Detailed Information for Bedwetting Candidates
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- Do you sleep very deeply, almost impossible to awaken?
Bedwetters have inherited a deep sleep disorder causing them to spend the night in an inordinately deep sleep, instead of cycling through all of the various stages, essential for healthy sleep. We often assume that if someone is sleeping very deeply that it is a good thing. We have had so many parents say, “I wish I could sleep like that”. Sleeping so deeply, that one cannot respond, is not only unhealthy, it’s dangerous. Several years ago, we had a gentleman tell us that he slept through the Northridge, California earthquake. If that wasn’t bad enough, during the earthquake a lamp fell on his arm and burned him, and he still didn’t wake up. What if, heaven forbid, a smoke alarm went off? Would your bedwetter wake up?
- Do you wake up in the morning very slowly, feeling sluggish and/or irritable?
We all hear and read about sleep deprivation and the affect it can have on our grades and our behavior. Parents are so often blamed. 75% to 80% of all bedwetters have a tough time falling asleep at night. They are “night people”, and then when they do sleep it’s not healthy sleep. Thus, they are healthy sleep deprived. No one feels great when they have a terrible night’s sleep. Waking up with difficulty in the morning is very common for bedwetters.
- Do you wet the bed, sleepwalk or have night terrors?
Wetting the bed is just one of the symptoms of a very deep sleep disorder. Sleepwalking and night terrors are two other common symptoms. Some people have one symptom, some two and some all three.
- Have other members of your family wet the bed, been sleepwalkers, have night terrors, or have sleep apnea?
Keep in mind that it is the sleep disorder that is inherited. You may not know of any bedwetters in your family, but other family members may have had a different symptom. Also, it is not uncommon for people in your own family to keep their bedwetting problem a secret. Many just don’t talk about it. Generally, you will know of someone who has experienced one of the symptoms.
- Do you experience any daytime problems…frequent urination, last minute urgencies, leaking in your underwear, lack bladder muscle control, experience constipation, or bowel urgencies?
These symptoms are almost always due to the brain and the body not communicating during sleep. Frequencies, urgencies, leaking and “full accidents”, during the day, are from the small bladder capacity and the sphincter muscle not functioning at night. The strength and sensitivity of that muscle are compromised, even during the day. There is another sphincter muscle in the rectum, which may also be weak and insensitive from non-use at night. These symptoms are very common.
- Are you or a loved one dealing with self-esteem issues…can’t go to sleepovers, can’t go to camp or school overnights, feel like a failure, worry about others finding out?
It’s so difficult for bedwetters to “miss out” on normal childhood events like camp and sleepovers. The children tell us over and over that others finding out, waking up in a wet bed and not being able to go to sleepovers are the three things that bother them most. Rest assured that your bedwetter is not alone. They don’t tell their friends and their friends don’t tell them.
- Do you have trouble in school or on the job … get easily fatigued, have trouble focusing? Do you daydream or stare out in space while you’re supposed to be concentrating?
When one spends almost the entire night in stage 4 of sleep, instead of cycling through all of the different stages, they are not getting healthy, restful sleep. Functioning during the day is often difficult as a result.
- Have you been diagnosed with, or suspect that you are ADD/ADHD, or do you have any ADD symptoms?
Again, unhealthy, oxygen deprived sleep means the brain is also being deprived of oxygen. The symptoms can be exactly like those of ADD or ADHD. Statistically, there are 3 times more male bedwetters than female, and three times more males diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. Please see our section on ADD/ADHD for more information.
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