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How do most bedwetting alarms work?

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Although the basics of the alarms are the same -- a sensor in the underwear or pajamas detects moisture and triggers an alarm -- there are some slight differences among models.

In most models, a wire runs from the sensor to an audible alarm, which is attached with Velcro to the shoulder of the child's pajamas. The alarm is loud enough to awaken the child and a parent, who can lead to the child to the bathroom and make sure he changes his underwear before going back to sleep.

Adolescents, however, may prefer a wireless bed-wetting alarm that vibrates when it senses moisture. Because it is wireless and silent, only the wearer is aware when the alarm goes off.

From: Bed-wetting Alarms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

University of Minnesota Medical School: "Bed Wetting."

The Nemours Foundation: "Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)."

MedlinePlus: "Bedwetting."

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Online: "Implementing Bedwetting Alarms for Primary Nocturnal Enuresis."

Fallon Community Health Plan: "Bedwetting Alarms for Nocturnal Enuresis."

Evans, J. ''Nocturnal Eneuresis,'' , August 2001.  West J Med.

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on October 20, 2018

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SOURCES:

University of Minnesota Medical School: "Bed Wetting."

The Nemours Foundation: "Bedwetting (Nocturnal Enuresis)."

MedlinePlus: "Bedwetting."

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Online: "Implementing Bedwetting Alarms for Primary Nocturnal Enuresis."

Fallon Community Health Plan: "Bedwetting Alarms for Nocturnal Enuresis."

Evans, J. ''Nocturnal Eneuresis,'' , August 2001.  West J Med.

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on October 20, 2018

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