The other night i went to bed kind of wet. i woke up in the middle of the night, wet, and went back to sleep. apparently the 2nd time i wet was little too much, because i woke up in a pretty wet bed......i am so glad i am not really incontinent. cleaning up before class was not fun at all.
This makes me wonder how it works for babies and young kids when they're sleeping - if their diapers weren't reliable while lying down, what's the point? So why don't adult diapers work that well? :dunno:
Or is it just because we tend to flood our diapers more often?
1st of all babies and young kids have much smaller bladders than teens and adults. The possibility of leaking out of a diaper is greater due to the amount of fluid that comes out at one time.
It comes with practice in how much will come out at once, and the ability for your bladder to stretch and hold it. Therefore the suggestion is - whenever you feel the need to pee, then do it, as often as possible. What that does is cause the bladder to shrink and you get into the habit of peeing much less.
Another technique is pee until you don't feel the urge and see if you can stop the flow. That way it allows the pee to be soaked up better into the diaper.
That is why if a diaper is fully saturated when I go to bed I either make sure there is NOTHING in my bladder so I will get through the whole night without needing the toilet for certain or I take it off. Even when it is saturated and you don't need it, the pressure your body weight puts on it can be enough for a bit of a leak.
I can't pee while lying in bed, I have to stand up and do it...so I haven't had that problem. However, I have "overwet" my diaper from time to time and have woken up to a leak due to moving around in bed during my sleep. Never a total disaster though. I was thinking I might get a mattress cover.