Wearing a diaper at night and getting a good nights sleep

by JimJim | Nov 18, 2010 02:20 AM

Does anyone else have a problem sleeping at night if you don't wear a diaper. I find myself getting up at least three times at night to use the washroom. Sometimes I start to wet my underwear before I make it to the washroom. This leads to a very unrestfull night. If I wear a diaper at night, I find myself waking up wet but feeling very refreshed. Once I wake up and start to walk to the washroom I can feel myself wetting before I get there. I find myself putting on a diaper every night now. I must admit that there are some nights, not offen, but some nights I do wake up dry but again, on the way to the washroom I begin to wet before I get there. Anybody in the same boat?

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    Jim L.11/30/2010 8:50:00 AM

    I wear protection most nights.

    I have sleep apnea and sleep with a breathing machine.

    Occasionally I will wear a cloth diaper or brief with plastic pants, these are easier to put on than a disposable briefs. I do like the convenience of a disposable brief.

    Sometimes I have difficulty fastening the tapes on a brief but that is more of a mobility issue than a product issue.

    I do sleep better wearing protection and my sleep apnea mask.

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    sport12/2/2010 7:51:00 AM

    I decided a few yrs ago to get a good nights rest and not worry about trying to wake up and catch myself before wetting would wake up half awake and going.Boy it was a relief to sleep at night also don't bother my wife.

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    LynnK12/4/2010 2:53:00 AM

    The longer we wear diapers, the easier it is to just put them on and know were gonna wake up wet. The change toward a carefree "im gonna have wet diapers anyway" mindset makes allows for a more relaxed person. I know I am in cloth diapers and for years never feel it when I wet. At first in diapers, I tried snd struggled and got up at night to pee but it didnt work. My mom finally said stop waking everybody up at night and stay in bed, if you wake up dry fine but if you wake up wet OK too. Looking back, she is like several spouces here, and knew fultime diapers were coming and stopped the struggle for dryness that wasn't happening.

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    JimJim12/7/2010 10:02:00 AM

    I have to ask. When some of us tell me that they are in diapers, are we using the word "diapers" as general or are we in "diapers" Diapers with pins or tapes. If some of us use cloth diapers you then have to use plastic pants. Like I have said in past replys, I use pull ups and they seem to work for me. If at night I guess I could use diapers but its hard for me to turn and put the tapes on or use pins with cloth. I guess what I am trying to ask, Am I the only one that uses pull ups (Tranqulity ATN) I use them at night and when I am in the car for long periods of time. I guess I'm just rambling on.

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    BRT 470812/8/2010 12:22:00 PM

    I find easier to wear the diaper during naps just in case I loose myself in a dream.

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    Cojo12/17/2010 1:32:00 PM

    I wish I could wear a pullup at night - but my body seems to save everything up and I wet a lot at night. For now, I find Abena X to be the best for nighttime, but as I age, I go more and will soon have to start wearing pads with them.

    On the other hand, I'd rather wear cloth anyday and have no problem putting them on. Except that I need to lose about 30 pounds. When I weigh what I should (125-130 pounds), cloth works great. Any heavier than that and they are a recipe for liquid disaster.

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    Puffy Pants12/17/2010 7:32:00 PM

    JimJim, I think there is a good mix on this forum that use disposables, and cloth. I used disposables (with the tapes) for years, and am just new to cloth, experimenting with them with the pins, and the pull-on type with a cover pant, some nights a pin on with a pull on cloth over top of that and a cover pant, trying to find what works best for me. Just a pin on is not enough, I would need around 8 layers for adequate absorbancy. I found a disposable pullup not enough for night time coverage, and had to go full diaper to meet my needs. The cloth is much more comfortable, and soaks up fluid much better then any disposable I tried, but there are some high end diapers that wuold do it I am sure, jsut too expensive for me to go that route. The Tena Super is what I used most before cloth, hope that helps you for info, Puffy

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    JimJim12/18/2010 10:27:00 AM

    Puffy Pants, Thanks for the info. Sometimes it helps just to let go and ask others if they have the same problems as I do. Right now I find that the pull ups work for me. I know I have said this before. I've tried some samples of diapers (Lately) with tapes and I just can't get it to work for me. I know that there are some evenings that I drink a lot of liquid and know that when I go to bed I will need more than just a pull up. So it's pull up's, booster pad and rubber pants just for safe keeping. I don't feel myself wetting the first time or during the night. (I will admit that I sure get a good nights sleep wearing a diaper or pull up.) When the alarm clock rings it's like I'm off to the races. I wet again before getting out of bed. Then my pull up is really wet and sagging. Right to the bathroom I go to change. I guess if I had better luck with a "diaper" with tapes I would use then more. Maybe because I sleep on my back through the night and my penis is pointed down the pull up works best for me. I was going to try the Tena Stretch (no tapes just velcro) but I don't think it holds as much liquid as the Tranqulity ATN does. Has anyone else tried the Tena Stretch? I guess I will do some more checking. Sorry for rambling on.

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    Puffy Pants12/18/2010 4:35:00 PM

    Hi again JimJim, no need to apologize, you are not rambling! lol... The nighttime issue of adequate protection is one that everybody has to juggle to get something that works for them. I never had any success with a pull up, either Depends brand which I wear everyday wothout fail, or the Tena ones, they just don't "fit me" right to contain and liquids, the leak out the top and sides profusely, even fit snug to the body. I never tried the ATN pull ups, but did try the full diaper which worked, just more expensive then what I was willing to pay. I went to a full diaper at night within the first month of my first nighttime episode, and tried almost every type there is... Tena regular and Super, Depends, Attends, Abena, Molicare... you name it I tried them I am sure! It took months of trying different brands and absorbancy leverl to dial it in to the point where I could sleep through the night and have a dry bed in the morning, but wet knickers! Some nights they were needed, others they were not, but I sleep much better too when I have something to cover the issue, needed or not, all I know is it is safe to sleep and not worry about it. I have never tried, let alone seen the Tena Stretch brand out here in Canada, but if Tena makes it I am sure it could be brought into the Home Health care store I get my other Tenas at. I just "Googled" them, and they look just like the ones I use but have the wide band along the top, and have the velcro on the tapes, which mine do as well but in a regular diaper layout without the wrap around flaps on each side. I could use them at night I am sure, they have the same absorbancy as the Super ones, so I am sure they will work for you if you try them. Just get at snug a fit as possible, especially around the legs without cutting off circulation of course, and you should have great nights with them. Switching to cloth at night has been another juggling act trying to get what works figured out, but it is getting much easier to know how many layers I need to get to a dry morning, and a restful nights sleep. Let us all know how they do for you would ya? Puffy

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    JimJim12/19/2010 7:59:00 AM

    Puffy Pants. I sometimes wonder if there are companies, that make adult diapers, that would want new models to test their concept diapers? Do they use the same people over and over? Do they go out and find new testers? I wonder how that would be. If I were a tester I would some though, some insite to the making of an adult diaper. Just a thought..... I tried the Tena for men pull ups. They fall off my hips. If I were a tester I would have suggested a tighter fit around the waist. Again, just rambling on.

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