It’s Sometimes Surprising To Find Out Who Is Affected By Bedwetting

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Chicago Bears Matt Bowen was affected by bedwettingWho knew even the Chicago Bears Matt Bowen was affected by bedwetting

Another tragic story of bedwetting wrapped in shame and secrecy.  We at the Enuresis Treatment Center have been hearing about these experiences for over 40 years.  We are constantly asked, “Why doesn’t our doctor know how to cure bedwetting”? and  “Why hasn’t anybody else told us it’s a sleep issue? It all makes sense now”.

The life of a child, teenager, or adult who wets the bed is filled with the fear of being “discovered”.  Naturally that makes bedwetting a closely held secret, whether it be for an adult football player or a 10 year old child. They’ll go to any length not to be “found out”.

For Chicago Bears football player, Matt Bowen, even though he appeared to “outgrow” his bedwetting, his untreated sleep disorder was triggered by the over-excitement and nervousness he experienced about the next day’s big game.  Suddenly he was eight years old again, waking up in his own pee.  What a night he had trying to avoid the discovery as his teammate laid sleeping and replenishing his energy for the game.

Our clinic’s professional staff understands that bedwetting is the result of an inherited gene which creates a sleep disorder, (an abnormal pattern), making it a more serious issue than most realize.  The worst advice anybody can receive is to wait to “outgrow” bedwetting, because the sleep disorder doesn’t go away even if the bedwetting happens to.  An untreated sleep disorder can lead to sleep apnea, even for a young adult.  Then it becomes an even more serious issue because there is no cure for life-threatening apnea.

Because our founder’s daughter wet the bed, she understands very well the pain and the secrecy of a bedwetter’s world.  With her daughter as the first patient, she developed the solution to put a permanent end to bedwetting and the sleep disorder that causes it.  So not only does that mean prevention of apnea and other symptoms, it also means an end to the fear and the stress.  Most importantly, it means the beginning of healthy and nourishing sleep each night, and being able to awaken in a dry bed every morning for the rest of your life.



7 year old wetting the bed – Deep Sleep, Weak Muscle Control, Small Bladder Size

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My son was 7 years old, about to turn 8, and wetting the bed most nights, sometimes more than once. Doctors had told us that he would “grow out of it” but he had actually gotten worse, not better, as the years went by. His father had a similar issue and did grow out of it. We tried waking him in the middle of the night, rewards if he could put together a string of dry nights, pull-ups, but nothing worked.
I had finally hit my limit of pull-ups and washing sheets. I started doing research on the Internet and found the Enuresis Treatment Center. I was intrigued that they worked with sleep cycles and muscle control. After reading further, I realized that my son exhibited many of the symptoms cited as reasons for bedwetting – deep sleep cycles with little or no dreams, weak muscle control, and small bladder size. At night, my son slept heavily and never remembered his dreams. He would urinate several times and was unable to “hold it” for any length of time. The Enuresis Treatment Center seemed to be the right fit for us.
We saw improvements almost immediately. My son responded at night and was able to stop himself from large wetting incidents within the first two-week cycle. He gradually began waking up at night when he felt the urge to urinate. He no longer has night terrors and does dream normally. He is able to hold his urine for a much longer time and I don’t have to worry about making him go to the bathroom before leaving the house.
It has taken us about nine months to complete the program. My husband and I feel it has been well worth the money and effort to now have a son who is in control of his body and isn’t afraid to go on a sleepover. Thank you!!
Lisa W.
Forest Park, IL
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Oprah Show Talked About Bedwetting

Dear Barbara & Staff

I’m writing this letter to let you know that for 3.5 years my husband and I were going through a very difficult time with our youngest son. I toilet trained him when he was 2 years old. He responded very well. I guess having two other children in the house made it easier for Philip. He did well for about half a year.

One morning I found his bed wet. We thought nothing of it. It was just an accident, so we thought. Unfortunately this went on for so long that I thought perhaps my family doctor could help him. The doctor suggested stop giving him anything to drink after supper, and so I did as advised, but it didn’t help. My son at this point was quiet, discouraged, and had very low self-esteem.

One day I turned the T.V. on and was watching the “Oprah Show”. The topic was bedwetting That was it, I though I am finally going to get some answers. Oprah was giving out a phone number and I called.

Our son’s attitude was a great worry and we decided The Enuresis Treatment Center had the answers. On April of 1992 we started your bedwetting treatment program. We started to quickly see improvements and progress. By September, Phillip was so happy his attitude, school work, and his behavior toward life had tremendously improved.

After completely the program Philip actually smiles when he wakes up in the morning and says”mom I am dry”. What a wonderful feeling it is for all us now that he wakes up every morning in a drybed.

Thank you Barbara for this wonderful bedwetting treatment program, we highly recommended it.

Louis Morin, April 29/1993
Enuresis Treatment Center, Inc.
31500 West 13 Mile Road
Suite 100
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334

Mickey Mantle Suffered From Bedwetting


To Yankees fans of a certain age, the real “Mr. October” is not Reggie Jackson, famous for his clutch home runs in postseason play, but Mickey Mantle. Mantle played in 12 World Series and still holds the all-time Series records for most home runs, runs, walks, extra-base hits and total bases. Although Jane Leavy records these measures of Mantle’s athletic prowess—and many others besides—her primary interest in “The Last Boy” lies beyond the ballfield. Only one World Series game finds a place among the 20 pivotal days that Ms. Leavy has chosen “for closer inspection”—days that represent, to her, the “highs, lows and flash points” in Mickey Mantle’s life.

That Series game was played on Oct. 5, 1951, during which Mantle, a rookie, took a misstep into a water-drain opening in the Yankee Stadium turf (blamed on outfield-mate Joe DiMaggio for calling Mantle off the fly ball he was chasing). Mantle tore his right knee up so badly that “his potential was irrevocably circumscribed” thereafter.

Other pivotal days in Ms. Leavy’s chronicle show Mantle doing great things—e.g., June 5, 1963, when he hit a home run that struck the top part of the right -field facade of Yankee Stadium, the closest that anyone ever came to hitting a ball out of that park. But there was also May 16, 1957, when a group of Yankees celebrating teammate Billy Martin’s birthday at the Copacabana night club, including Mantle, got into a confrontation with some other patrons. (Martin, allegedly a bad influence on Mantle, was traded soon after.) Or Sept. 25, 1961, when Dr. Max Jacobson, New York’s notorious “Dr. Feelgood,” injected Mantle with amphetamines.

In fact, Ms. Leavy is most concerned with depicting—and trying to understand—the way Mantle lived when he was not wearing Yankee pinstripes, during his playing career and after. This approach provides something of a challenge. As Ms. Leavy recognizes, she is writing in the wake of a number of self-lacerating memoir-accounts that Mantle himself composed or collaborated on, as well as accounts from his sons and estranged wife. Certainly probing the psyche of a man who freely talked about even his adolescent bed-wetting on national television marks a change of pace for Ms. Leavy, who previously wrote about the notably reclusive Dodger pitching star Sandy Koufax.

Drawing on hundreds of interviews, Ms. Leavy compiles a grim record of Mantle’s extramarital affairs and demeaning treatment of women, his vulgar, crude and spiteful behavior, his business failures and, not least, his uncontrolled drinking, which finally led him to the Betty Ford Center a few months before his death from cancer in 1995 at the age of 63. Ms. Leavy adds her own recollection of an assignment she had when she was writing for the Washington Post. She was to report on the retired baseball star when he was director of sports promotions for an Atlantic City hotel in 1983. She ended up being groped by a booze-fueled Mantle, who eventually passed out on her lap in a casino lounge.

The Last Boy

By Jane Leavy Harper, 456 pages, $27.99

What drives “The Last Boy” forward is the author’s quest to answer the questions she would have asked of the man himself: “Mickey, what happened? Why did you do it? Why did you choose to lead the life you did?” As the evidence of a misspent and self- destructive life piles up, Ms. Leavy finally delivers her payoff pitch. We had already learned from Mantle’s widow, in a family memoir called “A Hero All His Life” (1996), that Mantle had been sexually molested as a child by an older half-sister. Ms. Leavy has discovered additional episodes of abuse—in particular, an older boy in the Commerce, Okla., neighborhood where Mickey grew up had fondled him on a number of occasions. She says that Mantle was also seduced by a high-school teacher.

Ms. Leavy consults the experts and pronounces: “Mantle’s story is consistent with a cluster of symptoms often seen in survivors of childhood abuse: sexual compulsivity or extreme promiscuity; alcoholism or substance abuse; difficulty regulating emotions and self-soothing; bed-wetting; a distorted sense of self; self-loathing, shame and guilt; a schism between a public image and a private self; feelings of isolation and mistrust; difficulty getting close to others.”

The “last boy” is thereby recast as a victim. Which explains everything—except, that is, the 536 home runs, the three Most Valuable Player Awards, the Hall of Fame plaque, the 20 All-Star game appearances. Mantle never set foot on a baseball field, Ms. Leavy says, without pain after that outfield mishap during 1951 World Series and “would play the next seventeen years struggling to be as good as he could be knowing he would never be as good as he might have been.” Yankee trainer Joe Soares said that “Mantle has a greater capacity to withstand pain than any man I’ve ever seen.” Toward his inevitably less-talented teammates, Ms. Leavy notes, “he never showed any one up, he never called any one out, never blamed anyone but himself.” Plus he had the grace to acknowledge that “Mays” was the right answer to the perennial question of who was the best among the “Willie, Mickey and the Duke” centerfield triad that ruled New York City’s diamonds in the 1950s.

So, yes, Mickey Mantle behaved like a wild adolescent in his private life. But this may not require psychological theories to explain. Fifteen years after Mantle’s death there is no shortage of “boys” among today’s sports stars and celebrities engaging in boorish, sexually exploitative, even criminal, behavior. Mantle’s better qualities—displayed in both athletic skill and what used to be called “class” on the playing field—are less in evidence. “Last boy”? In some ways, Mickey Mantle was “the last man.”

Mr. Fetter, the author of “Taking on the Yankees: Winning and Losing in the Business of Baseball,” writes about sports for

Still Bedwetting: Kitty Pryde Is Literally A Bedwetter

Bed wetting has been a part of Kitty Pryde’s life. 19 year old Florida rap sensation wrote a song about bedwetting and claims it is not a metaphor. She said “I’m literally a bedwetter”.

Kitty. Thank you for sharing your chronic bed wetting story with the world. Hopefully your song will bring some relief from all of the psychological distress that bedwetters endure. Contrary to doctor’s advice, you, at nineteen, are proof that bedwetting does not just “Go Away”. The secret and the suffering continue.

We contacted Kitty and offered help to end her suffering. We would be happy to discuss our bed wetting treatment program and it’s 97% success rate. We treat not only children, but teenagers and adults worldwide.

We can change that for Kitty Pryde. Our treatment program can put the suffering of bedwetting behind Kitty and other teenagers and adults. We know it is not your fault.
Kitty Pryde Announces Bedwetting Song

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