National Sleep Foundation

Chapter 6: Parasomnias

Consequences of Enuresis (Bedwetting)

The major complication of enuresis is decreased self-esteem There is no evidence that children with enuresis have more behavioral or psychological problems than children who do not wet the bed.1


  1. Mahowald MW, “Other Parasomnias,” in Kryger M, Roth T, Dement W (ed.), Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine (5th Edition), St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders, 2011, pages 1198-1105.