Bedwetting Alarms & Nocturnal Enuresis Sensors
Bedwetting Alarms (also known as nocturnal enuresis alarms) offer a non-pharmaceutical way of dealing with bedwetting. These alarms come in several different styles, such as alarms with sensors that attach to pajama or underwear, or bedwetting sensor pads that lay on the bed.
We carry a variety of systems and accessories to match your individual needs. When you desire to have extra protection for your bed, you can select from our incontinence products as well, including our Washable Underpads.
Are Bedwetting Alarms Effective?
Urine alarms are one of the most effective methods when working with involuntary nighttime incontinence. When used in connection with other preventative steps, such as drinking less liquid before bed, bladder control becomes simpler.
Consistent use of the alarm trains the user to wake up when urination starts. The goal is for the user to learn to wake on their own to take care of toileting issues during the night.
Nocturnal enuresis alarms work best with persons who are at least eight-years-old. Children younger than that are still developing, and bedwetting is often the result of immature body functioning.
How Does the Bell and Pad Method Work?
These systems consist of two major components - a sensor that lays flat on the bed - and an alarm or buzzer. When the sensor detects moisture, it sends a signal to the bell, which often attaches to the pajamas near the shoulder. The pee alarm sounds to wake the user.
Sensors that attach to pajamas or underwear work the same way.
How Does a Wireless Bedwetting Alarm Work?
They work using the same principles -only they send their signal via wireless transmission. No wires can mean better comfort for the user because they cannot get trapped under or tangled about the person.
How Long Does it Take for a Nighttime Bedwetting Alarm to Work?
It often takes up to twelve weeks to obtain the desired results. During the first several weeks, it is not uncommon for the caregiver or parent to wake first when the alarm goes off. Typically this person will need to arouse the user. But, as the user becomes accustomed to the alert, they can wake up without assistance to take care of toileting.