Hi, I’ve had incontinence problems for many years now but my main struggle is managing it at night. I never seem to have a good night’s sleep because I constantly wake up really wet and uncomfortable and its like my incontinence gets worse. I try to limit how much I drink before bed but it doesn’t seem to make a difference. Has anyone got any tips on managing incontinence at night time? Or what products are the most efficient? Does anyone know of any good mattress protectors in case of leakages?
Have you seen a Doctor about your nighttime incontinence? You may have a hormone deficiency that can be treated with medication. Limiting fluid before bedtime is a good idea, however, ensure you do not become dehydrated. This can make symptoms worse by irritating the bladder. Stay away from caffeine, alcohol and artificial sweeteners before you go to bed. Bedwetting alarms can be helpful in managing Nocturnal Enuresis.
Have you tried Brolly Sheets Quilted Mattress Protectors? They are a popular choice for protecting your mattress and have a quilted top for extra comfort and protection. You can purchase these online here.
What product are you in during the night at the moment? All in one pads are highly reliable for those who struggle more at night time. They are pads that can be fastened to your body like incontinence pants and are worn in place of your regular underwear. Would you be willing to try one of these?
Thank you for your reply, i haven’t contacted a doctor as i just assumed it was just part of being incontinent. I’ve not herd about bed wetting alarms. Are you able to tell me more about these? I’ll take a look at the mattress protector its definitely something i would consider. As for what I’m using now its just a pull up from boots. its not really doing the job. which all in one would you recommend?
It would be useful to visit a Doctor just to make sure there are no other underlying causes of your nighttime incontinence that could be treated. Do not be embarrassed about this, Doctors hear about this problem frequently.
Bedwetting alarms feature a sensor that goes off as soon as the first drop of urine hits the bed. This wakes you up to go to the toilet to prevent any mess. This helps to condition the brain to recognise when your bladder needs to be emptied so you can eventually wake up independently or wait until the morning. You can ask your doctor or GP how to contact your local continence advisor for one of these.
For a nighttime product, a reliable option is the iD Expert Slip Maxi. This is highly absorbent and will keep you dry throughout the night. You can purchase this product online here.
How are finding managing your incontinence in the daytime?
Thank you for your advice. I will contact my doctor this week. I’m going to try some of the ID slips you recommended and see how they go. Would you recommend any other products in case i don’t like this one? The pull up i’m using is ok in the day but the fit inst very good. Do you know of any good pull ups i could try?