Do adults experience bedwetting?

While bedwetting (also known as nocturnal enuresis) is more common in children, it is possible for some adults to experience it as well. In fact, bedwetting affects an estimated 1-2% of adults.

There are several possible reasons why an adult might experience bedwetting, including:

  1. Underlying medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, urinary tract infections, and neurological disorders, can cause bedwetting in adults.
  2. Medications: Certain medications, such as diuretics or sedatives, can increase the likelihood of bedwetting in some individuals.
  3. Emotional or psychological issues: Stress, anxiety, depression, and other emotional or psychological issues can sometimes lead to bedwetting in adults.
  4. Bladder or prostate problems: Conditions that affect the bladder or prostate, such as an enlarged prostate or bladder obstruction, can sometimes lead to bedwetting.

If you or someone you know is experiencing bedwetting as an adult, it is important to speak with a professional to determine the underlying cause and to develop an appropriate treatment plan.