What is Bedwetting

OK, LET’S TAKE A QUICK LOOK AT BEDWETTING

Bedwetting is when you don’t quite make it to the toilet during the night.

When this happens you wake up wet. It’s so common that we can guarantee some of your friends wet the bed. They just keep it to themselves.

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WHY DOES BEDWETTING HAPPEN?

There are lots of possible reasons why it happens, so let’s take a quick look at weeing.

  • In your body there are two small parts called kidneys.
  • Kidneys are like filters that take out everything your body needs to be healthy and then turns everything you don’t need into wee.

At night when you go to sleep, your brain tells your kidneys to slow down so it doesn’t make too much wee.

  • After the wee leaves your kidneys, it passes into a round container called the bladder.
  • The bladder can stretch like a balloon to hold all of your wee until you feel like you need to go to the toilet. That’s when, it travels through the urethra, which is like a pipe.

At night, your bladder is supposed to send your brain a message to wake you up to go to the toilet. When your brain doesn’t get the message then you might wet the bed.

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