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Enuresis at night is a problem especially common among children under 10 years of age, but can occur even in adulthood.

We examine the causes, nature and possible means of preventing nighttime urinary incontinence.

What is nocturnal enuresis

The term enuresis refers to a disease that consists in involuntary urination during a night's sleep. Such cases should be repeated at least 2 times a week for 3 consecutive months, after 5 years. This is a “common” and fairly common occurrence in preschool children, but may affect even adults.

Although in most cases enuresis is not associated with pathological disorders, it can have a psychologically adverse effect on a child or adult, and sometimes limit his social life.

Age-specific enuresis statistics

As previously mentioned, enuresis is quite common in children of preschool and school age.

According to statistics, this disorder affects:

  • 20% -27% of children 4-5 years old,
  • 5-10% of children 6 years old,
  • about 7% of children 7 years old,
  • from 1% to 5% of children aged 9 to 10 years,
  • 3% of children over 10 years old,
  • 1% -2% of adolescents,
  • 0.5% -0.8% of adults, in which, in most cases, is sporadic and random.

Healing from the disorder occurs spontaneously in 15% of children, in all other cases it is necessary to intervene using various strategies.

Classification of bedwetting

Enuresis can be divided into several categories, depending on how it manifests itself and what it is connected with.

The first unit is based on the relationship of enuresis with other diseases:

  • Independent enuresis: appears independently and is not attached to other pathologies.
  • Dependent enuresis: This type of bedwetting is associated with pathological conditions involving the nervous system, urinary tract or metabolic diseases.

Independent enuresis, in turn, can be divided into the following types (depending on clinical manifestations):

  • Primary: all those people who urinate in bed constantly and without stopping fall into this category. Therefore, they cannot control the bladder or the sphincter of the bladder is not yet fully developed.
  • Secondary: occurs when a subject who has gained control of the sphincter of the bladder between 3 and 6 months old begins to urinate again in bed.
  • Enuresis with nocturnal symptomsThat is, urine loss occurs only at night. Bedwetting, as a rule, manifests itself in the first hours of sleep (approximately, during the first three hours), and rarely when urine loss occurs during the REM phase of sleep.
  • Enuresis with daytime symptoms: in this case, symptoms occur even during the day. This type of bedwetting affects mainly girls under the age of 9 years and can be associated with various behaviors, such as keeping the urge to go to the toilet too long, going to the toilet too often or too rarely.

When enuresis appears in adults, it’s more correct to talk about urinary incontinence.

Pathological and psychological causes of enuresis

Causes of nocturnal enuresis in a child and adolescent, they are mainly associated with phenomena of a psychological nature, especially with regard to secondary enuresis.

In this case, the cause may be:

  • Parents: tensions between parents, ongoing conflicts, separation or divorce, can cause episodes (sporadic or recurring) of enuresis in a child. Then urinary incontinence is a way of expressing the discomfort that the child experiences and which he cannot express in another way.
  • The birth of another baby: the appearance of a younger brother or sister is a great stress for the child, especially if before that all the attention of the parents was on him. In this case, it is possible that the child is unconsciously trying to attract the attention of parents by urinating at night in bed.
  • School: A visit to an educational institution may be the cause of nocturnal enuresis in both children and adolescents. In children, due to stress, the start of schooling (for example, the transition from kindergarten to primary school). In adolescents, nocturnal enuresis can appear as a result of unpleasant events that occurred at school, for example, bullying.
  • Violence: Children and adolescents who are victims of physical or psychological abuse may experience night enuresis as a consequence of stress or a way to express their discomfort.

The situation is different in the case of primary enuresis, which, as a rule, has organic causes:

  • Congenital Causes: such as delayed maturation of the sphincter of the bladder, the presence of an extrafinction ureter or other malformations of the urinary tract, can cause nocturnal enuresis.
  • Hormone deficiency: some children are deficient in the hormone ADH (antidiuretic hormone or vasopressin). Under normal conditions, the production of this hormone results in significantly less urine production during the night than during the day. The lack of this hormone, for various reasons, can lead to episodes of nocturnal enuresis.

In the event that, in addition to night urinary incontinence, daytime symptoms also appear, then other pathologies may be the cause:

  • Urinary tract infections: Persons suffering from a urinary tract infection, such as cystitis, have an increased frequency of urination and a strong urge to urinate, which can lead to episodes of nocturnal enuresis.
  • Excessive urine output: metabolic disorders, such as diabetes mellitus, cause difficulty in retaining large amounts of urine and possible episodes of nocturnal enuresis due to loss of ability to restrain urge.
  • Neurological disorders: diseases that affect the nervous system, such as epilepsy or sleepwalking, can lead to enuresis due to the inability to control the process of urination.

Causes of Adult Incontinence

Enuresis in adults - a rare phenomenon, and can be associated with both pathological and non-pathological reasons. Some causes are common with those in children, for example, associated with neurological diseases (spinal injuries, somnambulism, epilepsy) or lack of ADH.

While others are specific to adults, for example:

  • Elderly age: The elderly, due to loss of muscle tone, including sphincters, often encounter the phenomenon of urinary incontinence, both day and night. In this case, therefore, enuresis is associated with incomplete closure of the sphincter of the bladder due to old age. In older people, enuresis is also often associated with diseases such as Alzheimer's disease or senile dementia, in which there is no neurological control of urination.
  • Female: In women, the causes of nocturnal enuresis are different. The first reason is pregnancy: an enlarging uterus presses on the bladder and can cause involuntary and sudden urination both day and night. Another reason, loss of muscle tone of the pelvic floor musclesdue, in most cases, to childbirth. Women during menopause due to hormonal changes, they may also face the problem of enuresis. In addition, women are more at risk for infection and the development of cystitis, which can be the cause of nocturnal enuresis.
  • Male: Enuresis in men often correlates with benign prostatic hypertrophyin which an enlarged prostate gland presses on the bladder and changes the flow of urine.

It is possible that in adults, the cause of the so-called accidental enuresis may be a cold or an abuse of diuretics such as alcohol or caffeine. In adults, the psychological causes of bedwetting, such as stress, anxiety, and discomfort, are rare (but occur).

Diagnosis in adults and children

Despite the fact that enuresis is a transient phenomenon, in most cases, but if it is not associated with a traumatic event of a psychological nature, you should consult a pediatrician, in the case of children, or a urologist, in the case of adolescents and adults.

Diagnosis of enuresis includes:

  • Anamnesis: is the main diagnostic tool, especially in children. The doctor will ask questions about the individual development of the disorder, the accompanying traumatic events of a psychological nature, about the presence of organic changes.
  • Targeted research: includes a digital rectal examination in men to check the condition of the prostate gland, and a study of the pelvic organs in women to assess the state of the muscles of the pelvic organs.
  • Diagnostic research: include urine and blood tests to rule out infections or metabolic diseases, and tests to evaluate the health of the bladder and urinary tract, such as an ultrasound scan.
  • Psycho-Behavioral Examination: for children, it may be useful to perform a psycho-behavioral examination with a child psychologist in order to identify the presence of psychological problems.

Means for treating bedwetting

A natural treatment for nocturnal enuresis is phytotherapy, which is especially commonly used in adults with urinary tract infection.

Most commonly used:

Bearberry: contains arbutoside and tannins, has a disinfectant and antibacterial effect on the urinary tract. You can use it as decoction (2 g of leaves per 150 ml of water, filtered and drink 3-4 cups per day), extract (dry - 2 g per day, liquid - 30-60 drops per day, depending on age and clinical presentation) or tinctures (40 drops about three times a day).

Mixture of herbs: contains tincture of horsetail, St. John's wort, lemon balm and English oak, each of which is present in a dose of 0.015 ml. Take 30 drops an hour before bedtime and 30 drops right before bedtime.

Enuresis Medication

Medications for the treatment of nocturnal enuresis used in all those cases when primary enuresis is associated with violations of the organopathological nature. Used in children, preferably adolescents aged 11 to 14 years, and in adults. The drug of choice is desmopressin.

This medicine is an analogue of vasopressin or ADH, a hormone that promotes the absorption of water at the level of the kidneys, thus reducing the amount of urine formed. In all cases of enuresis, ADH synthesis is deficient, which leads to episodes of bedwetting.

Other drugs that can be used in the case of an overactive bladder include oxybutynin.

Psychotherapy and other technologies to combat enuresis

For the treatment of any type of enuresis, both in adults and in children, other means can be used, which include:

  • Psychotherapy sessions: Especially indicated for children and adolescents with secondary enuresis. You should contact a specialized center for the psychoanalysis of children and adolescents, in which specialists are familiar with methods of treating this problem. The duration and frequency of the sessions will be determined by the psychoanalyst along with the patient and, if necessary, the parents.
  • Mattresses and panties with alarm: There are devices that have a sensor that measures humidity and activates as soon as you start peeing in a mattress or bedding. The sensor gives a signal, and the child, theoretically, should stop urinating. Success is achieved in 70% of cases, and in the remaining percentages the child continues to sleep, despite the "anxiety".
  • Sanitary panties and pads: These elements can be used in both children and adolescents to alleviate the psychological discomfort they get when they wake up in a wet bed. Such a solution to the problem of nocturnal enuresis can be a good trick so that children and adolescents can have a social life, participate in school trips or sleep with friends at home without worrying about a wet bed.

Rules of conduct so that the child does not write in bed

Exist some types of behaviorthat can prevent nighttime urinary incontinence in children.

Of these behavioral strategies that apply to adolescents and adults, we can mention:

  • Complete emptying of the bladder before bedtime.
  • Less drinking fluids during dinner and before bedtime.
  • Do not blame the child for the “wet bed” and do not punish him, always maintain a positive attitude and encourage him.
  • If you have the opportunity, wake the baby at night (1-2 times are enough) and bring to the bathroom to empty the bladder.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol or caffeine in the evening, as they have a diuretic effect.

Why does enuresis occur in girls?

Girls are less likely to suffer from enuresis. They learn to pot more quickly and learn to control their bladder. And if such a problem arose, then it is better treatable. This is due to the features of the functioning of the nervous system. But let's see why, nevertheless, there is a malfunction in the regulation of the bladder.

  1. The girl has not yet learned to control her reflexes. This is due to the fact that her nervous system is not yet fully debugged. This happens even with those girls who do not lag behind their peers in other respects.
  2. Psychological trauma, stress. Often the problem appears after the second child has appeared in the family, moving, transferring to a new school, divorcing parents. In this case, enuresis is a subconscious protest or attempt to return to childhood.
  3. Very good sleep. The child is fast asleep and does not feel that the bladder is full. This may be an innate feature of the nervous system or the result of the girl overworking greatly. In the latter case, wet sheets are not frequent, but after eventful days.
  4. The child drinks a lot of fluids. Often girls in the evening like to have tea parties. Especially if during the day they ate salty foods (chips, crackers). Often this happens during colds, when parents try to drink more baby.
  5. At night, a large volume of urine is released (nocturnal polyuria). Normally, the body produces 2 times less urine at night than during the day. This body feature is regulated by the hormone vasopressin, which is produced at night. But in some girls, the amount of this hormone may temporarily decrease.
  6. Heredity. Scientists have found that if both parents in childhood faced this problem, then the likelihood of developing child enuresis is 75%. If only one of the parents is the carrier of this gene, then the risk that the girl will have enuresis is 30%.
  7. Urinary tract infections. Due to the fact that the girls have a short and wide urethra, an infection from the genitals easily penetrates into it. Then the microorganisms rise higher into the bladder and cause inflammation (cystitis). This disease is accompanied by frequent urination, which the girl can not always control.
  8. Damage to the spine or spinal cord. Often, such injuries occur due to complicated pregnancy or injuries received during childbirth. As a result, a nerve impulse from the bladder poorly enters the brain.
  9. Lag in development. If a girl has a delay in mental or physical development, then her biological age is much less than the calendar. In this case, the necessary reflex has not yet formed in her.

What are the effective ways to treat enuresis in children?

If the child has not learned to control his bladder by the age of 6, then this is an occasion to examine the baby and begin treatment. It is necessary to pass a urinalysis, do an ultrasound of the bladder and kidneys. Perhaps the doctor will additionally prescribe an X-ray of the spine or an MRI.

There are more than three hundred different ways to combat enuresis in children. Each of them is quite effective. All of them can be divided into three groups:

  • Medication (various drugs)
  • Non-drug (physiotherapeutic and psychological techniques)
  • Mode (night "planting" on the pot)

Medicinal methods for the treatment of enuresis in children

Depending on the cause that causes enuresis, various medications are used. In the event that the child has hyperactivity and is very nervous and shy, then sedatives (tranquilizers) are prescribed. If infections are detected during the examination, then you must definitely take a course of antibiotics. They kill bacteria that cause inflammation of the kidneys and bladder.

Sometimes enuresis occurs as a result of a delay in the development of the nervous system. In such cases, nootropic drugs are prescribed. They accelerate development processes. The use of the hormone desmopressin, which regulates the amount and composition of urine, and the work of the bladder, gives good results.

Non-drug methods for the treatment of enuresis in children

This includes the use of urinary alarms, popularly referred to as "urinary alarms." Эти устройства имеют маленький датчик, который размещается в трусиках у ребенка. Когда на него попадают первые капли мочи, то он передает сигнал на будильник. Ребенок выключает будильник и идет в туалет.

Физиотерапевтические методы улучшают работу мочевого пузыря и нервной системы. Для этих целей часто используют электросон, электрофорез, магнитотерапию, иглоукалывание, музыкотерапию, ванны и циркулярный душ, массаж и лечебную гимнастику.

The help of a psychologist and a psychotherapist will help the baby cope with a naughty bladder. The specialist will teach him methods of relaxation and self-hypnosis. An effective method will be keeping a special diary. Every dry night in it means the sun, and wet sheets - a cloud. Five suns in a row is a great occasion to receive a small incentive prize from parents.

For a successful fight against enuresis, a child should adhere to a certain diet and not drink after dinner. The most famous diet was developed by N.I. Krasnogorsky. It is aimed at ensuring that water lingers in the body at night. To do this, before going to bed, the baby is given bread and salt, a piece of herring and sweet water. In the afternoon, the child’s menu is very diverse and rich in vitamins.

Modal methods for the treatment of enuresis in children

Try to have less stressful situations in the baby’s life. Even strong positive emotions can cause the child to forget that you need to control your bladder in a dream.

It is important to strictly observe the regime and put the child under 10 years old exactly at 21:00. After 17 hours, it is necessary to drastically reduce the amount of fluid that the child drinks. If the norm of a child under 5 years is 1 liter, then distribute it in this way. 700 ml up to 15 hours, 200 ml up to 18 hours, 100 ml for the evening.

4 hours before bedtime, the baby’s games should not be too active. Let the child draw, read, look at the fearless cartoon.

The child’s bed should be slightly elevated in the pelvic area and under the knees. To do this, just put a small roll of rolled-up bedspreads under the mattress. Such a special bed will help reduce pressure on the walls of the bladder.

Make sure that the baby does not get cold either day or night. Especially warm should be the legs. If they freeze, then the bladder begins to reflexively fill.

Before going to bed, the child must go to the toilet. And during the night he should be woken up several times. Put the baby on the potty one hour after falling asleep and then every three hours during the night. But make sure that he does not "do his job" half asleep. If he takes a nap on a pot, this can only worsen the situation. Turn on a dim light, talk with the baby. Get clear answers from him to make sure that he really woke up.

Ask your child if he needs a night light. Often children are afraid to get out of bed due to darkness. It’s easier for them to sleep on wet sheets than to get out from under the covers. After all, most kids are confident that in the dark, monsters are hiding under the bed.

If in the morning you still notice that the bed is wet, then do not scold the child. Mother's screams and despair in her eyes show the baby that the problem is big and terrible. So it means he can not cope with it, so small and weak. Together, redo the bed and explain to the child that this happens with many children, but each child can lock the urine in his tummy until the morning. And he will certainly cope with this task. After all, he is the best!

Any of the methods will give good results only if the child himself is interested in solving the problem. He will also need the support of all family members. Believe in the child and inspire confidence in your abilities.

Regime events

Sometimes it’s enough to change your habits and the problem itself will leave you. For example, try drinking less in the afternoon, but increase the dose of liquid that you drink before lunch.

Avoid drinks and foods that have a diuretic effect. This beer, coffee, strong tea, cola, cranberry juice, herbal infusions (corn stigmas, birch buds), watermelon, strawberries.

Follow the diet developed by N.I. Krasnogorsky. After dinner, eat foods low in water. Reduce the volume of drinks 2-3 times after 15.00. Do not drink 4 hours before bedtime. And before you go to bed, eat a salted fish sandwich or just bread and salt. Drink it with half a glass of water. Salt retains water in the body, preventing it from collecting in the bladder.

If you put a pillow under the mattress in your legs, this will help reduce pressure on the sphincter, which closes the bladder. Thus, you strengthen the protection against leakage.

Your bed should be tight enough. Firstly, it will provide good support to the spine. Nerve signals from the bladder will be better transmitted to the brain. And secondly, on a hard bed your dream will be more sensitive and it will be easier for you to wake up at the right time.

Set an alarm, let it wake you up 2-3 hours after you fall asleep. Change the waking time every few days so that you are not used to waking up at night at the same time.

Try to avoid stressful situations and not be nervous. When you are calm, it is much easier for you to control your body.


Traditionally use hypnotic techniques. The essence of the method is to use hypnosis to convince the patient that in a dream he will feel the urge that sends a full bladder. And these feelings will make him wake up. Thus, a “watchdog” reflex is formed in the cerebral cortex, which allows you to completely get rid of enuresis.

Behavioral techniques often work well when you can get rewards for good nights. Of course, adults do it themselves. But these little presents also increase motivation well.

Some methods of self-hypnosis can be mastered independently. Try to keep the evening calm. Before falling asleep, completely relax. Feel how each muscle on your body is at rest. Then, for a few minutes, say the key phrase to yourself, or rather aloud, “I completely control my body and my bladder. When it is full, I will receive a signal and wake up. " Be confident in your abilities, and everything will work out. After all, the human body is able to cope with more complex tasks.

If you have a logical mindset and are not amenable to suggestion, then in this case rational psychotherapy will help. A specialist will introduce you to new information about your problem and about the capabilities of your body. Using logic, he will convince you that enuresis is not a complex and dangerous disease, and it is in your power to cope with it.

Methods of physiotherapy exercises (LFK)

Physiotherapy exercises for enuresis are aimed at strengthening the sphincter of the bladder and the pelvic floor muscles that control urination. In order to train them, there are even special simulators (female). But you can do this therapeutic gymnastics without having any devices.

Try to stop during the urination process. Block the outflow of urine from the bladder with the muscles. Listen to your feelings, what muscles are tensed at the same time? Now relax and continue to empty the bladder. Repeat exercises each time you go to the toilet. Then you can perform the same exercises and just lying in bed. This is a very effective method.

Physiotherapy for the treatment of enuresis in adults

There are many physiotherapy devices that can help get rid of enuresis. Their action is based on weak discharges of electric current that pass through the body and improve its function. The therapeutic effect is explained by the fact that they all improve the transmission of a nerve impulse (signal) from the bladder through the nerves and spinal cord to the cerebral cortex. There, a decision is already being made to wake a sleeping person and make it feel that it is time to empty the bladder. Physiotherapy is absolutely painless, and sometimes even very pleasant. They have a minimal amount of side effects.

  • Electrosleep - normalizes sleep patterns and calms the nervous system. It helps those with urination problems associated with neurosis and other nervous disorders.
  • Darsonval to the bladder - strengthens the sphincter, closing the bladder.
  • Electrophoresis Various types of this procedure improve the functioning of the nervous system.
  • Magnetotherapy relaxes the walls of the bladder. Reduces urination.
Non-electrical techniques exist that also help prepare the nerves for signal transmission. Thanks to this, a persistent “watchdog” reflex is developed. Therefore, these techniques are called reflexology.
  1. Healing mud, warm paraffin and ozokerite are applied to the lumbar region and above the pubis. The procedure helps to increase blood flow to this area, relieve inflammation and muscle spasms near the spine. This improves the condition of nerves from the bladder to the spinal cord.
  2. Hydrotherapy: shower (rain and circular) baths (nitrogen, pearl, salt-coniferous). The latter kind can be done at home.
  3. Acupuncture. Special thin needles are found at reflex points on the body. This improves not only the functioning of the nervous system, but also the emotional state and sleep.
  4. Music therapy, art therapy. Healing with music and drawing calms and creates a positive attitude.
  5. Therapy of communication with animals. The best results are given by communication with horses and dolphins. But if dogs and cats improve your mood, then they too can be great helpers in the treatment. After all, his success depends on your emotions.

How to cure enuresis (urinary incontinence). Personal experience.

  • The necessary conditions:
    • The child should already be conscious enough to understand what they are talking with, he should consider that bedding is uncomfortable and bad, and he wants to get rid of it. That is, not earlier than 5-7 years.
    • Only bedwetting. If urine does not hold day and night, then there is clearly a physiological rather than a mental problem.
  • Mode (restoration of the natural program):
    • Lack of active games and emotional transmission 2 hours before bedtime.
    • Observance of certain actions before going to bed (bedtime): wash, brush your teeth, pee, lie down, wish good night (read a prayer if the family is a believer)
    • The choice of time for going to bed: not early, the child should not lie awake for a long time, but not too late so that the child is not half asleep
  • Launch (breaking the wrong program)
    • Conversation and discussion of the problem with the child, the requirement (no intimidation) to get up and go to the toilet if you want to write. It is necessary to explain to the child that from this moment it is his / her task to take yourself to the toilet, not yours. Almost every evening, when my daughter was already in bed, I asked in a firm voice: what needs to be done if you want to write? - Go to the toilet. - Right.
    • Refusal of nightly "conclusions to the toilet." Moreover, the refusal is formal - to declare the child with the whole family and the actual - not to deduce it yourself and not to give “good” relatives!
  • General recommendations
    • It is better to limit fluid intake after dinner. If the child wants to drink in the evening, give plain water, no soft drinks and juices.
    • If the child is out of your control, for example, with your grandmother, set strict requirements for observing all the conditions of the child’s regime. Explain their need. There is nothing worse than inappropriate "kindness."


Thank you, I will definitely try, I will write about the results

Thanks for your time on this article!

Thank you, Alex, for the article. The case of your Katya is very similar to mine with my son. He is already 10.5 years old and all these years we have had a problem. Before asking a question, I want to talk about this: we practically do not raise our son at night. Only when he is with his grandmother does she raise him there. It turns out that it seems to be "protecting the sheets." Because in the morning they remain dry. And at home I don’t wake him, I tried it a couple of times - this is a meal for me and for him. As you described, in a dream he does it, without understanding anything, it is very difficult to lift him. There are dry breaks, “1-2 nights, rarely. These nights usually occur after an active day, somewhere in the air, when he returns home tired, full of emotions. Then he instantly falls into sleep and sleeps dry until morning It turns out that he needs to be worn out before losing his pulse so that he does not write to bed? That is, contrary to your advice, do not overwork him at night. What do you say on this occasion? I will be grateful for the answer. Anna Koptseva, Kiev.

Anna, the “good” grandmother, is a serious cause for concern. If she raises her son in a half-conscious state, she constantly updates the mindset for unconscious writing. There is nothing wrong with emotions and physical activity during the day. Due to fatigue, the son avoids the “weak sleep” phase during the night.
Adhere to the recommendations in the article. The most common mistakes of parents that negate my methodology:
a) "Good" grandmother, who nevertheless raises a child at night
b) The child falls asleep under the TV, which his parents watch, and only then they drag him to the toilet and go to bed.
As you know, in this case, the sleep program is written again and again on the subconscious mind.

U mena drugaja situazij- malchik 10 let, nochju spit krepko ne pisaetsa voobshe. No dnem menaem po 5 shtanov. Sam ochen perezhivaet za eto, plachet-ja ne uspel dobezhat!

everything I wrote about relates to bedwetting. Its reason is in the psyche of the child. Daytime incontinence has completely different reasons. I can’t help.

thanks helped my daughter but not very badly and she is 10 years old

Hello, my situation is worse. I’m already 14 years old, my parents have tried all the methods that could have had no results, almost every night I write in bed, I really worry about it, because I’m already 14, and I can’t do anything from it get rid of. I hope that your article will help me.

and if a person is 19 years old and has enuresis, can it also be treated in this way?

Alexey! You are better than any doctor. Interesting, are you still here? I would like to consult with you. If it’s not difficult for you, my address is [email protected]

Thanks for the answer, I will try. I had this situation: in a dream I walk down the street and suddenly I want to write, I run home, but I can no longer write (in my dream) in the stairwell. But in fact, I write in bed.

So I and the husband constantly raise their 12-year-old son to the toilet at night, but he still does not remember anything. Now I will not categorically, and I know what you can’t do, but we raise it, because we hope that it wakes up dry. It’s a pity that brother breathes all this stench. They began to go on hypnosis, but so far there have been no improvements. The psychotherapist says that everything will return to normal when there is puberty. But just sitting and waiting is so tiring.

Thank you for writing about this, I hope your experience will be useful to us and to many others!

I’m 12 years old, I’m already a big girl. And just like your Katya, I can’t get up at night and write in a dream, my friends began to notice that they just moved the pillows away and there the oilcloth had to come up with all kinds of nonsense. I want to try not to tick because I don’t go anywhere I can go to a sanatorium not to a camp. Literally, not so long ago, I kissed my touch phone with my booze, and she, of course, only vanished from him and from me I blamed myself many times thanks for the article

Thanks for the article! My son is 11 years old, I will try your method.

Thank you. I’ll try me for 12 years. I write in bed at night. I have dreams that I’m in the toilet and I can write like this.

Alternative methods for the treatment of enuresis

This method is based on improving urinary transmission from the bladder to the brain. It is necessary to wet a piece of cotton wool in warm water and slightly squeeze. Wet cotton wool on the spine from the neck to the coccyx. Repeat 5-7 times. Do not wipe. This procedure is done in bed before bedtime.

Honey perfectly calms the nervous system at bedtime and helps retain water in the body. A tablespoon of honey must be eaten before bedtime, you can drink it with a few sips of water.

“Walking on the buttocks” strengthens the muscles of the pelvic floor and the wall of the bladder. You need to sit on the floor, legs straighten. Move your legs forward alternately, contracting your buttocks muscles. You need to go forward 2 meters, and then in the same way to go back.

Good results in the treatment of enuresis in adults gives a visit to bioenergetics and traditional healers. They are able to customize the functioning of the nervous system in a special way and have the gift of suggestion.

What are the popular methods for treating nocturnal enuresis?

In people, nocturnal enuresis has never been considered a complex disease. Traditional medicine very quickly and effectively help to cope with this defect.

    Wine tincture from repeshka

Repeshka pharmacy (ordinary) has excellent astringents, antispasmodic, soothing, anti-inflammatory properties. It is used to treat various diseases of the stomach and urethra.

Wine tincture from the seeds of repes is considered one of the most effective natural remedies against enuresis. For the preparation of this tincture, you need to pour 40 g of seeds of repesa 1 liter of dry red wine. Let it brew in a dark place for 2 weeks.

Take 50 g three times a day on an empty stomach. The duration of treatment is 14 days. Then you need to take a break for a week and repeat the course again. After the second course, uncontrolled urination disappears.
Cherry Blueberry Broth

To prepare medicinal tea, it is necessary to break a bunch of young twigs of cherries and blueberry stalks. You can collect cherry branches at any time of the year, except for the flowering period. Blueberries are best harvested in late autumn. Стебли высушивают. Побеги связывают в пучок и заливают крутым кипятком в эмалированной посуде. Дают настояться 15-20 мин. Отвар пьется теплым за 2 часа до еды с добавлением в каждую чашку 1 ч.л. honey. В течение дня взрослому необходимо выпивать минимум 5 стаканов отвара. Ребенку будет достаточно 2-3 стаканов.

Первые улучшения должны проявиться через 2-3 недели. Длительность лечения составляет 4-6 недель. But after the course, you need to drink the broth for another month for 1 glass per day.
Dill broth

Take 2 tbsp. seeds of dill, dried in a heated pan for 5 minutes. Then pour the seeds into an enameled bowl, pour 500 ml of boiling water. Cover and let it brew for 4 hours.

The resulting infusion should be divided into 2 servings, each of which should be drunk before meals during the day. Drink dill broth for 2 weeks. Usually this period is enough to overcome the problem. Otherwise, the course is repeated. In order to make the drink more pleasant, you can add a spoonful of honey.

Some traditional healers in a similar way use seeds of parsley.
Old Russian broth.

Bedwetting is treated with a decoction of St. John's wort and centaury. The stems with flowers are dried in the shade and chopped. Then they take a glass of each herb, mix and pour 1 liter of boiling water. Wrap tightly with a towel and insist 3 hours.

Drink the broth daily 3-4 times a day in a glass before meals. The course is 2 weeks, then another 1-2 times a day for 10 days. The first positive result occurs within a week.
Corn tea

To prepare 1 cup of this product, take 1 tsp. corn stigmas and pour boiling water. Insist 20-30 minutes, then add 1 tsp. honey and drink on an empty stomach. Drink tea twice a day for a month. The effect comes gradually. The final recovery will be noticeable after completing the full course of treatment.
Lingonberry tea.

Berries and leaves of lingonberry are greatly dried and chopped on a coffee grinder. In the same way, dry St. John's wort grass is ground to a powder consistency. The resulting powders are mixed 1: 1. For one serving of tea, you need to take 2 tsp. powder and pour a glass of boiling water. Let brew for 15 minutes. It is necessary to take medicinal tea in the afternoon. Drink broth in small sips. The daily norm is 3-4 glasses. The course of treatment is 4-6 weeks.

After the first week, a positive result begins to be felt. Tea from lingonberries and St. John's wort not only eliminates enuresis, but also improves the functioning of the stomach, kidneys and liver.
Treatment of egg shell enuresis.

To prepare this folk remedy, you will need an egg shell and candied honey 1: 1. The shell of a boiled chicken egg is taken and crushed into powder. Then mixed with honey. Balls about 2 cm in diameter are rolled from the resulting mass. Every day you need to eat 4 balls. The duration of the course is 1 month.

This recipe will appeal to children. The first results in babies should be expected in 2 weeks, in adults in a week.

What pills are used to treat enuresis?

Drug nameMechanism of actionHow to useEffect of taking
Preparations for improving the functioning of the nervous system
RamedormRelieves muscle spasm, calms and normalizes sleep1 tablet in the evening, half an hour before bedtime. Children's dose - half a tablet.Helps to fall asleep and relaxes the muscles of the bladder, increasing its volume.
PantogamHelps develop a steady “watchdog” reflexAdults take 1-2 tablets half an hour after a meal, 3 times a day. For children, the dose is halved. The course of treatment is 3 months.Brain function improves. After 2 months, the fullness of the bladder wakes up.
GlycineIt has a calming effect, relieves depression. Normalizes sleep.Dissolve behind the cheek or under the tongue 2-3 times a day. The course of treatment is from 2 weeks to a month.Improves mood, helps to relax and fall asleep. But the dream remains sensitive and a person can feel that the bladder is full.
PhenibutImproves the state of the brain and metabolic processes in its cortex. Promotes restful sleep.Take 1 tablet at night for 7-10 days. The dose for children is prescribed individually.Relieves anxiety, which often occurs before bedtime due to enuresis.
MelipramineMakes sleep less deep, increases the volume of the bladder and blocks the outflow of urine using the sphincter.Take 1 tablet 3 times a day, regardless of food. The duration of treatment is at least two weeks.The bladder relaxes and the outflow of urine is tightly blocked. Sleep becomes calm, but sensitive.
Bladder relaxing anticholinergics
SpasmexReduces the tone of the smooth muscles of the bladder, and at the same time increase the tone of the sphincter.1 tablet 2-3 times a day before meals. The course of treatment is 3 months.Prepares the bladder to hold more urine.
DriptanIncreases bladder capacity, reduces the number of contractions, makes its receptors less sensitive.1 tablet 2-3 times a day. Take the last dose overnight.
Children's dose of 0.5 tablets in the morning and evening.
Helps relax the bladder and reduces the need to use the toilet at night.
Synthetic analogues of antidiuretic hormone
DesmopressinAn analogue of the hormone that is produced in the body at night. Its function is to reduce the amount of urine during sleep.The dose is prescribed individually, but not more than 10 tablets per day for adults. The course of treatment is 2-3 months.During a night’s sleep, the bladder does not fill up.
MinirinRegulates the functioning of the kidneys so that less urine is released.Take 1 time before bedtime for no more than 3 months.The amount of urine is reduced. There is no need to wake up at night to empty the bladder.

How can enuresis be treated at home?

Eneruz in most cases is treated at home. But it is worth remembering that for effective and quick treatment of this ailment alone medications are not enough. An integrated approach is needed to combat enuresis.

    Calm and composure

Incontinence in most cases is the result of disturbances in the functioning of the nervous system. It arises as a result of stress, fear, emotional experiences. Therefore, all incontinence sufferers should avoid stressful situations. They need to maintain peace of mind.

Do your favorite thing. Read interesting books. Some experts recommend art therapy and meditation. It is necessary to add to the diet soothing decoctions of herbs (lemon balm and mint).
Become charged!

An important step in the treatment of enuresis is systematic exercise and special gymnastics. There are many options: from morning exercises to specialized physical complexes.

The most effective are Kegel exercise (for women) and perineum muscle training (for men).
Kegel exercise - designed to stimulate the muscles of the pelvic floor and sphincter of the bladder in women.

Squeeze the pelvic muscles that stop the flow of urine and stay in this state for 5 seconds. Rest 10 s, then the next approach. Perform 3-4 approaches. The next step is to squeeze the pelvic muscles and hold for 10 seconds, then the same time the muscles are in a relaxed state. So 3-4 times. Next cycle: tighten muscles for 30 s. Repeat 2 times. Exercise must be done 2 times a day. Kegel exercise will help get rid of enuresis quickly.

For men, exercises to train the muscles of the perineum are a simple and effective method to overcome enuresis. In the process of urination, it is necessary to make 3-4 interruptions at each visit to the toilet for "little" need. Each time it is necessary to increase the interrupt time. Within a month, the result becomes noticeable.
In addition, some domestic and foreign doctors recommend doing yoga, wushu.

Despite the many alternative methods of treatment, with enuresis, you do not need to give up medication. Depending on what caused nightly incontinence, various drugs are prescribed. Before you start taking any medications, you should consult with your doctors.
Listen to the people.

Alternative methods of treating incontinence in children and adults are considered one of the most effective. Preparation of decoctions, teas and infusions will not be difficult. The most popular among the people is considered cherry and blueberry decoctions. Tincture of oak bark, seeds of repeshka, sunflower stalks.

A special place in folk medicine is honey. Therefore, even if you do not believe in folk remedies, then a spoonful of honey for morning and evening tea will not be superfluous.
Follow the day regimen ...

When treating urinary incontinence at home, it is very important to develop self-discipline. This is achieved by strict adherence to the daily routine. It is important to eat and go to bed by the clock.

Particular attention is paid to the drinking regimen. It is necessary to control what, when and how much you drink.

Try to limit fluid intake after dinner. 85% of the total daily intake of fluid should be drunk before 15:00.
When treating enuresis at home, in no case should you give up walking in the fresh air.

An ideal place would be a forest, mountains and the sea. Moreover, the time for walking should be gradually increased (by 5-10 minutes per day). This helps to restore the balance of the nervous system, stimulates blood circulation in the body, improves well-being.

With an integrated approach, after 1-2 months you will forget what enuresis is.