Bed wetting is a condition where a person, usually a child, wets their bed during sleep as they fail to wake up to empty their bladder.
Causes of bed wetting
- A child’s bladder might be too small. Or the amount of urine produced overnight can be more than the bladder can hold.
- Genetics plays a part in bed wetting as some children take longer to learn bladder control.
- Stress can also be a factor.
- Children should not be punished for wetting the bed.
- They don’t do it on purpose, and most outgrow it.
If bed wetting continues after the child is over 7 years old or older and wets the bed more than two or three times in a week, it is time to seek help.