Incontinence Bed Protector: How Do I Protect My Bed From Incontinence?
An estimated five million American adults experience leaking during the night. Nighttime incontinence can occur from a variety of causes, but regardless of what causes your leaks, it’s important to know how to protect you and your bed from leaks during the night.
Incontinence underwear is the most popular way to manage urinary incontinence. Dealing with leaks overnight can be a hassle if you don’t find the right size or absorbency protective underwear. Luckily, there are other ways to protect your bed from incontinence.
Using our incontinence bed protector can help you sleep leak and worry-free, reducing the chances of discomfort. This guide explores how to protect your bed from incontinence during the night and everything else you need to know.
Why Use A Protector?
In general, incontinence pads guard your bedding and mattress against stains from urine, sweat, and other bodily fluids.
Moisture can permanently ruin a mattress with stains and odors. Some warranty policies may even become voided if evidence of bedwetting is present. Therefore, those who suffer from various types of incontinence issues will not only find a waterproof mattress pad or incontinence bed pad to be cost-effective but also provide them the added comfort knowing they can sleep easy and peacefully through the night.
Waterproof mattress protectors can often also shield against allergens, bed bugs, mold, and dust mites.
Another option is disposable underpads, which are typically sold in packs.
Washable bed pads, washable underpads, and sheet protectors are also common alternatives. When washable bed pads or sheet protectors become wet, you can simply wash them like you would the rest of your laundry and reuse it once it is clean.
Sleep Enuresis: What is It?
Urinary incontinence has a variety of causes and can present itself in many different ways. If you experience incontinence leaks during the night, you are experiencing what is known as nocturnal enuresis.
Here are some of the most common causes of nocturnal enuresis.
If you are experiencing incontinence leaks at night, one of the first places to check is your family history. If your immediate family, such as your parents or siblings, experiences bedwetting, it’s likely that the cause is hereditary.
Incontinence at night can also be caused by a hormonal imbalance. The kidneys and renal system are closely regulated by hormones, so if your hormones are out of balance, this can also lead to excessive urine production and incontinence at night.
Nighttime incontinence can also be due to overactive or irritated bladder muscles. This is the most common cause of nocturnal enuresis, as 70 to 80% of cases are due to overactive muscles. If your bladder is irritated, you may benefit from using the overactive bladder diet.
Consult your healthcare physician about what may be causing your incontinence.
Other Common Causes
There are many factors that can lead to nighttime incontinence. Sometimes excessive stress and anxiety can lead to incontinence at night. If you have a medical condition, an irritated bladder, or are taking medication that may cause incontinence as a side effect, this may be why you experience leaking at night.
Luckily, the treatments for incontinence and ways to manage leaks are advancing. One of the best ways to protect your bed from leaks is by using an incontinence bed protector.
Incontinence Bed Protector
Our incontinence bed protector is made with additional waterproof protection, leak-proof backing, and is heat sealed so you won’t have to worry about leaks in the night. They’re made without latex and have non-woven edges so they’re soft on your skin while you sleep. Our absorbent triple layers trap moisture and our odor proof technology traps odor.
Our Incontinence Bed Protectors come in two sizes and levels of absorbency. Our Moderate Pads are green and cover a rectangular area of 23 inches in width by 36 inches in height. Our Maximum Pads are orange and are 30 inches in width by 36 inches in height.
Disposable bed pads are very convenient since they don’t create any additional laundry and you don't have to worry about cleanup. Our incontinence bed protectors are also made for easy disposal when you wake up in the morning. The odor proof technology traps in odor, so you can dispose of it anywhere. For extra discretion and scent-trapping abilities, you can also use our biodegradable disposable bags.
You can bring these with you to dispose of protective underwear or an incontinence bed protector.
Protecting More than Just Beds
As a bonus, our incontinence bed protectors can be used in more places than just your bed. You can use them anywhere you want added protection while sitting or lying down. Just place the colored side down and enjoy leak-proof car rides, picnics, sleeping, and more.
Using an incontinence bed protector is one of the best ways to manage leaks during the night and protect your bed from incontinence. You can also shop for our protective overnight underwear for leak-free, worry-free sleep.