From years of experience counselling elderly persons who wet the bed, I have realized that many of the causes of enuresis in the elderly are similar to those of nocturnal enuresis in children, and additionally, the way how to stop bed wetting in the elderly is also similar to those of children, although this is applicable only when every health or psychological problems have been ruled out.
In a previous post where I wrote extensively about how to stop nocturnal enuresis in early childhood, I pointed out that there are primarily two causes of bedwetting in children (Deficiency in the anti-diuretic hormone and deep sleeping), and an understanding of this goes a long way to helping to stop bedwetting (Primary enuresis) in a child.
What happens to an adult who still wets the bed after health and psychological factors have been ruled out?
In the case of an adult whose bed is wet, there are two possible scenarios: An adult who has never been dry at all for years, and an adult who is always dry but suddenly began to wet the bed.
In this post, I will outline 10 proven 10 step-by-step guides on how to stop bedwetting in the elderly.
Let’s delve into this.
1. Train The Brain
Just as I rightly advised in the post for nocturnal enuresis in early childhood, adults can also be taught brain training. Handling bed wetting in the elderly in a way that is brain-friendly can totally help the elderly bed wetters to stop permanently.
Training the brain also helps to address a key factor in nocturnal enuresis in adults which is Deep Sleep. With brain training, adults are thought to respond to the urge to empty the bladder when It is full.
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2. Work On The Stress Level
Another helpful way that directly addresses how to stop bedwetting in the elderly is bringing down your stress level. While I am not a trained medical practitioner, different studies especially one from Healthline suggested that Stress, fear, and even anxiety can cause adults to wet the bed at Night.
3. No Liquid Right Before Bed.
Taking liquid (Especially caffeinated or alcoholic drinks) will obviously make as much urine as possible, and you want to avoid this. You may try to slow down on your fluid intake especially in the afternoon when you can empty your bladder easily. For evening liquid intake, you may need to set limits for evening liquid consumption.
4. Cut Down On Bladder Irritants.
There are a couple of drinks or substances that will irritate your bladder. Some of these bladder irritants include Caffeinated substances/drinks, alcohol, artificial sweeteners, and sugary drinks. If these substances are not regulated, it will lead to Bladder irritation and will lead to more frequent urination.
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5. Go Medical.
Sometimes, it becomes a necessity to try out orthodox medicine if the other options mentioned above do not stop the nocturnal enuresis in the elderly.
Medically Proven Home Remedies For Bed Wetting In Adults.
In the proceeding paragraphs, we will consider some medically proven home remedies that are sure to help an elderly person to stop Bedwetting.