Hypercalciuria and Bedwetting

Hypercalciuria (high levels of calcium in the urine) is thought to influence a child’s prevalence for bedwetting. Civilibal, Duru, Elevli, and Civilibal (2014) set out to compare urinary calcium levels over a 24 hour period between bedwetters and non-bedwetters. Their study included 200 children, 120 bedwetters, and 80 non-bedwetters. They included kids age 7 to … Read moreHypercalciuria and Bedwetting

Are “bad” sleepers more likely to have bedwetting?

Ma, Li, Jiang, Jin, Zhang, Yan, Tian, Shen, and Li (2018) wanted to understand if children with sleep dysfunction were more likely to have bedwetting. Over 20,000 children were surveyed through several questionnaires. They compared those that wet the bed with those that did not.  They found that boys with bedwetting were more likely to … Read moreAre “bad” sleepers more likely to have bedwetting?

Will Punishment Work?

Ferrara, Di Giuseppe, Fabrizio, Sbordone, Amato, Cutrona, and Verrotti (2016) wanted to see how punishment influenced a child’s bedwetting. They evaluated 218 children that wet the bed. They found that kids that received punishment during their treatment had a lower rate of improvement.  Punishment included reprimanding, depriving them of sleep, mild beating, leaving them wet … Read moreWill Punishment Work?

Bedwetting because of small bladder?

Borg, Kamperis, Olsen, and Ritting (2017) set out to evaluate the nighttime bladder capacity in children with normal daytime bladder capacity and bedwetting. They described estimated bladder capacity as their age plus 1.  (i.e. 5 year old + 1 = 6 ounce bladder).  Eighty-four percent of the kids had a wet night with a volume … Read moreBedwetting because of small bladder?

Are kids with ADHD harder to treat?

Kovacevic, Wolfe-Christensen, Rizwan, Lu, and Lakshmanan (2018) wanted to identify the severity of bedwetting in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It’s known that there is an association between ADHD and bedwetting.  They compared children with bedwetting with ADHD and without ADHD.  They found that kids with ADHD had more severe daytime voiding symptoms, … Read moreAre kids with ADHD harder to treat?

TENS Machine to Treat Bedwetting

Jorgensen, Kamperis, Bortch, Borg and Rittig (2017) evaluated 52 patients with bedwetting that has happened all of their lives. They had the patient suse transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for 1 hour twice a day for 10 weeks. TENS has been shown to resolve overactive bladder in 51-78% of children. This is done by neuromodulation.  … Read moreTENS Machine to Treat Bedwetting

Is Snoring Causing my child’s bedwetting?

Karakas, Muhammet, Mazlumoglu, and Simsek evaluated upper airway obstruction and snoring in kids with bedwetting. The age group reviewed were 5-16 years old. This study evaluated 112 bedwetters (no daytime symptoms) and the control group of 113 non-bedwetters. They specifically looked for tonsil hypertrophy, adenoid vegetation, septal deviation, turbinate hypertrophy, allergic rhinitis, upper airway obstruction, … Read moreIs Snoring Causing my child’s bedwetting?

Vitamin D and Omega-3 to reduce Bedwetting

Rhamani, Eftekhari, Fallahzadeh, Fararouei, and Massoumi (2018) reviewed the effects of vitamin D and omega-3 on bedwetting wetting.  This was a randomized, placebo-controlled double-blinded trial of 162 children.  They were divided into 4 groups. One group received 1,000 international units of Vitamin D a day, the second group received omega, -3 1000 mg per day, … Read moreVitamin D and Omega-3 to reduce Bedwetting

Clinical Management

Kuwerrtz-Broking and von Gontard (2017) describe 2 types of bedwetting; monosymptomatic (no daytime symptoms) nonmonosymptomatic (daytime urinary symptoms). This article was reviewed for patients with bedwetting only, no daytime symptoms.  They encourage obtaining a complete history, voiding questionnaire, urinalysis (the only mandatory testing for a bedwetting) and you can consider a uroflow with a post … Read moreClinical Management

Medicinal Herbs to Treat Bedwetting

Cochran reviewed five trials about Medicinal Herbs. Medicinal Herbs are to correct the imbalance of the Yin-Yang. One small trial compared Chinese medicinal herbs to demopressin, herbs showed improvement but the group was too small to see a significant difference.  Three trials compared medicinal herbs to imipramine and showed improvement and a decreased failure rate … Read moreMedicinal Herbs to Treat Bedwetting