Who 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.