Bedwetting, also called enuresis, is common in children but can also affect adults. It can be caused by a bladder that can't hold urine for an entire night, an uderlying condition such as a urinary tract infection, emotional issues, or other reasons. There are many ways to treat or prevent wetting the bed. Limiting fluids can help, as well as bedwetting alarms that wake the child when they sense wetness. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about bedwetting causes, how to treat it, and much more.
When Does Bedwetting Suggest a Problem?
When bedwetting is accompanied by other symptoms, a medical or psychological problem may be to blame. WebMD explains.
While bedwetting can be a symptom of an underlying disease, a large majority of children who wet the bed have no underlying disease that explains their bedwetting.
Bed-wetting Alarms: How They Work, Types, and More
WebMD explains how bed-wetting alarms work and whether they're right for your child.
Bedwetting in Children
Bedwetting is very common in children. When should you be concerned?
Bedwetting: Nighttime Routines That Can Lead to Dry Nights
Bedwetting, or nocturnal enuresis, doesn’t have to ruin your and your child’s evenings. Try these routines for you and your child to help control the problem.
Bedwetting Solutions: How Can You Stop Bedwetting?
Tips to help your bedwetting child stay dry.
Could Stress or Anxiety Be Causing Your Child’s Bedwetting?
Stress and anxiety may not cause a child to start wetting the bed, but it can make bedwetting worse. Find out what you can do as a parent to help.
Bedwetting Frequently Asked Questions
WebMD's pediatric expert answers the 6 most common questions he hears about bedwetting.