Nocturnal enuresis the clinical term for bedwetting affects millions of people all over the world in all age groups. Although some people can be cured of their enuresis by using alarms, medicines, surgery, or other treatments, there are a significant number of individuals who have not had any success in treating their bedwetting. In fact many adults wet the bed their entire life. The majority of individuals in this situation choose to wear some form of protective garments to bed. Unfortunately, for the most part, this group has been stigmatized for their decision to wear nighttime protection.
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I wet on average times a week. I am nearly 18 years old and have suffered with both day and night incontinence from day one. There has not been a single say or night that I can remember not having a serious accident. I grew up with what my family, friends and I thought was simply a quirky bladder. I had difficulty with toilet training and, due to frequent bed wetting incidents and daytime accidents, wore training pants and plastic pants through first grade.
EVERY morning Olivia Robbin wakes up in a panic, knowing exactly what has happened - and feeling utterly powerless to stop it. The retail banker has struggled with bed-wetting her entire life and now sleeps wearing an adult nappy due to an overactive bladder. Over the years she's spent a fortune washing her bed sheets every day and having to replace them regularly. Olivia, from Ottowa, Canada, admitted her condition has made her want to "give up on finding help so many times", and she's even wanted to "give up on life". Prior to seeing a urologist about her condition at age 19, Olivia had always assumed she had a small bladder and was told by GPs that she'd grow out of it.