Nocturnal enuresis or bedwetting is the involuntary release of urine during sleep. Bedwetting can be a symptom of bladder control problems like incontinence or overactive bladder or more severe structural issues, like an enlarged prostate or bladder cancer. Studies shows that 1 to 2 percent of adults wet the bed, though researchers think that statistic is underreported due to the embarrassing nature of the problem. Rather than hiding your secret, you should explore effective treatments that can help lessen the likelihood of bedwetting and reduce the anxiety of going to sleep at night. NOTE: This section focuses on bedwetting when it affects adults. The body produces an antidiuretic hormone at night called ADH, which slows the kidney's production of urine while you sleep.
About one out of every fifty young adults has a problem with Bed-wetting. Fortunately, help is available, and the problem can be controlled or cured in the majority. Bed-wetting seems like an insurmountable problem for young adults who would like to enter into an intimate interpersonal relationship, attend college and live in a dormitory, or otherwise share living accommodation with friends when they leave home to go to school or start a career. Don't Give up. Our understanding of Bed-wetting is growing and new treatments are available.
Posted by Jennifer Hines. Bed-wetting also known as sleep enuresis and urinary incontinence is a fairly common condition in young children and is seen as a sign of an immature, developing bladder. In fact, most doctors don't consider bed-wetting in children to be a sign of a problem unless the child is older than seven years old, or the child has begun wetting the bed again after six months of maintaining overnight bladder control. However, when adults wet the bed it is often an indication of an underlying illness, disease, or a symptom of other untreated medical conditions.
Bedwetting is the loss of bladder control during the night. The medical term for bedwetting is nocturnal nighttime enuresis. Bedwetting is a standard developmental stage for some children. However, it can be a symptom of underlying illness or disease in adults.