ADD/ADHD and Bedwetting

Treatable Sleep Disorders

Dr. Lyle Danuloff, PhD, past president of the Michigan Psychological Association states “I have an in-depth understanding about bedwetting and ADD/ADHD.  Many bedwetters are misdiagnosed with ADD/ADHD. 

Symptoms of a bedwetter’s deep sleep disorder, such as the inability to stay focused or to concentrate, are almost identical to those of a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. “ 

He goes on to state that “Many medical professionals are unaware of the root cause of bedwetting. This symptom is a red flag to the deeper, more serious sleep disorder.  Bedwetting, as well as the deep sleep disorder, can continue into adulthood if left untreated.  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, ADD symptoms. 1 in 50 teenagers, as well as a reported 3.2 million adults  continue wetting the bed.”

For more than three decades, The Enuresis Treatment Center, has successfully treated thousands of people from around the world who thought there was no hope for their child’s bedwetting. To solve the problem, the bedwetter’s sleep disorder must be eliminated  If a child or teenage does not have true learning disability, the symptoms will disappear. 

40% of their cases present with symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  The clinic’s research indicates a correlation with the brain; the deep sleep disorder’s symptoms mimic the symptoms of ADD/ADHD.

Barbara Moore, clinic director at The Enuresis Treatment Center, states “We know that bedwetting is not an easy condition with which to live.  It’s not unusual to feel different and isolated, and frustration can exist within the whole family dynamic.  Living with a long-term sleep disorder can begin to produce its own set of complications, like difficulty awakening in the morning, changes in disposition, and challenges with focus and concentration.  In fact, we often see a high rate of ADHD/ADD diagnoses (perhaps a misdiagnosis).  Bedwetting is simply a tell-tale sign that there is a compromise to the health and quality of one’s sleep, making this a serious issue. “

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