How To Stop Bedwetting At Age 14

We’ve talked before on this channel
about how to stop bedwetting. Today, let’s take it to the teens. How do you stop
bedwetting at the age of 14. Quite frankly, the other videos that I’ve done
here about bedwetting which you can find in a special playlist here on the
channel, were geared toward the parents. I’ve talked to a lot of kids who are
concerned about this. And for you, as a teenager, what is it that you can do
about this? Honestly, this is the kind of thing most teenagers don’t want to talk
much about. Huh, wonder why that is. Let’s just take the shame out of the equation,
okay? This happens to a lot of kids. A lot of people your age are going through
this. And there’s some things that you can do that are fairly simple. Now simple
and easy aren’t the same thing. I want you to know what’s happening first. There
are 2 causes for bedwetting. 2. And you have to have both of them in
order to have the problem. Number 1, it has to do with some hormones that are
just chemicals in your bloodstream. As you’re growing up, these chemicals do
different things for you within your body. The hormone that we’re talking
about is called antidiuretic hormone or ADH, for short. The whole job of this
hormone is just to dry you up at night. And if you don’t have enough of it, then
you’re probably going to have some problems. Here’s the other part of it
though. Deep sleeping. I did a doctoral dissertation on bedwetting and that’s
the whole question I was looking at. Is it harder to wake up kids who wet the
bed than kids who don’t? And guess what I found out. Yeah! It is harder. Parents will
tell you this too and you’ve probably noticed this for yourself. Your deep
sleeper, aren’t you? Yeah, when you have both things going on, if you don’t
have enough of the hormone and if you’re a deep sleeper,
you’re probably going to be a bed wetter. And we get it from our parents. It’s
not your fault. You come by and honestly. So, let’s just put the shame aside and
realize what’s causing this. Now, if you have enough of the hormone, you’ll get
dried up enough that you don’t have to get up and go at night anyway. So, there’s
not a problem. And usually, people grow into that. I put age 14 on the title of
this video because usually by 14, most kids have grown out of it. Now, is this
good news or bad news? If you’re still wetting the bed and you’re about 14
years old, you might be a little older, you might be a little younger. But this
is where we expect most kids to be growing out of it. Now some continue into
adulthood. But here’s the thing. If you’re around that age, you’re probably in a
developmental stage that you could get on top of this and it’s going to be a
little easier than it would be when you were younger. So, that’s good news. I’ll
give you some ideas about how to do that here in just a minute.
Go back to the causes for a minute. Let’s say that you don’t have enough of the
hormone but you’re not a deep sleeper. Well then, you’re going tO get the signals
coming up. See, you have nerve signals that come up from your bladder
downstairs and knock on your brain. And they say, “Hey, we got an issue down here.” And if you’re awake, it’s like, “Oh, yeah. Let’s take care of that.” So, you go in and
take care of business. When you’re sleeping, the nerve signals come up knock on your brain. And it’s like nobody’s home because you’re like, “Oh. No, don’t bother me. I’m sleeping.” And so your brains not
answering the knock. Does that make sense to you? And you sleep right through it. So,
the bladder that sent the signals up from the basement in the first place to
knock on your brain, it’s like, “Well, we’ve still got miss you down
here. We’ll just take care of it ourselves if you’re not gonna get up and
help us with this.” And that’s when we have the bedwetting. If your brain would
wake up then when it knocks it, it’d be like, “Oh, yeah. I can help you out.” And
you’re going to go take care of business. So, both of those things need to be in place
for a bedwetting problem to happen. Now, it used to be that doctors pediatricians
or urologists or other people who treat this would administer some kind of a
synthetic hormone. Usually it was a nasal spray or something that you just take
before you go to bed. That medication would mimic what the hormone was
supposed to do in the first place and dry you up for the night. It doesn’t
solve the problem. It just cures the symptom for a night. What if we attack it
on this side? And this is the research that I got into in my dissertation. This
is something you can totally do. But it’s going to take some commitment. What if we could train your brain to wake you up when the knock comes? Then we could take care of the problem, right? Now, your brain is able to do this but it’s going to take
some training. I call it conditioning or habit training. And it’s going to take some
work to do it. Notice this, if there’s something really important going on, you
can wake up for it, right? Like a lot of times, if your birthday’s the next day.
You don’t have a hard time waking up on your birthday, why? Because your brain is
telling you, “Hey, that’s important. Pay attention to that.” There’s a little part
of your brain that’s telling you to ignore the knob from downstairs. That’s
the part we want to change and we can train it to change. I’ve put together a
training program to help you do this. It’s called If you click over to that site, you’re going to find that I’m offering
an E- book that details the whole program.
Here’s the short version. We want to train your brain to wake up to the knock.
How are we going to do that? One thing that we’re going to do is is going to sound
totally counterintuitive to you, this is not going to make a whole lot of sense. You know how you’ve tried to restrict fluids? Not drink anything before you go to bed?
Yeah, does it work? Not really because we still got those two problems going on,
Actually in the training program, we’re going to push fluids a little bit. You’re
going to take a big old drink of water before you go to bed. Does that sound
weird? Here’s why? We want that knock to be as loud as possible on your brain. And
after you’ve taken a big drink of water, you know you need to go, right? Other
times it’s like, “Well, do I? I don’t know.” No, we want this to be very clear.
You’re probably going to have some accidents. That’s okay. The training
program actually uses an alarm system that wakes you up and you’re going to have to find one of these, okay? There’s a lot on the market. You can go do a search for
a bedwetting alarm. I prefer the kind that’s actually installed in some
underwear. Because it’s closer to the source. When moisture hits that alarm
sensor, it sets off an alarm. Now, you’re also going to need to have somebody on your team. Maybe a parent, maybe somebody who’s… Who you’re living with, who is willing to
support you and help you. Because at first, it’s not going to wake you up, is it?
No. You’re going to sleep right through it. That’s what my research showed. Not a
problem. As long as you have someone on your team who can wake you up. What we’re going to do is start pairing the alarm signal with you getting up and
taking care of business. and we can back it up to the point where your brain
starts to pick up on the knock first. It’s called classical conditioning and
it works. This is a program that can help you get on top of this once and for all.
I hope that you’re going to find that helpful. Go check it out. So, remember the
program that I’m sharing with you is called finallydry. It’s a training
program to stop bedwetting. I think you’re at an age where this could really
help you. Go check it out and let me know how it goes for you. Good luck with this.

26 thoughts on “How To Stop Bedwetting At Age 14

  1. My son will be 13 in July and has always wet the bed. He used to also have day accidents that he wouldn't even know happened until I found Dr. Hodges's M.O.P. protocol which is dealing with chronic constipation. That was age 10. He no longer has day leaks but still night UNLESS he does an enema. I will add that he is a deep sleeper. We tried the hormone spray, the alarm, pretty much everything.

  2. I am a bedwetter and we have tried and nothing seems to work!! I get diapered every night…It’s a really sad situation, I’d love to have a normal life like any other teens of my school 😢

  3. See this would help me but my parent arnt the richest to I cant use the book 😪 still peeing the bed

  4. I just turned 13 like two months ago and all my life I have been bed wetting. Yes I go to the bathroom before I sleep and put alarms but nothing works. My mom calls me lazy but I’m really not. I feel like I’m going to continue this for the rest of my life and I’m never gonna have a family of my own and I’m going to be all alone .

  5. I’m 11 years old I’m also a bed wetting pre teen I’m very ashamed when I do it I do it on accident I’m so much like a deep sleeper that I don’t even hear the tv when I’m sleep I have hard times staying the night over my friends house because I still wet the bed hopefully I stop at the age of 14 I wish I could have a normal kid life

  6. I’m 14 and I can’t stop I need help please someone help . I have try many Things

    1.wear thicker pantyliners

    2 no water before bed time

    3 no water at all
    Please I need help

  7. Please do you have any advice for me. I'm 10 and I'm going camp soon in October and I'm a bed wetter and so u really need some help. I sleep early it doesn't help. I don't drink anything and it doesn't help. I even use the bathroom three times and it doesn't work so I don't know what to do at this rate as nothing is working for me

  8. Bruhi have been bedwttin for all my lifw now i am 14. Not everyday but its a problem. Btw i am a deepsleeper a night walker.

  9. I'm afraid and looked this up because I saw that bedwetting was a sign of Pre-diabetes

    It wouldn't be unlikely and I hope its just because I'm a deep sleeper…

  10. Jus put on 5 spaced alarms on durin the night would you rather have a stinky embarrassing bed or tiredness from wakin up a few times

  11. I was a bedwetter till i turned 13. It stopped from one day to the other. my only theory is that it was something psychological. I remember I had a bad time at my old school, And when I changed schools I stopped bedwetting. I remeber I tried evrything, from not drinking water before bed to putting alarms to wake up and go to the bathroom but nothing worked. so if you are still in this situation as a teen, something in your life might be hard for you, in my case was bullying and hating the school but now i'm 15, I love my new school.

  12. i was born with an overactive bladder which means my bladder is smaller than normal and it moves a lot which makes me have to go to the bathroom more. i had to get a surgery when i was 5 and the doctors put botox into my bladder which just made it stop moving so much. it worked for a while but now i have to take pills for my overactive bladder

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