Bedwetting is a type of parasomnia, or a sleep disorder causing undesired activities or behaviors during sleep. Also called enuresis, bedwetting is common in young children while their brains and bladders mature. Most kids can control their bladder during sleep by ages 5 to 7. If a child still wets the bed after age 7, bedwetting becomes a sleep disorder.
The condition is classified by primary or secondary:
- Primary bedwetting – An older child wets the bed at least twice a week and has never stayed dry in the last six months.
- Secondary bedwetting – An older child has stayed dry for the last six months, but has started wetting the bed at least twice a week for at least three months. Adults can also develop secondary bedwetting.
Dealing with bedwetting can be frustrating for children and adults alike. Goshen Sleep Disorders Center is here to help. If you have trouble staying dry overnight, take our sleep disorders risk assessment to learn more about the probability of developing a sleep disorder like bedwetting in Goshen, IN.
You can also talk with your primary care provider about a referral to Goshen Sleep Disorders Center, where you can receive treatment from a board certified sleep specialist. We see patients aged 13 and older.