April Poll Results
46 kids voted.
8 said they sometimes know that they are wetting, but can't wake up.
11 said they always know that they are wetting, but can't wake up.
said they never
know they are wetting.
In summary, two out of five kids voting said they sometimes or always know that they are wetting, but they just can't wake up. Three out of five kids voting said they never know that they are wetting. Therefore, it seems that many kids who wet the bed have a difficult time pulling themselves awake, or "arousing" from sleep, even though they know that they are wetting. If you are like that, then learning how to arouse or pull yourself awake will help you stop wetting. Having your parents help you wake up to a wetness alarm or an alarm clock is one way of doing this. For example, your parents can give you a small reward if you wake up to the alarm within 20 seconds the first night, 15 seconds the second night, and so on. If you are the type who sleeps so deeply that you never know that you are wetting or you never hear alarms, it is possible that you do not get enough sleep. Teenagers, for example, need nine (9) hours of sleep a night, or they become sleep deprived and will wet more. Caffeine makes it worse. Another study also showed that if teenagers lose one hour of sleep per night for a week, by the end of the week their IQ test score is 20 points lower.