Are you searching for ways to get rid of your bed wetting problem? A lot of couples are experiencing different personal issues on a daily basis. Sometimes, you think you’re the only one having problems in your relationship but I’m here to tell you that you are not alone. We are all fighting our own personal demons everyday.
I counseled a couple yesterday and during our counseling session, I really felt their pain. The husband complained that his wife wets the bed almost every night.
He said it started after their first child was born and they’ve been trying to get rid of the bed wetting problem on their own ever since. They wanted to reach out to friends and family to ask for help but were too ashamed to try so they decided to talk to a marriage counselor.
Bed wetting by adults is commonly known as Nocturnal Polyuria. It occurs when there is an overproduction of urine at night. It is often an embarrassing experience for adults.
Some people think bed-wetting is something that only happens to kids, but it’s a problem that can happen to grown-ups, too. You may feel embarrassed to wake up and see you’ve soaked your sheets, but it’s not your fault. It could be due to a medical condition, some medication, or a problem with your bladder.
Any of these medical issues can also cause bedwetting in adults: diabetes, urinary tract infection, urinary tract stones, neurological disorders, anatomical abnormalities, urinary tract calculi, prostate cancer, prostate enlargement, bladder cancer, or obstructive sleep apnea.
If you are going through the same situation, I want to reassure you that there is a way out. I’m going to give you the exact solution I gave to the couple and if you follow it carefully, you will get rid of your bed wetting problem before you know it.
7 Ways You Can Get Rid of Your Bed wetting Problem
#1 Visit a Doctor
Bed wetting in adults is a serious health problem. It may not be as serious as High Blood Pressure but if left untreated, it could lead to depression and low self-esteem. Call your doctor right now and fix an appointment. If you don’t have one, go to the nearest hospital and seek help. You maybe required to go through some tests in case you have Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). Visit a doctor and find out if your problem is treatable.
#2 Reduce Your Water Intake
While you’re waiting for the diagnosis and test results, reduce your water intake in the evening. You can take plenty of water during the day but once it gets to 5pm, minimise your water consumption. If you normally drink two glasses of water before going to bed, please stop doing that for now. If you get really thirsty, just take a quarter glass of water. It may be difficult at first but you have to follow through with it.
#3 Eat Your Dinners Early
If you are someone who likes to eat her dinner by 9 pm, you’re in for a big treat. No more late dinners for you! Eating late means you’re giving your digestive system a lot of homework during the night and that’s not proper. Eat your dinner by 7 pm or 7:30 pm. Once it’s past dinner time, try not to eat anything else except fruits. If you still feel hungry after eating dinner, take fruits and no other food. Eating light dinners will help you get rid of your bed wetting problem and it will also improve your general health.
#4 Avoid Fizzy or Sweetened Drinks
This is non-negotiable. I’m not going to argue with you about this; it’s all or nothing. Stop taking fizzy drinks at night; if you feel thirsty, take a little water. You are officially prohibited from taking fizzy or energy drinks. No more sodas, lemonades, margaritas, cokes, caffeine, iced teas or any other sweetened drinks before bed. You don’t need more sugar in your blood; just stay away from sweetened drinks for a while. Alcohol is also a big NO if you want to get rid of your bed wetting problem!
#5 Do Kegels
If you haven’t heard of kegels, try reading up about it online. It is a powerful exercise that would improve your life. It involves holding or squeezing your pelvic muscles for 10 seconds then releasing it. If you want to find out if you are squeezing the right muscles, try stopping your flow of urine when you are urinating (Don’t do this often).
If you stop your urine, you’ve got the right muscles. You can do kegels anytime and anywhere; you don’t need to hide to do it. Do it as often as you remember. Make sure you’re breathing normally while you do your kegels; don’t hold your breathe during the exercise.
#6 Set Periodic Alarms
Some people find it difficult waking up during the night to urinate. They sleep so deeply that the only time they wake up is when they’ve already wet the bed. If you are a deep sleeper, you can set periodic alarms that will wake you up during the night so you can drain the water in your bladder. If you normally sleep by 10pm, set an alarm for 12am, then 2am and lastly 4am.
This way, you would be forced to wake up and go to the toilet so you don’t wet your bed while you sleep. You will find out that after using this alarm system for one month, you won’t need it anymore. You would have formed a new sleeping habit and you will unconsciously wake up without your alarm going off.
#7 Be Consistent and Patient
It is not easy forming new habits when you’re already accustomed to your old habits. It may take a while for you to rearrange your lifestyle but it will definitely pay off in the end. Don’t give up on yourself! Keep trying to help yourself by implementing these new habits into your routine.
Remember to do them everyday and don’t lose hope even if you don’t see results at first. One day, you’re going to wake up and realise you didn’t wet your bed during the night. So, don’t give up!
Your homework is really simple; just take it one step at a time. Don’t try to do everything all at once; you will be overwhelmed. Incorporate these new habits into your routine slowly until you get rid of your bed wetting problem. I know you can do this!
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