There are many different reasons why a person wets the bed. Some people who wet the bed at night also have problems with wetting during the day. It can happen to children, teenages and adults, and it affects both men and women. It may be a new problem or a childhood problem that hasn't been solved. It isn't caused by laziness and a person should never be punished for wetting the bed.
In children, teenages and adults, bedwetting can happen because:
A person may also wet the bed if they:
The person's general practitioner (GP) or other health care professional needs to make a detailed assessment if bedwetting is a problem. It's important to work out what's causing the problem and how best to treat it.
Need more help? Call the National Continence Helpline on 18OO 33 OO 66 and talk to a continence nurse advisor.
Bedwetting happens to:
A person who wets the bed:
Bedwetting may happen because:
Bedwetting can be helped by:
This information is not a substitute for independent professional advice.