Bedding to help keep you dry at night

Bedding to help keep you dry at night

Whether it’s yourself, your child or your parent that needs help staying dry at night, our range of waterproof protection will keep mattresses and pillows safe from accidents and spills.  Choose from convenient reusable bed pads or all over encasements for complete peace of mind.

SlumberSlumber Sleep Essentials Reusable Waterproof Bed Pad

Sleep Essentials waterproof reusable bed pad has been designed to provide maximum performance and protection for the user. This bed pad is designed to offer comfort, confidence and a restful night’s sleep, perfect for endless uses from childhood bed wetting and pregnancy to old age and everything in between!

Waterproof bed bad

Reusable Bed Pads remove the stress of having to change the whole bed. This bed pad can be washed and reused many times, with the absorbency increasing with the first few washes.

Made from the finest materials, the Sleep Essentials Reusable Bed Pad uses modern technology to protect your mattress from all kinds of liquids. The bed pad consists of five functional layers, the top layer is made from a highly technical fabric which allows liquids to pass through while remaining dry and comfortable to sleep on.  The liquid is locked away in the middle layers and the waterproof breathable polyurethane backing prevents penetration of the liquid to the mattress.

You can also opt for the Reusable Waterproof Bed Pad with Wings to tuck around the sides of your mattress to keep the bed pad firmly in place.

 

Waterproof Mattress Encasement

For a protective waterproof bottom layer opt for a waterproof mattress encasement.

Waterproof Mattress Encasement

SlumberSlumber Sleep Essentials Waterproof Mattress Encasement protects against accidents or spills, while a soft upper layer provides a comfortable sleeping surface.

 

Anti Bed Bug & Allergy Mattress & Pillow Encasements

Available in either Terry or Tencel, these Allersafe ranges are the ideal solution for dealing with allergens and moisture.

Terry pillowTerry mattress

Tencel pillowTencel mattress

 

With all Allersafe Anti Allergy products they have Breathe-a-Barrier™ technology creating a water resistant barrier for peace of mind.

Mattress and pillow protectors and encasement’s help with even the biggest accidents. Waterproof bedding is extremely helpful in preventing damage to mattresses from such incidents as bed wetting, incontinence and spills, as well as helping with hygiene.

Also, if you find yourself waking up wet from sweat and over-heating at night, take a look at our products that will help you keep cool.

For more information about bed wetting or allergies visit our Sleep Clinic.

Is bed wetting the sign of something more serious?

Is bed wetting the sign of something more serious?

Wetting the bed – also known medically as nocturnal enuresis – can be embarrassing, upsetting and have a detrimental effect on your confidence as it can happen at any time during sleep or napping.

Bed Wetting in Children

In many cases of bed wetting in children this is not a sign of anything serious, but simply a phase in their development. Children are most likely to wet the bed regularly (at least twice a week) aged four and a half1 and the chances of them wetting the bed decrease as they get older. If bed wetting is effecting your child’s social life, for example preventing them from going on trips or having sleepovers, then visit your GP for advice.

There are also a number of tips on how to help your child improve their bladder control in the SlumberSlumber Sleep Clinic.

Bed Wetting in Adults

If you are wetting the bed as an adult and are unsure why, it may be due to a number of causes; from drinking late at night, having an oversensitive bladder or a urinary tract infection. Take a look at the SlumberSlumber sleep clinic for more common causes of adult bed wetting.

However, bed wetting could be a sign of something more serious. Bed wetting can be a symptom of diabetes, for example. People with diabetes have abnormal blood sugar levels and to compensate for this the body creates lots of sugary urine, which is why diabetics are often also thirsty. Coupled with weak bladder control, this can lead to bed wetting during sleep.

Wetting the bed could also be a symptom of an enlarged prostate as a result of infection or cancer. Or you may have something physically wrong with your bladder, causing it to weaken.

Sleep apnoea can also lead to bed wetting as your brain focusses more on obtaining more oxygen than other, less important, bodily functions such as bladder control.

Bed wetting can often be managed or treated, but the first port of call is always your GP.

For more advice about other sleep related issues visit the SlumberSlumber Sleep Clinic. For products that can help keep you dry at night visit our bed wetting product page.

Bed Wetting: What is it and how can I stop it?

Bed Wetting: What is it and how can I stop it?

What is bed wetting?

Nocturnal enuresis or bed wetting as it’s more commonly known, can be very worrying, often causing frustration and embarrassment in both children and adults.

Many people wet the bed, with one in every 1001 people affected throughout their adult life, just with very few speaking about it. So if you’re suffering from nocturnal enuresis, just remember that you’re not alone. Some people wet the bed regularly from a young age, while others may stop during childhood and begin again in adulthood.

Bed wetting can be a very stressful experience, affecting relationships and damaging your self-esteem. It can cause practical problems too, including having to frequently change wet sheets and bedding. This in turn can have a huge impact on staying away overnight and going on holiday.

 

What causes bed wetting?

Causes of bed wetting can differ depending on how long you have suffered with it. However, in some cases you may just produce larger amounts of urine during the night. It could be related to any of the following:

  • You don’t have the necessary muscle and nerve control – The necessary nerve and muscle control for your bladder to work correctly may not have developed, meaning that your bladder muscle contracts and empties when it’s only half full of urine.

 

  • You produce a lot of urine at night – The mechanisms that reduce urine production at night have not developed.

 

  • Sleep apnoea can cause bed wetting – Since breathing during sleep can be difficult for those with sleep apnoea, the brain works harder to take in oxygen than it does to control other bodily functions, like bladder control. Find out more about sleep apnoea here.

 

  • Urine infection – If you have a urine infection this will irritate your bladder, making you need the toilet more frequently.

 

  • Diabetes – This is a condition which means your blood sugar is too high. Your kidneys produce lots of sugary urine to lower the sugar. You will pass more urine and if you have weak bladder control, you could suffer from bed wetting.

 

  • Alcohol, coffee or diuretic medicines – Diuretics are medicines that encourage the kidney to make more urine and are used to treat high blood pressure. It’s recommended that you avoid taking a diuretic at bedtime as you’ll need to pass urine during the night and this can cause bed wetting if you have weak bladder control. Alcohol and coffee have a similar effect, so it’s advised that you avoid them within 3 hours of bedtime.

 

  • Sleeping Tablets – Although sleeping tablets can improve your sleep, it can also mean that you don’t wake up when you have a full bladder, causing you to wet the bed.

 

Bed wetting in children

Most children outgrow bed wetting by about seven years old. By this age, bladder control is stronger and fully developed. Lifestyle changes, medical treatment and support from family and friends can help children combat bed wetting.

In the UK it’s estimated that2:

  • 1 in 12 children, aged four and half years old wet the bed at least twice a week
  • 1 in 40 children at seven and half years old regularly wet the bed
  • At nine and half years old, 1 in 65 children wet the bed regularly

Read this article for help treating your child’s bed wetting habits.

Adult bed wetting

It’s estimated that around 1 in 100 people continue to wet the bed into adulthood (primary enuresis), with some people starting to wet the bed when they come into adulthood (secondary enuresis).

This usually requires referral to a specialist such as an urologist (a specialist in treating conditions that affect the urinary system) or an incontinence adviser.

Learn more about adult bed wetting here.

                                                                                                                                                                  

Bedding essentials to keep you dry at night

Waterproof mattress and pillow protectors are essentials tools for coping with bedwetting.

SlumberSlumber’s Sleep Essentials Reuseable Waterproof Bed Pad has been designed to provide maximum performance and protection for the user. This bed pad is designed to offer comfort, confidence and a restful night’s sleep with complete peace of mind.

Reusable Bed Pads take away the stress of having to change the whole bed. An absorbable bed pad is perfect for endless uses from pregnancy to old age and everything in between.

It’s also worth considering a bed wetting alarm. This involves wearing a small sensor on your underwear and an alarm on your pyjamas. If the sensor starts to get wet it simply sets off the alarm. Overtime, the alarm should help you recognise when you need to get up and go to the toilet.

Read more about waterproof bedding here.

What can I do to stop my bed wetting?

Firstly it’s important to remember that bed wetting is not your fault, so there is no need to feel guilty or embarrassed. There are a number of different things you can try to stop bed wetting:

Cut down on alcohol and caffeine – only trial and error will show if this helps you.

Use an alarm clock – set an alarm that wakes you up a couple of hours after going to bed and a couple of hours before your intended wake up time. Change these alarm times every few days to avoid getting into the habit of going to the toilet the same time every night.

Sleep in a different bed – some people find that sleeping in a different room or simply changing the position of your bed can help.

Seek advice from your GP – It’s important not to feel embarrassed when going to your doctor. You must clearly state that your problem is wetting the bed and don’t pass it off as cystitis or some other urine problem – the doctor’s guess work doesn’t usually pay off! It’s recommended that you keep a diary detailing your bed wetting patterns 2-3 weeks prior to visiting your doctor.

Sometimes wetting the bed can be a sign of a more serious problem – read this to article to find out when you should visit your GP.

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