Bedwetting or nocturnal enuresis is urinary incontinence in sleep in children who are of the age to have developed the ability to control their bladders.
- Less production of anti diuretic hormone
- Inadequate neurological development
- Abnormal urinary tract
- Urinary tract infection
- Chronic constipation
- Psychological factors such as insecurity, fear etc.
- Poor toilet training
- Inability to control urination while asleep
Treatment is required only in children who are over 6 years of age and still cannot control urination. It includes:
- Emotional support, understanding and encouragement to develop control
- Bedwetting alarms
- Certain medications
- Reducing intake of fluids before bedtime
- Urinating before going to sleep