Why am I wetting the bed

Sometimes your brain doesn’t send you a signal to wake up and go to the toilet, and sometimes you notice you need to go to the toilet a bit too late to make it there. When this happens, you wake up wet.

Many teenagers still go through bedwetting.

Remember that talking about it does help, so feel free to share what you’re going through with your parents and people you trust. Finally, don’t forget that you’ll get through this in your own time.

How urination works:

Knowing more about what’s going in your body can help you understand bedwetting better, and as a result, feel more confident:

  • Your kidneys are responsible for absorbing everything your body needs to be healthy and turning everything you don’t need into urine.

  • When you go to sleep at night, your brain tells your kidneys to slow down so they don’t produce urine as much as in the daytime

  • After urine leaves your kidneys, it passes into a round container called the bladder

  • The bladder can stretch like a balloon to hold all of your urine until you feel like you need to go to the toilet. That’s when it travels through the urethra, which is like a pipe.

  • At night, your bladder is supposed to send your brain a message to wake you up to go to the toilet. When your brain doesn’t get the message, then you might wet the bed.