What to do When You Wet the Bed as an Adult

If you suffer from nocturnal enuresis, get help.
Bed-wetting is not something that just happens to children. While it is far more common amongst children, millions of adult Americans experience bed-wetting, or nocturnal enuresis at some point. 

What can you do if you are an adult who has wet the bed?

Get help.

This is not a normal thing. It is not a normal part of aging, and in most cases it will not go away on its own. Therefore the first and foremost thing you should do if you find yourself in a position where you wet the bed is to seek out the care of a medial professional. They will help to identify the cause of the bed-wetting, and help you to formulate a treatment plan.

Help yourself.

There are many things that can be done to help improve symptoms without the help of medication or medical intervention. Trying simple things like bladder training and bladder strengthening exercises can help to reduce symptoms. Of course these things take time. Kegels are a great way to strengthen the muscles that control the bladder. And results are often seen within a month or two.

Change your lifestyle.

While lifestyle changes will not eliminate the problem in most cases, it can help to reduce symptoms and restore some normalcy. Changes include things like going to bed at a set time so that bladder training can be more effective, cutting off liquid intake a few hours before bed, setting alarms to wake at night and empty the bladder, avoid foods that can trigger nocturnal enuresis such as caffeine and sugars. Your doctor can help you identify lifestyle changes that could potentially improve your symptoms.

Manage your symptoms.
While pursuing treatment it is important to manage existing symptoms through the proper supplies and products. For almost 10 years now, The CareGiver Partnership has helped provide answers to questions about subjects like adult bed-wetting from our highly knowledgeable, all female team of Product Specialists. The company also offers a free and convenient Incontinence Product Finder tool on their site which helps you quickly and easily sort through over 650 different incontinence products. They are there to answer questions, and help you find the products that fit your needs and can help you to live with normalcy and dignity.

Keep on living.

Last but not least, keep on living. Too many people change their lives to hide their condition, rather than seeking help and creating a treatment plan. No matter how embarrassing or uncomfortable it is to talk about, with the right plan and management products, you can keep living the life you wish to lead.

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