The ABC’s of Bedwetting: H

The complete bedwetting dictionary: H


☀️ Holding in (Restraint mechanism):

When we are awake during the day, we use our brain’s cognitive mechanisms. The action of restraint is controlled by the subconscious mechanism of the brain during sleep, when the cognitive system is not active.

Urine production by the kidneys is directly related to the amount of fluid in the body. The urine passes through two tubes (one from each kidney) before reaching the bladder. The tubes are referred to as ureters.

The bladder is the last stop for urine before it leaves the body. Nerve cells from the third and fourth vertebrae of the spine shape the bladder. Mature bladders measure approximately 13X8X13 cm in size and have a capacity of about 600 cc when full.

An involuntary smooth muscle surrounds the bladder. This muscle is responsible for forming the inner sphincter of the bladder. Thus, the inner sphincter is controlled by an involuntary muscle, while the outer sphincter, which is the important sphincter for voluntary restraint, is controlled by a voluntary muscle.