A bedwetting alarm is a device that automatically awakens people from sleep the moment a bedwetting accident happens. For elderly and adult bedwetting, the alarm can alert the caregiver. Read our Buyers Guide for help finding the right incontinence products.
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Incontinence occurs for a variety of reasons. Though not an inevitable part of aging, health issues that occur in both men and women as they get older can be causes of urinary incontinence and lead to conditions like urge incontinence or an overactive bladder. Incontinence products include disposable briefs and adult liners that absorb liquid as well as related products that protect skin and your environment.
To choose the best incontinence solutions for you, you’ll want identify your unique needs and then find the right combination of incontinence aids to provide the necessary level of absorbency—all to give you peace of mind.
There is a wide range of incontinence products to choose from. Some are designed to be worn within regular underwear; others are worn instead of it. Some products address incontinence in women while others are made for men. Within these categories, you’ll want to look at absorbency rates and choose a style based on your degree of incontinence and whether it is urinary and/or bowel related.
Putting Together Your Incontinence Supplies List
The most common incontinence products are in these categories:
Overnight diapers are extra absorbent diapers designed to function effectively through the night, without waking you up or wetting linens.
Disposable briefs, also called disposable adult diapers, are the incontinence product mainstay, available in a variety of price ranges. Reusable versions are available as well.
Belted undergarments provide absorbency with less bulk than a full incontinence undergarment; an absorbent pad is attached to a belt or straps that secure it in place. You can wear your own underwear over it or to layer it with incontinence underwear for added protection.
Incontinence pads, also called guards and liners, are worn within regular underwear and held in place with adhesive strips. Wearing a pad inside a disposable or reusable brief can double up your protection.
Other incontinence products protect your bedding. Waterproof mattress pads and protectors include disposable chux pads and reusable pads. Waterproof sheets and mattress covers offer additional protection.
Cleansing products are another important part of incontinence management. Protecting the skin from irritants is a must with a two-part system of no-rinse cleanser and a barrier product. Other helpful accessories include gloves, wipes and odor eliminators.
A bedwetting alarm is a device that automatically awakens an incontinent person from sleep or alerts a caregiver the moment an adult bedwetting accident happens. The use of a bed wetting alarm is a widely practiced therapeutic method to treat bedwetting, also known as nocturnal enuresis.
Bedwetting alarms are small devices that use a moisture-sensor strategically placed within underwear or built into a special bed pad. When the sensing device or patch detects wetness, it sets off an alarm to rouse the sleeper and prevent further urination from happening. The bed wetting alarm may use vibrating sensations or sound signals.
The ultimate goal is to condition the individual to wake up before the bladder muscles start contracting. This conditioning process may take up to several weeks before it becomes second nature. The goal is to go at least 21 consecutive days without any wetness during sleep.
Bedwetting alarms may be most effective for people whose bladder capacity is not too impaired. If an adult bedwetting accident occurs only once or twice during the night, the chances of a bed wetting alarm helping the individual overcome the condition will be high. The success rate of bedwetting alarms is nearly 70 percent on average.