My name is Shelly Morris. I am the owner/director of the Enuresis Treatment Clinic of America and have been since 1995.
This is my first blog and I’m told to make it short and to the point…I will try. The Enuresis Treatment Clinic is the solution to curing bed wetting by cutting to the chase and getting directly to the cause instead of to the symptoms. Bed wetting occurs because the bed wetter cannot wake up. A marching band could go through their bedrooms and they wouldn’t respond or awaken. So, how would they wake up if a smoke alarm went off? AND…how can they possibly wake up to the subtle signals that come from the bladder?
Bed wetting is NOT the problem. The sleep IS the problem.
One of the questions that I get a lot is: “What is the average age of your Patients?” That’s a tough one and I’m not sure how to answer it. I would guess between 8 and puberty (whenever that happens). I suspect that the reason is that most of us are told they will outgrow it by puberty, and in the mean time
bed wetting medications, restricting fluids, taking them to the bathroom, remedies, Chiropractics etc. are tried to no avail.
In general, girls potty train between 2 and 3 years old and boys between 3 and 4. So, if a child is still bed wetting at age 5 or 6, it is safe to say it is a cause for concern.
The shocking truths about bed wetting:
- NOT EVERYONE OUTGROWS it. Bedwetting is the number one reason for medical discharge from the US Military.
- When one does outgrow bed wetting, especially if they are beyond the age of 7, the chances of also outgrowing the sleep disorder are slim. So the sooner this you treat bedwetting, the better.
(I will not generally take a patient before the age of 5).
The bed wetting sleep disorder is unhealthy, oxygen deprived sleep that is inherited. We have seen many patients with a strong family history of sleep apnea. Also, many bed wetters or former bed wetters that have outgrown the symptom, but get stuck with the unhealthy sleep, will end up with focus problems once they are challenged, especially in school. They are often diagnosed or misdiagnosed with ADD/ADHD.
We will talk more about this in another blog. I will share some personal experiences with you. Please stay tuned…