i am a 74 year old male and have recently noticed sudden leaking at night. I have woken up completely drenched and can’t believe this is happening. I have never had a problem with incontinence before. Can anyone recommend any advice on what to do??? I haven’t told my wife.
Thanks for your question. It can help to know that many more than you think experience this problem, it is just rarely spoken of. As your incontinence is so sudden, I would definitely recommend visiting a Doctor for a scan. Don’t worry about this too much, Doctors discuss this topic frequently and it is vital to ensure there is no serious issue.
Do you have any known problems with the brain or spine? Problems such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease can commonly cause bladder issues.
Lastly, are you drinking a lot of fluid before bed?
Do you wear a diaper to bed?
I have a overactive bladder and need to wear a diaper to bed. It is always wet in the morning. Better a wet diaper than a wet bed.
Yes, I would recommend a diaper (all in one pad) for night time, as these are the most absorbent products and will not move around during the night!
You should go and visit your doctor ….maybe you have a prostate issue but they wont be long finding this out for you….in the meantime you should get yourself some nighttime protection,if your constantly wetting the bed Tena have some good slips/nappies but you should talk to your wife about this…also try using some plastic pants for added protection or you can get some bed pads to help save wetting the sheets all the time