Question: Hello,
My son who is almost 14 has wet the bed since day 1. We have determined over the years it is caused by his sleep disorder. My son immediately goes into that 4th stage of sleep the second he falls asleep, I believed called REM. It is so difficult, nearly impossible, to wake him up. My husband and I take him to the bathroom at least once in the middle of thenight and let me tell you its scary. He never remembers any of it and is totally asleep the entire time. Besides the bed wetting, the deep sleep scares me tremendously. I am not kidding when I say a train horn could go off and it would not wake him, which means smoke or security alarms would not make a dent. I am nervous any time at night if he is home alone that he will fall asleep and god forbid if something like a fire or break in were to occur. The bed wetting is extremely hard on my son and keeps him from staying the night at friends’ houses, going on trips my husband or I won’t be there on, etc. We are very good about letting him talk about it only if he wants and the last thing we would ever do is tease him about it! Shame on those parents! We are all very discouraged as we all thought he would have grown out of it by now. We have done the pills prescribed by his doctor that are supposed to help your body slow down the production of urine. We started with 2 as prescribed and it did seem to help for a short time. Then before u know it doc said to take 4-5 since he was getting immuned. That’s when my husband and I decided to just take him 1-2 times a night and no more meds. Now we only use meds for occasional trips or sleep overs. Please someone HELP!!! Is anyone going through the same thing or have similar experiences? We are out of options at this point any help would be great!!!!!