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.

  1. Limit the amount of liquids consumed before bed. Avoid any drinks at least one hour before going to sleep.
  2. Make sure the child urinates 30 minutes before bed time.
  3. Avoid sugary drinks that irritate the bladder (e.g: juices)
  4. Ensure the child is properly hydrated during the day. Otherwise, they will get thirsty at night.
  5. Try natural treatments such as cinnamon and massaging the lower abdomen with warm olive oil
  6. Use a bedwetting alarm in order to wake the child whenever they need to urinate.
  7. Drugs are another option, however they do not provide a permanent solution.