Frequently Asked Questions
We have been treating bedwetting for nearly five decades, and we can work with you no matter where you live. We start by sending to you everything you’ll need to work the program from home, and then you’re partnered with one of our treatment therapists who will facilitate your tailored plan of care by phone. Your phone visits are conducted approximately every two weeks in order to consistently monitor sleep pattern changes, and to modify the treatment to meet the bedwetter’s needs. Your therapist removes all guesswork, manages every aspect of care, and leads you step-by-step until a dry bed is achieved. Communication and connection are the cornerstones of our approach.
Bedwetting is not a medical condition, and is not, therefore, covered by medical insurance. Most flexible spending programs can be used to pay for treatment. In the United States, it’s also an income tax deduction.
Many bedwetters have been what we would call misdiagnosed with ADD or ADHD, because the symptoms, such as being easily distracted and unfocused, are usually produced by a bedwetterʼs deep-sleep disorder. Unfortunately, testing professionals don’t usually look there. Yet since there is a compromise to the health and quality of a bedwetter’s sleep, the brain doesn’t get what it needs during rest. A bedwetter can go to sleep for 10 hours, and only have the experience of seven or eight hours. There’s a sleep deficit. As a result of proper treatment, the brain begins to get what it needs, and we usually see the ADD/ADHD symptoms abate. Often there is no longer a need for medication.
Less than one percent of bedwetting is caused by a physical problem. While a pediatrician has their patient’s best interest in mind, this condition is not in their course of study or realm of expertise, and they’re often at a loss with recommendations for treatment. Restricting fluids is not helpful. It only serves to reduce the volume of urine produced, yet it does not prevent bedwetting. It doesn’t even touch the sleep disorder.
Bedwetting can continue into adulthood if left untreated. In fact, one in 100 adults will continue wetting the bed. Each year of bedwetting also causes further physical underdevelopment of the bladder and a weakened pelvic floor muscle – not to mention needless embarrassment and emotional challenges. Additionally, IF one were to outgrow bedwetting – of which there is NO guarantee – they are left with the underlying cause of the bedwetting – the unhealthy disordered pattern of sleep. This undoubtedly will effect their quality of sleep for a lifetime.
Drugs and nasal sprays are artificial ways of elevating the sleep and/or decreasing the production of urine. Unfortunately, if they work at all to cease bedwetting, when the medication is discontinued, recurrence of bedwetting is to be expected. The nasal spray DDAVP (Desmopressin), while frequently prescribed, is not effective at all, even at the highest dosage. Also it should not be used on a long-term basis since there is no research on side effects from such use. Even the side effects from short-term use are of great concern.
Bladder size is determined by individual demand and grows mostly at night. Bedwetting retards growth due to the emptying of the bladder one or more times during the night. The bladder actually becomes underdeveloped as a result of the bedwetting. Therefore, a small bladder does not cause bedwetting. It’s the other way around.
Each unsuccessful attempt to help stop bedwetting (restricting fluids, taking to the bathroom, bedwetting mats and alarms, meds, alarm clocks, rewards, constipation treatment, etc) leaves the teenager and family with feelings of failure and frustration. Some people stop wetting the bed in their late teen years, but are still left with the deep-sleep pattern that will effect their quality of sleep for a lifetime. We work directly with you, the parents, to change the deep-sleep pattern as a critical part of treatment to stop the bedwetting. You have to get to the underlying source issue of any condition in order to permanently resolve it. Most methods only scratch the surface.
No, bedwetting is not the result of a psychological condition. However, it can create psychological side effects. Self-esteem is usually effected, and we see mood challenges as a result of the poor quality sleep each bedwetter has. Our consulting staff psychologist, Dr. Lyle Danuloff, is available to help a bedwetter and their family deal with these challenges if needed. The change in quality of sleep will make all the difference in their behavioral composition.
Because we’ve been regarded as bedwetting experts for nearly five decades, doctors consistently refer their patients to us. We have a 97% success rate, and we offer your family, with confidence, our exclusive life-long money-back guarantee. Once bedwetting treatment has begun, you’ll have unlimited access to your Bedwetting Treatment Therapist. Our unique approach is “hands-on” in order to guide the process step-by-step and ensure a permanent result. This eliminates guesswork entirely. Because our program ensures healthy sleep every night and a dry bed every morning, we regularly hear from families that they wish they found us sooner.
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Our Invitation To You
We invite you to reach out to us for an informational conversation to answer your preliminary questions, and provide you with some relief knowing there’s real help. At that time, you may wish to schedule your First Step Consultation. No obligation.
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