010 at 03:02

I have been wetting the bed since I was a child. It is really difficult to live a normal life. I can't live away at school. I can't stay over and visit friends at school or at their home without having to sneak on a adult diaper and then sneak it into a plastic bag to put it back into my luggage until ican throw it out at home. It's been awful. I'm still waiting for it to just stop. I just hate this issue. :(

Posted by Optional on 30/10/2010 at 09:21

pls help me, mine was frequent when i was a child till was 16 but i av a control little over it nw but it still a problem 4 me.i think its psycological. Try 2 reduce water intake especially at late hours.den set ur fone on alarm.for me i can sleep without hearing d alarm sound,so i use earpiece.but if u fail 4 once u are back 2 square 1.try it regularly n u get used 2 it.

Posted by Optional on 27/10/2010 at 08:39

i have abig problem and i just cant find the solution. soon i will be going to travel with my boyfriend and im afraid that i will wet the bed when we sleep together please tell me what to do im so desperate

Posted by Optional on 13/10/2010 at 09:41

Woke up this morning to find that I had wet the bed, and not just a little either :S Thankfully my husband had already left for work. Really hoping this is a one off, as Im not sure I could confide this to anyone :( Im really really embarrassed!!!!!

Posted by Optional on 15/09/2010 at 07:05

I still wet my bed at night i have slince a little ki

Posted by Optional on 28/08/2010 at 09:54

I am also a bed wetter i wish i wasn't

Posted by Optional on 12/08/2010 at 11:35

bed wetting occurs once or twice per week

Posted by Optional on 24/07/2010 at 04:56

I have a terrible bed wetting problem, cant meet a man, as wouldnt wish my problem at night on anyone, think its so sad that i have read so many people have the same problem and we are so scared to get help. i wish i was normal.

Posted by Optional on 16/06/2010 at 02:24

It is not an every day occurence, but it is very embarrassing. I don't know what to do about it.

Posted by Optional on 05/06/2010 at 01:55

I have a client who is 50 years old who wets the bed. he has muscular dystrophy and fears his gaurdians...which one causes bed wetting more?

Posted by Optional on 21/05/2010 at 01:05

i hav left masterbation now..bcoz it leads to weakness in my arms..so..but now when i hava sex chat wid anyone..my penis got wet..so can u plz give me a a solution to resolve dis problem. thanks.

Posted by PK on 12/05/2010 at 02:19

I have had many health problems Such as cerebral pulsy and epilepsy. about a year and a half ago I started urinating every time i would have a siezure so I started wearing diapers too Cover the Leaks I was siezing every day all day long the abulance came too the house once a day, and now i barley have siezures, thier was some brain damage done so i am still using diapers, but i am doing better then i was. If you have Urinary inconietence You should consult you GP right away and use diapers too prevent a imbaracening accident. They even have light pads if you a leaker or Pull ups in adult size's, and talk too your family about your Urinary issues so They understand the Use of diaper. Happy trails PK

Posted by Lovelyn on 01/05/2010 at 04:48

My sister is sixteen years,l have tried every thing to stop her from bedwetting but is not working out.what am i going to do

Posted by LUMU JAMES on 28/04/2010 at 06:19

I HAVE WETTED MY BED SINCE AGE 14.BEFORE I NEVER USED TO.WHAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED.NOWDAYS IT NOLONGER OCCURS FREQUENTLY,COULD I BE HEALING?HELP ME PLEASE

Posted by Optional on 27/04/2010 at 08:11

I began bedwetting aged 12. It continued until I was 21. A scholarship winner in England I had a difficult schooling there and in NZ. Bullying was a feature of my first year at shool here.My parents had me physically (internally) examined and I had to use an electric device that delivered a shock to my penis should urine emerge during sleep. It didn't work. I volunteered into the army concealing my problem from barrack mates. It stopped on arrival overseas where we had servants and I could no longer conceal it. Just stopped. There were 'one off' incidents, usually after boozing. As I get older I think I'm verging on incontinence, often wetting myself inside the toilet. I think my problem is psychological. Probably sexual abuse but I can't put my finger on a particular incident. I'm making these comments in the hope they may help someone

Posted by Optional on 21/04/2010 at 08:18

does grief cause bedwetting

Posted by Anonymous on 06/02/2010 at 04:04

I started wetting my bed every since i became an adult and it only happens 1-2 times every 3-4 months. and im embarrased and its very frustrating i need help

Posted by Anonymous on 13/01/2010 at 10:24

i've been wetting my bed since God knows when...sometimes it happens everyday and sometimes 2-3 times a week, its very frustrating, i need help

Posted by caddie on 12/01/2010 at 02:50

i have wet all my life i cant tell anyone im so embarrased

Posted by stressed teen on 29/11/2009 at 08:39

i've been wetting my bed since God knows when...sometimes it happens everyday and sometimes 2-3 times a week, its very frustrating, i need help

Posted by Anonymous on 23/11/2009 at 08:59

You can get over this, it can disappear, I found contentment and after 20 years stopped bed wetting. I had all the anxieties and could not go out and stay over at friends, once I was in my own place, set the alarm to wake up it suddenly went away. Good luck and sleep well.

Posted by me on 26/10/2009 at 02:15

We married for 10 years, and have experience bedwetting once or twice in a year

Posted by Sarah on 13/10/2009 at 05:42

I have a practical suggestion for Paul regarding wearing protection at night as he has yet to find a pad which works. As a nurse we use an alternative to catheterisation for incontinent men, it is a device called a 'CONVEEN' although I expect there are different names depending on the manufacturer. It is basically like a very strong condom which is rolled over the penis to the base and held on using a double-sided adhesive band (wrapped around the base of the penis, the conveen is then rolled over the top of the adhesive strip. Unlike a condom, the end of the conveen is open and you attach it to a drainage bag which can be supported on the floor beside your bed, using a custom made stand. If you wet yourself during the night the urine flows out of the conveen and through a narrow tube about 1 centimetre wide, into the drainage bag which can hold about two lites. The drainage bag even has a tap on the end to empty it and can be washed through with tapwater and washing up liquid, ready to use again. There are even 'leg bags' available, which are smaller and strap onto your leg at thigh or calve length although there is a risk with these of you squashing them in your sleep by rolling on them so a night drainage bag with a longer connection tube so it sits on the floor on its stand is wiser. These 'conveens' and drainage bags are available on prescription through your g.p. They even come in different sizes, small, medium and large and are an amazing invention which should give you peace of mind, just make sure that the end is not twisted like a corkscrew once the connection tubing and bag is applied or else the urine will not be able to flow freely out of it and the conveen will blow up like a balloon and come off under the pressure! I heard a funny story about a group of medical students who stole some from work so they could wear them on a long minibus trip to a rugby match and drink loads of beer without worrying about toilet breaks, they all used leg bags unde

Posted by Sarah on 13/10/2009 at 05:19

I wet the bed almost every night well into my late teens which caused an indescribable amount of anxiety and shame. I could never stay over at friends houses for fear of it. I was even worried about leaving home for university it was that bad. Unfortunately my parents did all the wrong things, they never took me to see a doctor or (as far as I know) sought any help or advice whatsoever concerning my problem. My father used to avoid the subject as he was embarrassed and my mother would shout at me and rage about how she was struggling to cope with all the 'stinking sheets' laundrywise - she even said this within earshot of a visiting schoolfriend when I was about 14 even though I begged and pleaded with her to keep her voice down! I was desperate and would go to bed as late as possible having avoided drinking after 6-7pm. I would then try to stay awake and sleep on top of a thick towel or even my dressing gown to soak up the urine if I did wet the bed and then get up very early to wash it and iron it dry as we had no tumbledryer before anyone else woke up. My parents didn't even bother buying a mattress protector or any of the devices such as alarms, they just ignored the problem - apart from telling me off when my mother found out, so my mattress was permanently damp and smelly, it was just a living nightmare which I thought would never end. I regularly fell asleep during lessons through exhaustion and failed most of my O levels it was truly awful and I didn't know who to turn to. However eventually it did improve by the time I was seventeen and I was able to leave home to study nursing. I never found out if it was a physiological problem as I always asumed that it was entirely due to the fact that I lived in a very unhappy home, with parents who hated eachother and dysfunctional sisters with behavioural problems who regularly abused drugs and alcohol...which is probably why my parents regarded their 16 year old daughter wetting the bed as the least of their

Posted by traveled the world and back again on 25/09/2009 at 08:39

im a ordinary lad play football go clubbing have fun with my mate's but one thing has always held me back. i have for all my life wet the bed nearly every night apart from the odd night off untill i was 19 then i got the odd month off and when i was 21 it was maybe once every 3 month. i found i was very tired before going to bed, to cold in bed or drank to close to bed time on these occations. So i decided sod it im off i packed my bags went to moscow africa and stayed in australia for 8 months had no problems at all i found a new confidence in myself fell in love for the first time in my life cause i actually let people close to me instead of keeping people at a distance. I came home it was a matter of a month and i was wet the shock i have been home 6 months now and this is the 5th time im keeping any girls i meet at a distance now again going back into my old routine i dont know what to do i am a bit lost

Posted by PaulJ on 21/09/2009 at 10:09

I have suffered from this condition all my life but a recent operation for Peyronie's Disease has made it worse. I have been back to the doctor several times and all the usual underlying causes have been ruled out. Looks like I am destined to spend the rest of my life wearing protection to bed at night. The problem is that I have yet to find anything which is guaranteed leak proof. Most pads, etc, seem to work when I sleep on my back but mostly I sleep on my side and that is when the leaks occur. Any suggestions?

Posted by sorrygirl on 07/09/2009 at 02:15

i been bed wetting since i was 12 it would stop then start agian i was always afriad to go to the doctor once i did the doctor was like WHAT!! she didnt help me it was a free clinic i took cranbreey pills they work but now i think its something i am doing to myself but just now everyone elese seem to have the same problem so iam not that embrass about anymore it runs in my family

Posted by Tennage Girl in Stress! on 12/08/2009 at 08:04

My wetting the bed just started a few years ago, it comes and goes for months but when it comes its rapid and heavy..i tend towet the bed at night without knowing..when sleeping ive tryed so many things and visited the doctor all the time ..plus at my age i feel uncomfortable in my room becsue of the smell and i tend to get upset anfy self..plus my family gets worried and it is also embarissing plus i share a room with my older sister ;( I JUST WISH IT WASNT ME!!

Posted by Martin on 30/07/2009 at 10:16

I wet the bed mostly after drinking beer. It doesn't happen everytime. Sometimes I can drink 4 pints and wet the bed, other times I can drink 12 pints and be alright. This can also happen with soft drinks.

Posted by Annie on 06/07/2009 at 09:36

to all of you who r suffering bed wetting.Please see your Doctor.My son has been suffering from this for years. he was prescribed medication and after a short period it began to improve.Also had an alarm.Although it lasted around 5mnths,it was great to see him dry.It has started again and will have to go on medication again, please don't suffer in silence.

Posted by Anonymous on 26/06/2009 at 11:54

I dont know what to do, my boyfriend has wet the bed twice now when he has stayed over, he wont talk about it, could there be something wrong with him? and how do i deal with it??

Posted by Anonymous on 23/06/2009 at 12:13

Can panic ataks cause bedweting

Posted by Stressed on 30/03/2009 at 09:20

I've been dating a very wonderful man for the past 6 months, and I'm loving every moment with him.This past weekend he woke up in a flood and it was my fault. I don't know what to do/say to him. He confronted me over the phone but I'm so frustrated as to how our next meeting is going to be. I love him and don't want to loose him but this problem in my family seems to heritary and I guess nobody would like to grow old with someone that would forever wet their bed. I'm very stressed HELP!

Posted by Anonymous on 25/03/2009 at 11:50

I have this problem and i don't know what to do. It's driving me crazy

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