Did you know that urinary incontinence affects over 25 million adults in the US?
Urinary incontinence affects both Men and Women and there are multiple causes. If you are suffering from this condition, know that you are not alone.
Urinary incontinence is a physical condition where a person cannot control their bladder functions. There are many causes of urinary incontinence such as changes from old age, pregnancy or post childbirth, or from the complications and side effects of chronic diseases and medications.
One type of incontinence is Nocturnal enuresis or bedwetting (bed wetting). Nocturnal enuresis is when a person cannot control their bladder overnight and bladder leakage occurs. The good news is that incontinence is a mostly treatable condition; depending on the cause, however, the symptoms and consequences are still bothersome.
It is especially difficult for people suffering with bedwetting or nocturnal enuresis. Whilst this is mainly a condition that affects children, around 2% of adults have self reported that they suffer from a form of nighttime incontinence.
Nocturnal enuresis can be inconvenient as it means clothes, bed linen and mattresses become soiled and can cause broken sleep due to night time waking. Not only is this an inconvenience to clean, but also it’s important to consider the prevention of damage to your bed mattress.
The prevention of staining is significant but it’s also essential to maintain a high standard of hygiene and sanitation. Mattresses are costly and it’s another inconvenience to find yourself needing to replace one.
The medical and incontinence community highly recommend the use of a mattress protector or under pad for both adults and children who have bedwetting symptoms.
Under pads or mattress protectors provide a waterproof barrier to protect mattresses from moisture and staining.
They have cotton/polyester topside and a vinyl or PVC under layer that prevents moisture seeping through. These reusable under pads are machine washable and non-slip and are perfect for someone who has an overactive bladder or night incontinence.
Mattress protectors come in a range of designs and styles however, the ReliaMed reusable Underpad is one of the most popular on the market. Not only is it machine washable for ease of cleaning, it has a PVC backing to hold moisture and stop leaking.
The ReliaMed underpad is Ibex quilted and plaid ensuring comfort, no sweating from the PVC and is an unrecognizable accessory, meaning you have the confidence knowing it is unrecognizable, unlike many others on the market.
If you find yourself suffering from night wetting and want to ensure overnight comfort and increased life of your mattress, be sure to use a mattress protector or under pad.