Bed wetting after drinking alcohol. Why?

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I m 48 yrs old

When I drink too much

I sleep n wake up in wet clothes

Please help

2 Answers

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That is not uncommon. First, alcohol is a diuretic that can increase your urine volume. Second, intoxication by alcohol would cause you to lose control of your bladder and rectal muscles, leading to wetting and defecating without control. In general, it is not a big problem. When you get sober, the symptoms would go away.

If you drink too much, your brain is inhibited and it cannot get the bladder sensation signal, which may not call you awake when your bladder is full, and thus the incontinence happens. Drink less.