Here’s what an ADHD specialist says about bedwetting.
For this article I consulted with Dr. Robert Myers, creator of the Total Focus program at Legacy Publishing. Dr. Myers is a clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families and parents, specializing in children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
“ADHD does not cause bedwetting, though ADHD kids are more likely to have bedwetting than the general population,” says Dr. Myers.
“Bedwetting is a sleep disorder in which the child is sleeping so soundly they are not awakened by signals from the bladder letting them know they need to get up, or for the brain to tighten the muscles to hold it for a while longer.
“Because children with sleep disorders are more prone to sleep issues, they are somewhat more likely to have the problem, but bedwetting can and does occur in children who do not have ADHD.”