Hypnotherapy for bedwetting
Hypnotherapy for bedwetting has been an accepted treatment for many years. Nearly 10% of children over 9 years and up to 2% of over 16 year olds are still wetting the bed on a semi-regular basis.
- Slow development of regulatory systems
- Small functional bladder capacity
- Physical problem
- Emotional stress
- Habit and Mindset
- Deep sleep
Tips for a dry night
- It has been shown that using a mattress protector instead of protective pants can help the child become dry. It’s absolutely crucial for your child’s body to learn the difference between wet and dry.
- Check that they aren’t constipated, since a full bowel can press on the bladder and increase the urge to urinate
- Check that they drink plenty of water during the day and restrict fluids after their evening meal. Offer just sips of water if they are still thirsty. Over-concentrated urine can stimulate the bladder; another reason to drink in the daytime.
- Avoid caffeine-containing drinks such as tea, coffee or fizzy drinks.
- Ensure that your child goes to the bathroom the very last thing before sleep. Sometimes they might go to bed early and read but encourage them to go just before they settle down for sleep.
- Leave a light on if there is the slightest anxiety concerning the dark, so that they can get up and walk to the bathroom easily during the night. (Remember that your child may sometimes deny they are scared of the dark just to save face).
- Encourage them to help with changing the sheets if they are old enough and capable. They will feel more involved in trying to help with the problem and be less likely to think that you are annoyed with them because of all the extra work they are causing you. Never punish a child for wetting the bed.