Causes of Bedwetting

  • Abnormal daytime potty (bladder and bowel habits)
  • Small bladder size
  • Family history of bedwetting
  • Deep sleep and sleep disorders
  • A low blood level of antidiuretic hormone (ADH)
  • Anxiety and emotional stressors
  • Birth defects and medical conditions
  • Constipation
  • Diet
  • Abnormal daytime bladder and bowel habits
  • Combination of the above

There are many suggested causes for bedwetting, but no one cause has been identified. In most cases, bedwetting is most likely caused by several factors. For example, abnormal daytime potty habits and deep sleep. It can be very hard to identify and correct all of the potential underlying causes, but in most children (and adults) the treatment can be effective regardless of the cause. PottyMD is very successful with its ideas and programs. Beware of others that provide the “magic pill” or >90% success guarantees. If they were that good PottyMD would not be trying to improve the outcomes.