Correct their sleep disorder now, or ….
No sweet dreams for them. . .
When children transition to potty-training, there are usually some accidents along the way. That’s expected when they move away from diapers and toward the bathroom. They are busy playing and forget about the new way to do things until it’s too late. They drink too much at lunch and it hits them fast. But when nighttime bedwetting moves beyond the occasional accident, there could be a lot more going on with your child.
Most children with bedwetting have no medical reason for the problem. There are, however, a category of children who begin bedwetting after developing sleep disorders.
The most common disorder associated with soiling the bed is sleep apnea — this condition blocks air from getting from the nose and mouth to the lungs during sleep. There is a prevalent link showing children with sleep apnea are at an increased risk for nighttime wetting, more so than children who do not have any sleep problems.
Children with sleep apnea do not get adequate sleep. When they are in a sleep state, it takes them longer to be fully aware and decreases their response time. It prevents them from waking up when their bladders are full, resulting in wetting the bed. Additionally, the breathing disorder puts excess pressure on the bladder and contributes to an increase in urine production.
Let us know about your child’s sleep problems – fill out our ‘Sleep Disorder Evaluation Form’