There's no shame in recognizing that you have a problem with adult bedwetting. In fact, accepting that your body is not functioning the way you'd like it to is the first step towards treatment - and you'll be happy to hear that real, effective treatments are available. Simply put, there's no reason why anyone shouldn't have a dry night - and that includes you.
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.
Bed-wetting is often associated with childhood. Indeed, up to one-quarter of children experience problems with nocturnal enuresis, or urinating while asleep. Most children grow out of the condition when their bladders become larger and better developed.
Wetting the bed at night is surprisingly common, although very few people talk about it. It affects about one person in throughout adult life but you probably thought that you were the only one. Some people wet the bed all their lives. Others become dry during childhood, but later start wetting the bed again.
Nocturnal Enuresis means wetting the bed. Many people wet the bed at night, although few people talk about it. In fact, one person in every may be affected throughout adult life.
About two out of every one hundred teenagers and young adults wet the bed at night. This is called nocturnal enuresis. It can be a problem for both young men and women.
About 26 million American adults are currently affected by urinary incontinence, according to the Simon Foundation for Continence. Some end relationships rather than spill the beans about their bladder trouble; others simply avoid them altogether. Women, who are between four and five times more likely than men to suffer urinary incontinence problems because of the trauma of pregnancy and childbirth, wait an average of six-and-a-half years from the first time they experienced symptoms until they obtain a diagnoses for bladder control problems. Men are even less likely to be diagnosed than women.
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.
About two out of every young adults wet the bed at night also called nocturnal enuresis. It can be a problem for both young men and women, with most young adults who wet the bed having done so since they were a child. While some may have had help as a child, many young people may never have had help with this problem. Some young people with night-time wetting may also have day-time bladder problems, such as passing urine more often and more urgently than normal, and urine leaks as they hurry to the toilet also called overactive bladder.