Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Bedwetting Cures For Teens

Teenage girls at the beach

Bed wetting is a common problem among young children and can occasionally occur into a person's teenage years. Usually, as children grow and learn to take cues from their body, they are able to cease bed wetting. However, a small number of teenagers do not stop once they reach puberty, but there are several ways they can try and cure it on their own.

See Your Doctor

Go to your doctor right away if bed wetting is new. If you have usually slept urine free, it's time to make a visit to the doctor, especially if you notice a burning sensation when you urinate. Your doctor may also prescribe medicine to help your bladder from involuntarily emptying itself during the night.

Set an Alarm

Set an alarm to go off three or four times during the night. Pace the alarm to be about equal time between each alarm so your body gets used to getting up at night to relieve yourself. Empty your bladder each time the alarm goes off.

Empty Your Bladder at Night

Make sure you empty your bladder completely before you go to bed. You may want to try to go even two or three times before you lie down to sleep.

Decrease Your Fluids Before Bed

Stave off water and other fluids (especially fluids with natural diuretics like tea, diet drinks and coffee) a few hours before bed. Limit your fluid intake at dinner time so you don't overfill your bladder.

Sleep Alarms

Special alarms are made that are triggered by wetness and will go off to alert you of your wet pants or sheets. Talk to your doctor about these devices so that you can start conditioning yourself to wake up during the night if you have to relieve yourself.

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