ADHD and bed wetting are so much related that we have to deal with both to see a change.
Dealing with bed wetting is a tiring process for most parents and dealing with bed wetting in ADHD kids is doubly tiresome. Therapee is an alternate treatment for bed wetting without medication and is very easy to use.
Bed wetting or enuresis is involuntary urination while asleep. About 15% of children in the age group 5-8 have this problem of bed wetting. While in most situations, the bed wetting will stop as children grow, some children might need a little help to overcome the problem. Therapee offers a safe solution to overcome bed wetting.
What is ADHD?
ADHD or attention deficient hyperactivity disorder is when children are overactive. These children have difficulty in concentration and social interaction. A study conducted by the Southern Medical Journal found children affected with ADHD to be 3 times more prone to nighttime bed wetting and 5 times more likely to have daytime bed wetting than those without ADHD. There is no definite study to link ADHD and bed wetting, but since children affected with ADHD are easily distracted, they may not pay enough attention to the signals of urination. Other factors like genetic or psychological factors may also cause bed wetting among children affected with ADHD.
Therapee – treating bedwetting in ADHD children
Bed wetting and ADHD are usually treated separately as there are no links to connect the two. Usually children with bed wetting are in deep sleep or stage 4 sleep most of the night. During stage 4 sleep, oxygen levels are low, pulse rates are slow and the cells rejuvenate. When oxygen levels are low for the most part of the night, it might lead to both ADHD and bed wetting. Hence correcting sleep patterns will help both bed wetting and to a certain extend, ADHD.
Alternate treatments include THERApee. Therapee is a combination of software and a bedside alarm. A therapist guides the parent and child through a number of processes when we register for the Therapee program. These are easy to follow steps to increase bladder retention, capacity and strengthen the sphincter muscles An alarm and a sensor pad are also provided. The sensor pad is placed beneath the sheet and will not directly touch the child’s body. When urine touches the pad the sensor goes off. The parent then has to wake the child and take him/her to the bathroom. This process along with online counseling helps achieve 100% dryness.