Children bedwetting can be disturbing for the child and of course an inconvenience for the parents.
When our granddaughter went to see a pediatric otolaryngologist (a fancy name for an ENT) for enlarged tonsils one of the questions the office asked is if she was a bed wetter.
It seems that the enlarged tonsils or adenoids interfere with the quality of sleep and indirectly is related to childhood bedwetting.
Dr. Weissbluth, does write, "The most dramatic 'cures' of bed-wetting sometimes occur when enlarged adenoids or tonsils are removed. Now the child breathes easier during sleep, sleeps better, and becomes drier."
Another possible cause that a child bedwets is that they are very deep sleepers. So while other children respond to the urge to urinate and will get up and go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, these children are not woken up by a cue from their bladder.
Although it is helpful to limit fluids in the evening, many people do not see any improvement with this tactic.
The brain doesn't seem to like this sudden disturbance in the middle of it's sleep and results in a better controlled bladder and a dryer night.
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