Is There A Link Between AD/HD and Bedwetting?
There is no evidence that bedwetting is caused by AD/HD or vice versa. However, children with AD/HD are more susceptible to wetting the bed.
There is no evidence that bedwetting is caused by AD/HD or vice versa. However, children with AD/HD are more susceptible to wetting the bed. There are several reasons why this happens:
- Both AD/HD and bedwetting are related to the late development of the nervous system.
- Children with AD/HD have difficulties listening to their own bodies. Therefore they may not be aware when they need to urinate
- Usually children diagnosed with AD/HD have trouble having a high quality good night’s sleep. This is also a leading cause of bedwetting.
How To Treat Children With Both AD/HD And Bedwetting
There are several ways you can help a child with both, AD/HD and bedwetting. Some of these solutions include using natural remedies, or using a bedwetting alarm.
- Limit the amount of liquids consumed before bed. Avoid any drinks at least one hour before going to sleep.
- Make sure the child urinates 30 minutes before bed time.
- Avoid sugary drinks that irritate the bladder (e.g: juices)
- Ensure the child is properly hydrated during the day. Otherwise, they will get thirsty at night.
- Try natural treatments such as cinnamon and massaging the lower abdomen with warm olive oil
- Use a bedwetting alarm in order to wake the child whenever they need to urinate.
- Drugs are another option, however they do not provide a permanent solution.