For a typical family, diapers will cost more in the long run than the cost associated with correcting the actual sleep disorder.
Messy dreams . . .
When a child makes the transition from the world of diapers to the world of potty-training, a few accidents along the way are unavoidable. It’s only to be expected and it’s near inevitable. They get occupied playing with their toys and suddenly, it’s too late. At lunch time they guzzle their juice and it hits them too fast. If your child’s nighttime bedwetting starts to become more frequent, it could signal that something more is going on with your child.
For most children, there is no medical reason for their bedwetting. However, there is a category of children who wet the bed due to an underlying sleep disorder.
Sleep apnea is the most common disorder connected with bed wetting. Sleep apnea prevents a sufficient amount of air from reaching your lungs, while you sleep. Research has shown a significant relationship between children with sleep apnea and their tendency for soiling the bed; a connection not as prevalent in children not suffering from any sleep disorders.
If a child suffers from sleep apnea, or any other significant sleep disorder, they are not getting proper and restful sleep. As a result, it takes them longer to become fully aware, when they are in their sleep state. It directly affects and decreases their response time. This prevents them, when their bladders are full, from fully waking up and eventually leads to them wetting the bed. In addition, the breathing disorder places additional stress and pressure on the bladder and this can contribute to an increase in urine output.
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