How do bedwetting alarms work?

Children who wet their beds do not wake up to their bodies’ signals to go to the washroom.

A bedwetting alarm consists of an alarm unit connected to a sensor in the child’s underwear that detects moisture. When urination occurs and the sensor gets wet, an alarm is triggered that produces a loud sound, vibration and light.

Bedwetting alarms work similarly to setting your alarm clock at the same time every morning.

Over time, you start to wake up right before the alarm goes off. Your brain gets used to a certain pattern, and this works even during sleep. Likewise, a bedwetter’s brain will eventually “clue in” that it is time to wake up when the bladder is full. With consistent use, a bedwetting alarm will enable a child to become completely dry.

Up to 90% of children become completely dry within 3-4 months!

Numerous clinical studies show that bedwetting alarms work. It is the only treatment proven to cure nocturnal enuresis (the medical term for bedwetting). A bedwetting alarm is the recommended first-line treatment for bedwetting in all published treatment guidelines, including those by the Canadian Paediatric Society.

Alarm treatment takes time and effort. DryMaker® is here to help.

Alarm treatment is extremely effective, however it can take considerable effort, over at least four weeks, before progress is made. It may take up to 3-4 months to become completely dry. At DryMaker® , we don’t just sell you a device, we provide you with the advice and support you need now and throughout the treatment. We want your child to get dry and stay dry—permanently.

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