Bed wetting is the involuntary urination during sleep. This event occurs more often than once a month in girls over 5 and in boys (more frequent) over 6 years of age. The occurrence of bed-wetting in children is 15% at age 5, 10% at age 6, 7% at age 8, 3% at age 12 and 1% at age 18.
Causes of Bed-wetting
Causes may be: underlying illness, such as diabetes or a urinary-tract infection, a small or weak bladder that cannot hold one night’s urine production, psychological problems caused by stress or separation from the mother, deep sleeper, and unknown.
Signs and Symptoms of Bed-wetting
Urinating in the bed at night (occasionally during the day) in a child 6 or older.
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