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Bedwetting Experience for Children Creates Stress For Moms

The following study evaluated family quality of life with a focus on mothers and their children who wet the bed. It was determined that bedwetting negatively impacts the health related quality of life.

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There have been few reports addressing how nocturnal enuresis affects the health related quality of life of patients and their mothers. Thus, we evaluated the health related quality of life of enuretic children and their mothers.

Materials and Methods

The health related quality of life of 139 patients with nocturnal enuresis and that of their mothers were evaluated before and after treatment. The children’s health related quality of life was evaluated with the Kid-KINDL® protocol. The mothers’ health related quality of life was evaluated using the SF-36®, the SDS (Self-Rating Depression Scale) for rating depression and the STAI (State-Trait Anxiety Inventory) for assessing anxiety.


In the health related quality of life of enuretic children, the family domain score was significantly lower than that of controls (p = 0.02). In the health related quality of life of the mothers as shown by SF-36, the vitality domain score was significantly lower compared to controls (p = 0.01). The evaluation of the STAI score demonstrated a higher state anxiety score (p = 0.003), which represents current suffering from anxiety, and a similar trait anxiety score (p = 0.22), which represents a similar level of underlying tendency to anxiety. There was no significant difference between the mothers of enuretic children and the controls in the SDS evaluation. After treatment for enuresis the health related quality of life score was improved not only for the enuretic children as assessed by the Kid-KINDL protocol, but also for the mothers of enuretic children as assessed by the SF-36 and STAI.


Similar to other pediatric chronic diseases, nocturnal enuresis is a condition that negatively affects the health related quality of life of children and their mothers. Impaired health related quality of life can be improved after the successful treatment of nocturnal enuresis.

Bed Wetting – 2% of Teenagers Still Suffer From Enuresis

According to a study published in Virtual Medicine, as many as 2% of teenagers experience bed wetting, or nocturnal enuresis.

That translates to millions of teenagers all over the world who continue to hear a confusing message from their medical professional – “Don’t worry, you will outgrow it.”

This message is not statistically accurate. One in fifty teenagers continue to wet the bed and one in one hundred  adults never outgrow bed wetting.

The Center for Bedwetting Treatment, a well-known Bedwetting Clinic, has been successfully treating all age groups since 1975.  They know the bedwetting is a symptom of a sleep problem and offer effective treatment worldwide.  Their program is medication-free and has a 97% success.

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Bedwetting Study

I was reviewing the article discussing the study conducted by DryNites and have a great concern for any comments that explain bedwetting as natural and normal for all children. Bedwetting is not a natural and normal part of growing up.
I work with the Center for Bedwetting Treatment, a bedwetting clinic that has been ending bedwetting for children, teenagers and adults for over three decades. Our findings show bedwetting is a symptom produced by a genetically determined sleep disorder.
I agree that it is important for parents to have a greater understanding about bedwetting and the real cause. Children of all ages want someone to solve this problem more than they want to discuss the bedwetting problem.
There is no guarantee that someone will outgrow bedwetting, in fact after the age of seven, it is less likely. 1 in 50 teenagers as well as 3.2 million adults (reported cases) still wet the bed. More importantly, if a child were to outgrow this problem, they are then left with a sleep disorder, along with possible challenging symptoms that can no longer be treated. Meanwhile, the psychological impact of bedwetting can be devastating.

Rewarding a child or teen for a dry night only brings confusion and gives everyone the impression that the child has some control over the bedwetting.

We encourage parents to visit our website to gain a great deal of information regarding bedwetting.

Lyle Danuloff, PhD posted the following article.

Bedwetting is still a taboo issue for worried UK parents, a report has found.
Half of parents have never talked to other mums and dads about their child wetting the bed, with that figure hitting more than 70 per cent in some cities. Two fifths also admitted taking the precautionary measure of reducing their child’s drinks before bed time, ahead of talking it over with them.
Despite more than half a million children suffering from the common condition in the UK, the study, conducted by bedwetting experts DryNites, shows parents continue to keep their child’s bedwetting quiet.
Parents admitted feeling upset and stressed about how bedwetting is affecting their child, with many worried their infant is unhappy, embarrassed and put off having sleep-overs with friends.
DryNites, who spoke to more than 1,000 parents across the UK, are aiming to break down the barriers surrounding bedwetting by getting mums and dads talking about the issue with their children and other parents.
Child Psychologist Emma Kenny, who is supporting the campaign, said: “While your child wetting the bed can be quite distressing, parents need to reassure their children that this is a very normal, natural part of growing up, and they are in no way at fault.
“Children who are experiencing bedwetting need support and encouragement, and this is more likely to happen if their parents feel able to discuss the subject. Bedwetting regularly affects a fifth of five-year-olds, so it’s a lot more common than many parents might think. By talking about it to their children, other parents and professionals, worries ease and parents get the support they need to reassure their child.”
The report has also revealed that 63 per cent of children aged between 13 and 16, who still wet the bed, feel embarrassed. Furthermore, a quarter of children who wet the bed feel unhappy, while a fifth feel anxious and confused.
With 23 per cent of parents who have a child aged between six and eight-years-old blaming themselves for their child’s bedwetting, as well as some admitting the issue makes them tired and frustrated, this is all the more reason to take the taboo out of the issue.
Stephanie Madrell, DryNites brand manager, said: “Bedwetting is just as common as asthma or eczema in children, but parents are afraid to talk to each other openly about it. By getting it out in the open and discussing it, parents will find there is a lot of advice and support out there that will help them get their child through this phase of development.”
The most common affects in which bedwetting affects children aged between three and 16-years-old, according to their parents, are: embarrassment, unhappiness, frustration, anxiety and confusion.
Parents’ biggest concern about their child’s bedwetting is that it could affect their child’s self-esteem, followed by concerns that they may not want to stay over at friends’ houses.