From newly toilet-trained toddlers to the elderly, anyone can experience urinary incontinence while sleeping. The problem is frustrating and embarrassing for the person who wakes up wet and a bit of a nuisance for those who must change the bed sheets.
This blog highlights several products for urinary incontinence sufferers that can help them have a better night’s sleep or eliminate the problem all together.
Super Absorbent Overnight Diapers for Adults
Many products on the market, such as pull-up absorbent underwear or incontinence pads, simply are not absorbent enough for people with heavy urinary incontinence. The products below can help them wake up feeling dry and more comfortable.
ConfiDry 24/7 Maximum Absorbency Briefs: Made for up to 12 hours of continuous use, this adult diaper manufactured by Healthwick can hold as much as three liters of liquid without the wearer experiencing leaks.
NorthShore MEGAMIX Adult Diapers: This brand can also hold up to three liters of liquid without causing leaks and adults can wear them for up to 12 hours at a time.
Tranquility Nighttime Briefs: Patented peach mat technology wicks moisture away from the skin, inhibits bacterial growth, and reduces urine odor.
Healthwick also sells overnight absorbent underwear, liners, and pads.
Waterproof Mattress Protector Fitted Sheets
Parents and caregivers can protect mattresses from urine stains and odors by placing waterproof fitted sheets over them. Mattress protectors contain a blend of cotton, linen, and polyester to protect the mattress from damage without compromising the comfort of the bed. The fact that the mattress protectors are fitted means they will never slip and leave parts of the mattress exposed to potential urine damage.
Bed Alarms and Watches
These products are for children who sleep so soundly that they do not get up to use the bathroom. The alarm comes with two sensors that loop through a child’s pajamas. After detecting only a small amount of moisture, the alarm sounds to wake the child up to finish urinating on the toilet. Most children only need to wear the alarm for several days to a few weeks before they learn to recognize cues that they need to get up and use the bathroom at night.
The alarm vibrating watch operates on the same premise as the alarm. The difference is that parents set the alarm at desired intervals to wake the child up rather than the watch waking the child up after detecting moisture. Once awake, the child determines if he or she feels the urge to use the bathroom.
Bedwetting Underwear for Young Children
Some kids may balk at wearing diapers or pull-ups that are a cross between underwear and a diaper. They may have trouble staying dry at night, but they still want to feel like a big kid. Super absorbent bedwetting underwear can be the perfect compromise. They look just like real underwear, except for the added thickness to absorb urine loss during the night. Kids should also love the bright, cheery designs on the front of their bedwetting underwear.
With patience to help the bedwetter and determination to keep trying products until they find one that works, parents and caregivers can help their loved ones with incontinence retain their dignity. Keeping in mind that no one wants or enjoys having this issue can go a long way as well.