The worst advice parents receive is to “just wait” to outgrow bedwetting. Depending on family history, bedwetting can and does continue into late teens and adulthood. If the symptom of bedwetting stops, the sleep disorder causing it can remain for their lifetime and can reappear in other forms, such as sleep apnea, which is rather dangerous and untreatable condition.
2. Explain to your child that bedwetting is only a symptom of their deep sleep and not their fault.
Bedwetting is caused by an inherited deep sleep disorder. It is a symptom that appears as a result of the sleep disorder. Other symptoms can include sleepwalking, night terrors, excessive snoring, sleep apnea, etc. Deep sleep is not be confused with “healthy” sleep, and neither the disorder or the bedwetting is their fault. Deep-sleep bed wetting can be treated.
3. Try to Help Your Child Get the Required Amount of Sleep
4. Don’t Encourage Your Child to Restrict Liquids
5. Avoid Giving “Bed Wetters” Medication
This is a commonly suggested approach by physicians, yet drugs will not and cannot change the sleep pattern. They also have serious side effects. Always consult with your Pharmacist to discuss side effects of bed wetting medication.