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Bedwetting Discussion on Sirius/XM Doctor Radio April 9, 2013


   Tune In Wednesday April 10      

    10:00-11:00 Eastern Standard Time

    Pediatrician Dr. B. Dryer takes an in-depth look at bedwetting with Dr. Lyle Danuloff from the Center for Bedwetting Treatment.

 Tune in to Sirius XM Radio Channel 81

 Topics will include:  ADD, Academic Achievement, Camp, Outgrowing Options, Treatment Methods, Sleep Issues


Don’t Ignore Bedwetting

We review many articles that discuss bedwetting and are dismayed to see so much misleading information in the “Bedwetting Basics” article posted in  According to Dr. Wolfe, Pediatrician and GoodNites® NightLite™ Panelist, there is no “training” to make bedwetting go away.

Since 1975, The Center for Bedwetting Treatment, has specialized in treating only bedwetting cases. They have treated thousands of children, teenagers and adult bedwetters around the globe, while tracking all related symptoms. Their treatment protocol addresses the primary cause of bed wetting, a problem caused by abnormally deep sleep which doesn’t allow the bedwetter’s brain to respond to the bladder’s signal.

Dr. Lyle Danuloff, consulting psychologist at the clinic takes a closure look at the concerns of a child who continues to wet the bed.  Instead of waiting it out, Dr. Wolffe’s recommendation, Dr. Danuloff knows bed-wetters of all ages suffer more then their parents or pediatrician may know. Embarrassment often leads to silence. Children as young as five  often live with feelings of fear of discovery, shame, low self-esteem, and feeling different.

The child who continues to hear they will outgrow it at every visit to the doctor is NOT reassured. Individuals of all ages who wet the bed almost always feel the shame of being “different” in that they cannot do what it seems everyone else can – keep their beds dry.  They can suffer from near debilitating fear of discovery, especially if they experienced daytime control problems due to the weak bladder muscle control that results from the disorder and is not the cause of it.

Bedwetting CenterThey want a solution.  Suggesting that bed-wetting is a phase can be mis-leading.  1 in 50 teenagers continue to wet the bed and 1 in 100 adults wet there beds wondering what happened.

Seek help. The Center for Bedwetting Treatment’s Clinical Director Barbara Moore and Dr. Lyle Danuloff discuss sleep disorders and bedwetting with parents from every corner of the world.  They are leading experts who understand the cause and cure for ongoing bed wetting.
Please visite their website

Bedwetting Basics: What You Need to Know

After months of cajoling, sticker charts, and sprints to the bathroom, my daughter Olivia was finally out of diapers during the day at around age 4. It was no small feat—as every parent knows—so there were high-fives all around. She had occasional accidents at night, but for the most part we were thrilled with her progress.

By the time Olivia was 6, we were still changing her wet bed a few nights a week, and wondering what kind of potty training tricks we could use for nighttime accidents. The whole family was sleep-deprived, Olivia was confused and self-conscious, and I was going broke buying laundry detergent. I decided to find out more. What surprised me most was that in most cases, bedwetting in older children has nothing to do with potty training at all.

It turns out that bedwetting is very common in kids 4 and older—and it’s causing both parents and kids a lot of anxiety. So if your child is going through this, take a breath, step back, know that you are not alone, and that there are many ways to handle it with confidence.

First, Know the Facts

An estimated five million children in the U.S. wet the bed.* It’s normal for many kids at age 4 to have nighttime accidents, but it’s also normal—for some children—at 11 or 12.** Also, keep in mind that bedwetting is not the same as nighttime potty training. “Bedwetting is something that your child might do, and there is no ‘training’ to make it go away, says Dr. Wolffe, Pediatrician and . You just need to be patient and wait it out.

Why Is this Happening?

Bedwetting happens as a result of underdeveloped complex body signals that occur when your child is asleep. There is no way your child can control these biological signals. Most often, bedwetting occurs in children ages 4 and up because the bladder is not fully developed and the nerves that control the bladder and brain connection are still maturing and forming connections. Because kids develop at their own pace, there is no set schedule for when kids will stop wetting the bed. There can also be a genetic factor: If both parents wet the bed as children, their child has an 80% chance of wetting the bed too, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Is this a Medical Problem?

Yes – but usually not one to get too worried about. “Bedwetting” is another name for the medical condition Nocturnal Enuresis, and it usually resolves itself on its own. For reassurance, you may want to pay a visit to the doctor. A sensitive pediatrician will know how to explain bedwetting in terms your child can understand, and you can talk to the doctor privately about any possible medical concerns.

Easing Anxiety

Now that you know the top-line facts about bedwetting, you can relax a little and do your best to reassure your child. Don’t make a big deal about nighttime accidents or treat them like failures. Assure your child that it’s normal, and that many kids are going through the exact same thing at their homes. Most importantly, let your child know that this is just a phase, and that you will get through it together.


Bed Wetting Wait And See Approach Outdated

According to a study posted on the science index website September 26, 2012, childhood nocturnal enuresis (NE) and incontinence has been shown to be associated with increased behavioural problems and reduced self-esteem (SE) in Western populations. The impact on Asian children, however, is not known. This study investigates the relationship between SE and monosymptomatic NE in Malaysian children aged 6 to 16 years.Method:  Children with wetting frequency of at least 4 out of 14 nights were recruited with controls matched for age, gender and race. SE scores were obtained using the ‘I Think I Am’ questionnaire for five domains: body image, talents and skills, psychological well-being, relationship with family and relationship with others.

A total of 126 children were recruited; 22 enuretics aged 6–9 years and their matched controls (Group1) and 41 enuretics aged 10–16 years and their matched controls (Group 2). SE scores were similar between the enuretic and controls in Group 1, whereas in Group 2, enuretics had significantly lower scores (P < 0.05) in ‘body image’, ‘relationship with others’ and total SE scores. This difference was more pronounced among girls, adolescents and those who wet more than 10/14 nights.  The SE of Malaysian children with monosymptomatic NE aged 10 years and above is significantly lower than their peers. This effect is seen particularly among girls, adolescents and those with frequent wetting.

In the light of these findings, the ‘wait and see’ approach by the Malaysian medical profession is no longer appropriate. Treatment should begin before the age of 10 years.

The Center for Bedwetting Treatment has been helping children, teenagers and adults since 1975.  The staff has never taken a wait and see approach to bed wetting problems.  They are very results oriented.  Waiting to outgrow bed wetting is the worse advice a medical professional can give to a child or a teenager.

Their website has a great deal of information regarding bed wetting and the sleep connection.  Deep sleep can produces symptom of nighttime wetting.  Please visit