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I am 13, and I peed in my bed last night

I am 13, and I peed in my bed last night. I was having this weird dream in which I couldn’t stop peeing, and then I woke up soaked. What’s wrong with me?
Don’t worry—you’re not all wet. Dreaming about peeing is likely your body’s way of trying to make you aware that you need to “go.” But when you sleep through it, well… If it happened once, don’t sweat it. Even if it occurs occasionally, it’s not uncommon: About 3 percent of kids under 14 wet the bed. Explains Dr. John Gallehr, Carita Peace Center, Louisville, Ky., either your brain isn’t shutting down urine production at night or you don’t wake up when your bladder’s full. Over time, your body learns to do both. Don’t drink liquids a few hours before bedtime. And, set an alarm for 2 a.m. so you can use the bathroom. Drier days are ahead!

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by GL | 2/1/2016
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