Last night we had a consultation with a family from Iowa.Asbedwetting experts for 41 years, we hear from families often who feel they have tried many bedwetting solution and are at their wit’s end, and this family was no exception.
They felt they have been through the “ringer” to held their 13 year old stop wetting the bed!They felt they tried every suggestion which seemed to be bedwetting solutions, which included:
Rewards and praise
Consultations with urologists
Two alarm devices purchased online
Awakening in the night for a trip to the bathroom
Their pediatrician told them all their attempts were in vain because by puberty, the bedwetting can be expected to end.Sadly, that is not statistically accurate.It also creates a “wait and see” frame of mind rather than a workable plan to succeed.
Bedwetting is the result of an inherited gene.The time we spend assessing all aspects of the deep sleep disorder–which causes bedwetting as well as many other symptoms–provides us with a great deal of information.The family history was full of sleep difficulties, which is why this is critical to explore.
For this family, the dad has sleep apnea and insomnia.When he gasps for air, it awakens him, and then he has trouble falling back to sleep.He has grown accustomed to having four or five hours of sleep per night!
The mother of this boy has a sister who outgrew bedwetting at age 10.Yet we, as experts, know that although her bedwetting ceased, the sleep disorder—again, the causal factor of the bedwetting—still existed.When this mom recently spent the night at her sister’s house, she was stunned by what she observed.Her sister lives on a busy street, and it’s typical for trucks and ambulances to pass by her home.Yet the sister did not “move a muscle” when these loud noises occurred.She was asked about it the next day, and she replied, “I never hear anything.I sleep like a rock, you know, so I won’t hear a thing in the night.You’d think that would be a good thing, but I’m always tired in the morning”!So you can see that even if you outgrow bedwetting, you don’t outgrow the sleep disorder, and that remains a problem throughout one’s life.
For some, this disorder can produce apnea, sleepwalking, night terrors, excessive snoring, teeth grinding, insomnia, etc.
It can also skip generations, but it’s there.If there’s any of the above anywhere in the lineage, the gene has been passed on.
So for this young man, both of his parents show signs of the sleep disorder in the lineage.We know this leads to a longer history of bedwetting, as well as increased symptoms from the sleep disorder.
Unfortunately, the family’s persistence for a bedwetting solution did not produce results – a dry bed.They deserve peace of mind, especially when their son goes on a school trip to Washington D.C
At the completion of our consultation, this young man said he was so excited to get started because he felt like “God rained down a miracle upon me”!He said no one ever took the time to explain why he was wetting the bed and how to fix it.He felt like this had been his fault, and he felt relief.
His parents were also relieved that we would be providing a personalized, organized plan…a solution that targets everything needed for this 13 year old.No guesswork – No drugs – No star charts – No psychological exploration.
We bring four decades of experience as well as a solid process that will put an end to bedwetting regardless of the age.
International Director and First Patient of ETC