Bedwetting Alarms / Moisture Alarms for Bedwetting
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What is a Bedwetting Alarm?
A bedwetting alarm is a device that senses the first hint of moisture due to urination, and rings in response to wake up the person. Once the person is roused, he can get out of bed and head for the bathroom. Most often, after several weeks of the person being woken as soon as the moisture alarm for bedwetting senses urination, he begins to wake up on his own, out of habit, when he needs to use the bathroom.
Are Bedwetting Alarms Effective?
Most of the time, yes, definitely. Aside from the following few scenarios, most people find that the bedwetting alarm works really well, and does a great job at training the individual to stay dry at night. However, if the bedwetting alarm doesn’t seem to be working, and the person either sleeps through the alarm, or never seems to develop the habit of getting up before the alarm or on his own, without the help of the alarm, either the individual is simply not motivated or mature enough to use a bedwetting alarm properly yet, or, if that’s not the case, there are probably physiological factors prompting the occurences, and a doctor should definitely be involved.
Seniors often have a problem that even if the alarm wakes them up, they have a hard time getting to the bathroom on their own due to limited physical ability. However, even if the person doesn’t make it, a side benefit of the urinary bed alarm is that it alerts the parent or caretaker to the situation. This ensures that the alarm user is taken care of, and is less likely to develop skin irritation (which can occur due to prolonged exposure to urine). In such circumstances, many invest in both adult overnight diapers and a bedwetting alarm, or, alternatively, in a bedside commode so that getting to the bathroom isn't as arduous.
Types of Nighttime Bedwetting Alarms
Yes, you can choose between different types of bedwetting alarms for children and adults! There are three different options of nighttime bedwetting alarms: Wearable alarms, bell and pee pads, and wireless bedwetting alarms. We’ll go through each bed wetting device in detail immediately below so that you can come to an educated decision about which one will work best for the person you know (or yourself!).
Wireless Bedwetting Alarms
A wireless bedwetting alarm is any bedwetting alarm system for adults or children that the alarm component is not a physical component of the bed wetting sensor. With such alarms, the bed wetting sensor can be on the bed, and the alarm can be across the room, and, depending on the range, sometimes even in a different room. Of course, one must keep in mind that if the bed alarm for bedwetting is in a different room, it stands to reason that by the time the parent or caregiver gets to the child, often, it will be too late for the child to get to the bathroom and take care of his needs.
A wearable alarm is a bedwetting monitor that has a sensor that is placed on or under the person’s night clothes or underwear. As soon as the sensor feels a hint of moisture, it begins to beep (or sometimes, one can set the alarm so that instead of beeping, it vibrates). Thus, it rouses the person, or his parents or caregiver, who can then wake him up.
Bell and Pad Alarm System
A bell and pad alarm system is basically a pad or mattress bedwetting alarm, for elderly or young people, that can sense moisture, which is placed on the bed. The person sleeps on the pad. As soon as the pad begins to become wet from urination, the alarm beeps.
Tips for Using a Moisture Alarm for Bedwetting
Using a moisture alarm for bedwetting is a pretty self-explanatory process, but there are some less obvious, quick pointers users can benefit from hearing. Here are a few simple tips for anyone who is using a night time pee alarm: Firstly, keep a flashlight or lamp very close to the bed (in a safe location, of course), so that when the person is woken up, he can get to the bathroom without being shrouded in utter darkness. Another easy tip would be to clean or disinfect the alarm often, as a basic sanitary measure. Also, keep in mind that the bedwetting alarm works best for people with regular sized (not undersized) bladders. People who are constantly voiding throughout the night may be better off choosing to wear overnight underwear or diapers to sleep than depending only on an incontinence alarm for adults.
Bedwetting Alarm Buying Guide: Finding the Best Bedwetting Alarm
Are you interested in purchasing a bedwetting alarm? A bedwetting alarm with the following features and advantages is much more practical for everyday use. Here’s what to look out for during your search for the best bedwetting alarm for your needs.
- Simple to clean
- Warranty that covers the entire bed wetting machine; both the sensor and the alarm
- Will stay on bed even with the user tossing and turning
- Doesn’t weigh much
- Adjustable volume
- Uncomplicated to set up and use
- Can detect the difference between perspiration and urination
- Reasonably comfortable for the user
- Is a wireless bedwetting alarm
Bedwetting, or nocturnal incontinence, is a condition that is present in nearly a quarter of four year old children, and up to 10% of 7 or 8 year olds. By age 7, 9 out of every ten children do not have issues with bedwetting. Just 2 to 3% of adults have enuresis, so although the percentages do grow smaller over time, they still do exist. In later years, at least half of people experience secondary nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting after one has already learnt in the past how to control his bladder).
Wet alarms for bedwetting can train a person to use the bathroom on his own within just a few short months! When using a bedwetting alarm for deeper sleepers, it can take longer, since at the beginning of the process, the parent will usually need to wake up the child. He won’t wake up on his own from the bladder alarm until usually about several weeks later, so that extends the process of alarm therapy for bedwetting by a few weeks.
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