Why Do Kids Wet Their Beds?
Bed Wetting

Bed-wetting, or nighttime incontinence, is a very common problem with children under the age of seven. In general, bed-wetting is not a sign of a medical condition or any other problem for children at this early age. Some young children might not have a fully developed bladders, might be small so they fill up quickly overnight. In some cases, other mechanisms in the child’s body may not be mature, such as the nerves that usually alert the child to wake up when the bladder is full.

Other causes of bed wetting include:

  • Emotional and family problems.
  • Stress in the deep sleep phase.
  • Constant constipation.
  • Urinary tract infections.
  • Hormonal imbalances.
  • Diabetes.
  • Structural abnormalities of bladder, kidneys and urination system.
  • Sleep apnea.
  • Very early potty training.


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