Yesterday, what we believe was a teenaged boy placed a call to our clinic pretending to be a dad seeking bedwetting treatment for his son. We are noticing this taking place more often these days, since teenagers spend a lot of time online, and have been come very savvy researchers, and yet they are too shy to disclose to us that it is them on the phone.
This begs the question: If doctors regard bedwetting as normal and simply something a child will outgrow, why are emotions of shame and embarrassment so prevalent? Apparently the teenager was afraid to be himself. I was patient and sympathetic to the cracking voice on the phone, and explained why bedwetting was not “his son’s” fault. He remarked that “his son” was tired of nothing being effective; tired of failing.
I took my time with this suffering teenager and encouraged him to take his “wife and son” to our website www.nobedwetting.com and learn more about our cure for chronic bed wetting. I assured him his son was not alone with his condition, and that the average age in our program is actually 13.
We refuse to look at chronic bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) as anything other than a symptom. The real cause is a sleep disorder. As we celebrate 40 years as experts in the treatment of bedwetting, we continue to hope parents will reach out to us to learn about the deep sleep disorder that leads to nighttime wetting the bed. We are here to help provide good, quality sleep, a permanent end to bedwetting, and to close the door on the associated shame and embarrassment.
Barbara J. Moore