Why Does My Child Wet the Bed? - American Family Physician
David Coleman Twitter Email. My year-old son has a delicate problem. He still wets the bed almost every night. He is really embarrassed by it and says he wants to stop, but he just can't seem to manage it. For years I put it down to him being a heavy sleeper, but I had expected him to grow out of it by now. Never mind the hassle for me with all the washing of pyjamas and sheets, but it sometimes affects him socially because he has had to turn down several sleepovers -- including one last week for his best friend's birthday.
Why Does My Child Wet the Bed?
Millions of kids and teenagers from every part of the world wet the bed every single night. Maybe you do it. Most kids don't tell their friends, so it's easy to feel kind of alone, like you might be the only one on the whole planet who wets the bed. But you are not alone. The fancy name for bedwetting, or sleep wetting, is nocturnal nighttime enuresis say: en-yoo-REE-sus.
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