Question: My doctor sent me to a urologist and he conducted all sorts of tests, but he couldn’t tell me anything other than to restrict fluids at night. Why don’t doctors have treatment options?
Answer:  Doctors are trained to rule out physical causes.  Often they are at a loss as to how to effectively treat bedwetting. They are also trained with a focus on medications as the first line of defense.  While they do have a patient’s best interest in mind, they often provide erroneous advice such as “wait to outgrow it,” or they prescribe drugs, neither of which address the real cause of the bedwetting symptom:  the sleep sleep.

Question: Why do medical professionals tell me not to worry, my child will outgrow the bedwetting? Is this true?
Answer: Bedwetting can continue into adulthood if left untreated. Each year of bedwetting causes further physical underdevelopment of the bladder and needless embarrassment and emotional challenges for the bedwetter. Additionally, IF one were to outgrow bedwetting – of which there is NO guarantee – then they are left with the sleep disorder that caused the bedwetting in the first place. It is common in adult years to then see the occurrence of sleep apnea, sleepwalking, insomnia, night terrors, etc. 

Question: My doctor tells me my child wets the bed because his bladder is too small. Is this true?
Answer: A small bladder does not cause bedwetting. Our bladders grow as we hold urine all night long.  Year after year of releasing urine at night can retard the bladders growth.  It is actually a symptom of bedwetting, not the result.   

Question: I have been told to restrict fluids right after dinner and always make sure my nine year old goes to the bathroom before bed and that will end the bedwetting. Why is this not helping? 
Answer: Your child sleeps so deeply they are not able to get up in the night and respond.  Restricting fluids can produce symptoms of dehydration and does not end the bedwetting.   Regardless of emptying a bladder before bed, the bladder may release urine later in the evening because it is not able to get a proper signal to the brain.  

Question: Since bedwetters rarely talk about the problem, does that mean they are not bothered by it?
Answer: According to Dr. Lyle Danuloff, Ph.D. the less a person talks about bedwetting, the more it bothers them.  Embarrassment often leads to silence. Bedwetters often live with feelings of fear of discovery, shame, low self-esteem, and feeling “different”. Being silent about the condition is often out of this sense of self. They often become resigned to living their lives as bedwetters.

Question: We have tried to end the bedwetting for years. Our teenager is very discouraged as he was repeatedly told he would outgrow it. What can be done?
Answer: Statistics do not support a pat answer that someone WILL outgrow bedwetting.  Feeling of failure and frustration follow each unsuccessful attempt at treatment (restricting fluids, taking to the bathroom, alarms, drugs, alarm clocks, reward, scolding, buzzer pads, surgeries). Some people stop wetting the bed in their teen years, but are still left with the abnormal deep sleep pattern that can never be corrected.

Question: What does bedwetting have to do with the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder?
Answer: Again, bedwetting is a complex problem.  Many bedwetters have been misdiagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, because the symptoms, such as being easily distracted and unfocused, are produced by a bedwetter’s deep-sleep disorder, and are almost identical to the symptoms of ADD/ADHD. 

Question: My doctor prescribed DDAVP in a nasal spray to treat my 12 year old. Will this stop the bedwetting?
Answer: Always review prescriptions with your pharmacist prior to filling.  Carefully review side effects of any medication.  Studies show a high rate of recurrence with the medication called DDAVP when prescribed for treating bedwetting.  When you stop administering the prescribed medication for the bedwetting, the nighttime wetting resumes. 

Question: I have noticed a few different companies on the internet who discuss the relationship between deep sleep and bedwetting.  They offer treatment options.  Who do you recommend?
Answer: With almost four decades of experience, the Enuresis Treatment Center –  Bedwetting Clinic, rates the highest.  They have an open door policy – visit anytime.  With an offer of a money-back guarantee and a posted 97% success rate ending the bedwetting, they rank at the top.  They provide references and detailed information about the entire staff of professionals.  

Research is essential to determine the best treatment for your child or teenager.   Scrutinize websites offering help to end bedwetting.  Enuresis is a complex problem that needs individual treatment.  Determine if their staff are degreed, how long they have treated bedwetting, and if they work in a professional clinic. Request references that will include families who have actually met the staff and who have visited their facility. 

Question: How can I receive help for bedwetting if I live at a great distance from a Bedwetting Treatment Clinic?
Answer: The Enuresis Treatment Center is the only Bedwetting Clinic offering a truly unique approach to ending the bedwetting for all ages: children, teenagers and adults.  They are able to arrange consultations with families all over the world and bring treatment protocol to the privacy of the home.  Treatment is equally effective visiting in the clinic or with schedule telephone appointments.  We’ll send you all of the necessary materials to support the bedwetting treatment. When you decide to begin treatment, you will be working with one specialist all the way through a program.  Click here to view the staff of professionals.

He or she works with you to review treatment data as well as your progress, guides you through each phase, and tailors the program to ensure proper treatment.