Brain and Physiology: How do bedwetting alarms work?
Bedwetting alarms work on the principle of Conditioned Learning. This principle was discovered by Pavlov, a Russian psychologist in the early 1900s. He found that if a powerful stimulus is associated with a neutral one then after a time the neutral one acquires the same strength as the powerful one.
In his work with dogs Pavlov found that putting food in a dog’s mouth was a powerful stimulus triggering the production of saliva. He then experimented with ringing a bell each time he gave the dog some food and after a time he found that simply ringing a bell would result in the dog producing saliva. People are also affected by this kind of learning. Whenever a powerful and neutral stimulus occur together, a link is made.
In the case of bed wetters the sensation of a full bladder should trigger awakening but it doesn’t. However, the sound of a loud noise can trigger waking and cause an immediate contraction of the external sphincter muscle which stops the flow of urine from the bladder. The solution is to pair up the feeling of a full bladder with a loud noise so that, in time, the sensation of a full bladder will do the waking just like a loud noise.
How the Alarm Stops Bedwetting.
The alarm sounds at the first sign of moisture, and interrupts the wetting process. The alarm conditions the child to quickly recognize bladder fullness, and awaken before wetness occurs. Complete success usually takes just 4 to 12 weeks.
- More Confident Children: train children to become aware of their nighttime bladder function, help them overcome bedwetting and sleep dry; no more teasing by siblings and friends; a great boost to children’s confidence and self esteem;
- Creative design on integrated functions: Merging audible alarm with vibration and LED light indicator, metal moisture sensor clip used to grip the recipient’ underpant. With the one-drop detection, this alarm will make
- Doctor Recommended: natural approach and no side effects; proven to stop bedwetting in boys and girls and deep sleepers in weeks without medication; help build the brain-bladder connection and alert the child /adult /old baby when wetting occurs;
- Habit Formation: synchronized sound and vibration alerts at the very first drop of moisture, wakens and motivates your child to finish urinating in bathroom and to form a habit in 4-12 weeks;
- Convenient and Effective: compact microprocessor controlled sensor will not poke or pinch; adjustable armband alarm fits on child’s upper arm for comfortable sleep;