Bedwetting (Enuresis) alarms are very effective in
helping to cure bedwetting.
When urine reaches a sensor pad and sets off the
alarm, a bell rings and wakes you up.
After a while your brain recognises that the bladder is full and knows that the alarm will go off, and so holds on. (Your brain is NOT Silly!)
Either you will hold on till morning or wake up to go to the toilet.
It may take 8 to 10 weeks to achieve dryness.
Progress needs to be properly supervised by an experienced Continence Adviser.
This is not a weird trick as seen on television,
Medication can be helpful for some people. It can be used either as a temporary aide eg: staying over or school camps, or it maybe used for long term control. It is not curative and generally only works whilst you take it.
This is a type of hormone that slows your kidney from making urine. Therefore your bladder fills much slower. It is used as a nasal spray at night.
It needs to be prescribed by a doctor and must be used with caution as if you have too much to drink late at night all the fluid will "stay on board" and cause problems.
Tablets - Tricyclic Antidepressants
Previously used for bedwetting, dryness was a "Side-Effect " of the drug. But it has many other side-effects including reports of cardiac side-effects. ( Sometimes known as the "Trick Cyclics" because of this )
Last Updated Sunday, 01. May 2016