How should I deal with nighttime incontinence?

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If nighttime incontinence creates occasional problems, buy a plastic mattress cover at a discount store or a waterproof pad at a store where cribs or baby products are sold. The waterproof pad is a flat piece of flannel-like material that sits on the mattress in the middle of the bed. Place the pad under the fitted sheet, or make the bed with two fitted sheets, placing a waterproof pad between the sheets. If the top sheet gets wet, remove it and the pad, and you have a clean bed in a flash.

If nighttime incontinence problems are chronic, consider wearing adult incontinence briefs. Be sure to discuss any incontinence problems with your doctor or a specialist.
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