BEDWETTING | CAUSES AND TREATMENTS
Learn more about the types of adult bedwetting, their causes, and solutions here.
While once thought of as something only little kids experienced, studies show that at least 2% of adults lose control of urination during the night. This is bedwetting or Nocturnal Enuresis (NE). This is not to be confused with Nocturia—waking 2 or more times per night to void. It is important to note that bedwetting isunintentional and is not something that can be voluntarily controlled at any age.
PERSISTENT PRIMARY NOCTURNAL ENURESIS is a condition that begins during childhood, where nighttime dryness has not been achieved for longer than 6 months. About 2-3% of male and female adults older than 18 years of age have this type of nocturnal enuresis. >
ADULT ONSET SECONDARY ENURESIS is defined as bedwetting affecting people usually closer to 60 years of age. These people have achieved dryness at some point in their lives, possibly staying dry for years, but suffer from nighttime wetting. >