The Mayo Clinic defines bedwetting as involuntary urination while asleep after the age at which staying dry at night can be reasonably expected.
Unfortunately, many families have had to endure this vicious cycle. You’ve tried many different approaches and still the child wakes up in the morning to a bed that has been wet. The child feels embarrassed about wetting the bed. They become anxious about attending sleepovers or overnight activities and the issue begins to affect their social life. The parent feels helpless because they will do anything to help their child. They have been assured by their family physician that nothing is medically wrong with their child and yet time after time it is the same disappointing result.
A study published by the Institute for Quality and Efficacy in Heath Care in 2006 found that children and teenagers wet the bed because they do not wake up when their bladder is full. Instead, their bladder muscles relax and empty the bladder while they are still asleep. Hypnosis can help train the child’s brain and bladder to communicate with each other during the night so that they can either get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, or hold it until the morning.
An explanation of how the body works and functions, particularly at night, is an important part of this process. It all starts with the brain. The brain looks after us even when we are in the middle of a sound, restful sleep. It keeps our heart beating, our lungs breathing; it even tells us to flip the pillow over or remove the sheets if we get too hot. For some children the brain and the bladder can get into a habit of not communicating with each other at night. When the bladder send a message to the brain that is full; the brain doesn’t respond like it’s been trained to do throughout the day.
In hypnosis, the child learns how to give the brain and the bladder instructions to talk to each during the night so that they can wake up in the morning to a comfortable, warm and dry bed. After the session is over you and your child can enjoy keeping track of how many dry beds they are waking up to each week.