About two out of every young adults wet the bed at night also called nocturnal enuresis.
It can be a problem for both young men and women, with most young adults who wet the bed having done so since they were a child. While some may have had help as a child, many young people may never have had help with this problem. Some young people with night-time wetting may also have day-time bladder problems, such as passing urine more often and more urgently than normal, and urine leaks as they hurry to the toilet also called overactive bladder.
Bed-wetting can make everyday life more difficult. Young adults may be embarrassed by this problem, and they may fear that people will find out.
They can also have the expense and workload of extra washing. It can be tricky to stay away from home overnight or to share a bed or room with someone else.
A big worry is what bed-wetting can mean for close personal relationships. The good news is that you CAN get help.
With careful review and treatment, bed-wetting can often be cured, even if past treatment did not help. Wetting the bed is caused by a mix of three things: In some young adults there is likely to also be some change in bladder function that stops normal filling and emptying of urine through the day.
Research has led to new types of treatment. Since bed-wetting in young adults can be more complex than in children, you must talk to a health professional with special training in bladder problems, such as a doctor, physiotherapist or continence nurse advisor.