I Dreamt I Was Peeing, and Then I Peed in My Bed

Updated on March 22, 2017

You're Not Alone

Many people have experienced waking up from a dream of going to the bathroom to find that they've either gone, are going, or really have to go. For most, this is a one-time occurrence and it's nothing to worry about. If this is a repeated problem, however, you should seek help. It's not the dream that's causing the accident, it's the fact your body isn't waking up to its need to urinate.

My Experience With Bedwetting Dreams

I was walking upstairs and felt my nightgown against my body. I was warm, surprisingly so for wintertime. My bare feet were not even cold, and usually it's freezing in the house. I made my way to the bathroom where I proceeded to do what all humans do. I peed.

Ahhh, sweet relief....




What the hell have I just done! I'm peeing! I'm peeing in my bed, and I can't stop! Holy crap, this is crazy!

Apparently, the scenario was just a really vivid dream. So much so that I actually let loose in real life. So now here I am, jumping up out of bed, feeling the warm urine turning ice cold on my pajamas, and a big ole steamy stain right on my brand-new mattress.

I know, I'm disgusting, I'm vile...some would even say a sinner. I pissed the bed.

I have never been a bedwetter. Who the hell wets the bed at 26 years old? I had never in my life woken from my sleep to find myself pissing all over the place. There had to be an explanation for why I did what I did.

I took my case to dream books. I wanted to find out what dreaming about peeing meant. Answers were provided (it turns out that dreaming that you are peeing is a sign that relief from a difficult situation may happen soon), yet no book had the answer to why I dreamt I was peeing, and then actually pissed.

The only logical answer I could come up with is that my body knew I had to go, thus the dream. I did have to go, but unfortunately I didn't wake up in time to actually go. The dream of seeing the toilet and relieving myself started the urination process.

"False Awakening"

It turns out this is a fairly common occurrence, one that happens to many people all around the world, old and young. It's so common that psychologists have a name for it: a "false awakening."

In a false awakening, your dream of waking up is so vivid and realistic that you completely believe it, and then you behave as if you were awake, but you're really still lying there asleep in bed. In a false awakening, dreamers often dream they are doing the regular things they need to do like getting up, getting dressed, brushing their teeth, and having breakfast. And, of course, peeing.

It's like your body has two needs—to empty your bladder and to get enough sleep—and instead of sacrificing one (sleep) for the other (pee), it tries to take a shortcut: pee AND sleep. It's like your brain's lazy way of fooling itself into believing it can have it all.

Though it might seem like your dream made you pee, it's likely the other way around, that your brain received the signal that you needed to go and then that stimulus provided the inspiration for your dream.

What to Do Now

If this has happened to you, you should know that you are not alone. Many people go through this experience without it becoming a recurring problem.

If it only happens once and does not occur again, don't worry about it. It was a one-time thing, and there are thousands of other people who have experienced the same thing.

What Happens If It Doesn't Stop

Bedwetting, also called nocturnal enuresis, is only a problem if it's a regular occurrence. Some people have never experienced a dry period since they were kids. For others, bedwetting comes back to them after years of never having even one accident. According to the National Association for Continence, 2% of the U.S. population experiences recurring bedwetting.

If you're a teenager, it's likely that your system is just a little slow and that your body will learn to coordinate itself with time.

Causes of Bedwetting in Adults

There are two types of bedwetting:

  • Persistant primary nocturnal enuresis is a condition that begins in childhood and is when someone hasn't experienced nighttime dryness for longer than 6 months. There is evidence to show that this kind of bedwetting is hereditary.
  • Adult-onset secondary enuresis is for people who have experienced dryness but then experience a recurrence later in life.

According to Dr. Margaret Stearn, if you've just started bedwetting after a long period of being dry, some of the underlying causes could be:

  • A urinary tract infection, which can make it difficult for the bladder to hold urine
  • Alcohol, coffee or diuretic medicines, which all cause production of more urine and can irritate the bladder
  • Sleeping tablets - Sometimes these cause sleep so deep the body doesn't wake up when it recognizes that it needs to go
  • Diabetes - Lots of urine can be a symptom of diabetes. If the diabetes is treated, this problem goes away
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Some medications
  • An underlying medical condition, like a prostate problem in men or pelvic organ prolapse in women
  • Urinary tract stones
  • A neurological disorder
  • An anatomical abnormality
  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostate enlargement
  • Bladder cancer
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • A spinal cord injury

What Can You Do to Diminish or Stop Adult Bedwetting

First of all, do not blame yourself for wetting the bed—it is completely involuntary and cannot be controlled. There is no reason to feel guilty or dirty for having this problem. There are some tactics that may help you solve the problem without seeking medical help:

  • Try changing your diet. Cut down on alcohol and coffee as well as acidic foods and the other foods seen in this list of common bladder irritants from the National Association for Incontinence.
  • Don't take diuretic medicines at night.
  • Limit the fluids you drink in the late afternoon and in the evening, but do not dehydrate yourself. This can actually irritate your bladder more, causing the opposite effect that you want.
  • Try to reduce your stress levels. Change your living or work situation, take a vacation, or learn stress-management techniques.
  • Try using an alarm clock to wake you up a couple hours after you go to bed and a couple hours before you wake up. Vary the time every few days so your bladder doesn't get into a specific pattern.
  • You could try sleeping in a different bed or moving your bed.
  • Exercise - Find a program that will help build muscle, endurance, and flexibility. Some combination of weight training (including training with your bodyweight), cardiovascular training (like running), and stretching regimen might help you improve control.
  • Strengthen your pelvic floor by doing Kegels, which are exercises that can help you improve bladder and bowel function.
  • Lose weight. Being overweight increases your risk of incontinence, especially for women. Trying a diet that is low in refined carbohydrates, sugar, and eliminates caloric drinks is a good place to start.
  • Go to the bathroom before you go to bed at night. Wait 5 minutes and do it again. Pee as soon as you get up.
  • Though not clinically proven to be effective, it's possible you could teach yourself to recognize that you're dreaming through lucid dreaming techniques.

You Should Get Help If

This is an ongoing problem. Though millions of people suffer from bedwetting, only 1 in 12 seeks help for it. You don't have to be one of those 11 people suffering alone. There are ways that you can manage or even stop bedwetting.

Before you go to the doctor, keep a diary for 2-3 weeks to keep track of your voiding habits. The National Association for Incontinence has a downloadable template with the kind of information you should be monitoring. You should also be sure to note the number of wet vs dry nights, your quality of sleep, your emotional state, and any other symptoms you're having like night sweats.

When you do see a doctor, make sure you're direct and tell them that you have a bedwetting issue. Break through the embarrassment! Otherwise you won't be able to get the help that might make your situation better.

When You See the Doctor

Your doctor will check for a number of things. They'll do a physical exam, a neurological exam, and a urine test to see if any of those provide clues as to the underlying reason for the bedwetting.

After this, they may help you find a product solution, recommend a behavioral change, or depending on the situation, prescribe medication that might help.

In the meantime while you figure out what's going on, you should manage the bedwetting as you need with the appropriate products like waterproof sheets, a waterproof duvet cover, briefs to wear at night, etc.

People who use these products say they're much better than cleaning the sheets and clothes. If you're embarrassed by the prospect of purchasing them, you can always do it online.

Some people, for whatever reason, find that nothing works and that bedwetting is an on-going part of their life. This doesn't have to be the end of the world. Like one person says:

"I refuse to let it bother me. I wear glasses because my eyes don't work very well: some people have hearing aids - some need pacemakers or other devices or medications to help things that go wrong with the body. I wear nappies because my bladder doesn't work properly, and because none of the medications I have tried have ever worked. It's just one of those things as far as I am concerned and I no longer let it worry me. My wife prefers me to wear a nappy to save the sheets and so that I don't wee all over her. So I wet myself while I am asleep - yeah, so what? It's no big deal. And even if I do start wetting myself during the day too, then I will wear nappies 24/7 if necessary."

Remember that this is not who you are—this is simply a problem you have.

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      Ashleigh 8 weeks ago

      Oh, my goodness!

      I'm so glad to know I'm not alone.

      I'm 24 and this just happened to me like 10 minutes ago... I was in a really stressful dream and in the dream I had just gone pee and realized that I had to pee again. While I was peeing for the second time (in the dream) I woke up actually peeing... so embarrassing!

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      Lina 2 months ago

      I dream that i had to pee so bad that it makes me wake up to go to the bathroom. But other times i dream that i actually peeing but i wake up. But i pee a little on my underwear but not on the mattress.I dont know why

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      Christina 4 months ago

      Just had a dream where I was taking a nice, warm bath, but then had the need to pee. So I got up out of the bath, went to the toilet, and started to go. I felt some resistance and pain, and was afraid I had another kidney stone, but then suddenly woke up as I was going.

      It's happened a few times, but this time I went enough to actually wet the bed. Luckily I use a waterproof cover under my sheets so I don't mess up my mattress, but it's still very frustrating and annoying. I can relate to the part of the article that talks about the brain deciding to pee AND sleep, as I'm normally a very efficient person, but wetting the bed is counterproductive, so it's more a problem than a solution.

      I've always been intrigued by lucid dreaming but never experienced it. Maybe this is a good excuse to start working on it so I can wake myself up when a bathroom dream starts up.

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      JonBoy 4 months ago

      This happened to me last night. I was dreaming of peeing and then I woke up only to discover I had started to pee in bed. I have had this happen before where I wake up just as I start to pee but last night I peed quite a bit. It doesn't happen often. It happened last night and probably the last time was several years ago (when I just started to pee and immediately woke up). So, I am not thinking this is some major issue.

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      Lebohang Mokoena 6 months ago

      It happened last night am so embarrassed please help am 32 years, it happens to me most of the times

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      Luvbaek 6 months ago

      Just happened to me but good thing I woke up even before I wet my bed, I'm sure because before I went to sleep I really wanted to pee but I ignored it because I was too lazy and I end up sleeping..it felt good in my dream but the reality suck

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      N/a 7 months ago

      Im 34 I have dreams of going to the bathroom at least 4 times a year. My body be feeling so numb that I cant even wake myself up. Its so embarrassing that I have to try to hide it from my own kids. I will be seeing my doctor soon. To find out whats going on.

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      Littlelady 7 months ago

      Im 28... I’m a dreamer!!! A new first time mom of 17 months. I remember bedwetting when I was in elementary and the next thing happened again this year it happens 2-3 times now.

      I kept dreaming about going to the bathroom to pee and waking up that i actually peed in our bed. I’m so embarrassed that I can’t even open this up with my husband. I think i am a little stressed and sleeping late always.

      Some dreams are like real, i even see myself doing my regular routine of waking up taking shower eat brushing teeth and go to work but in real life i’m still in bed.

      Im having hard time adjusting with everything and the time changes and being a mom and no family nearby.

      The first time I had accidents in bed was when I had a body massage that evening i was in a deep sleep and felt the cold wet and jumped off the bed, too late i already peed all of it. It scares me that it might be hereditary. Just hoping it’s only happening when i’m stressed because i really felt embarrased.

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      Not important 9 months ago

      Just happened. Let about two pumps of piss out before I woke up. I was dreaming that I was peeing in to a toilet. But then I felt something wet on my side so I immediately woke up and had a small wet spot about a foot wide under me. I ended up going to the bathroom and peed some more. This was the first time something like this has happened to me so I'm not to worried. The fact that I actually woke up from it and had to pee MORE makes me think I just really had to go.

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      ashu 9 months ago

      Dreamt that i was peeing in toilet. As i peed I felt wetness in my clothing. and the dream further manipulated itself..to make me understand that i have not positioned myself right thats why i was wetting my cloth. i adjusted my position in dream and the feeling of wetting myself kept growing as i repositioned my directions. till the activity got completed. shortly i woke up and realized that i was lying in my own urine. So very embarrassing.. It has happened earlier also.. may be once a year .. sometimes i woke during the activity..but not this time. I had slept very late in the night as I was watching TV. I also had a couple of drinks but it was in the evening , 6 hours before i slept.

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      30 going on 3 9 months ago

      I just woke up like 10 mins ago from peeing the bed. I've done it a few times in the past year or 2 maybe. Not really frequent or routine though, which makes me think it's probably not a severe medical issue. Like the rest of you, I'm always dreaming that I'm peeing (and it's always somewhere I should be peeing aka the toilet) but then I suddenly wake up and psyche!...you were only dreaming and you just peed in bed. I never pee a lot. I think I initially begin to pee and I immediately recognise it doesn't feel right and I wake up and can stop myself so I never make a bad mess. Just get my underwear a little wet and a tiny bit on the sheets but nothing major. I'm glad it's kind of common though. If I was a teenager I would probably be embarrassed, I could careless now personally....im just more concerned healthwise as an adult. Common factors I have...

      I consume lots of caffeine all day.

      Some considerable stress recently although not so much today.

      I do have clinical depression and take medicine for it so that could be involved.

      I've been laid off work (just for the summer) so I haven't had to sleep with much regularity. I sleep a bunch at night and sometimes still take a nap during the day when my 2 year old daughter does.

      I'm not actually embarrassed. I always tell my wife because I find it peculiar in a funny way more than anything. And it's so infrequent and minor that I'm not alarmed but definitely felt the need to research for any potential health problems. Luckily it sounds like it might not be a huge deal and there's plenty of us it happens to.

      Just take off your wet clothes. Take the sheets off. Wash em tomorrow. Life goes on.

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      Carly 9 months ago

      Two nights now I have dreamt of walking from room to room looking for somewhere to pee , then at last I find a place and relief then panic I've pee in the bed . I am 63 this has happened about 5 times in my life but not two nights following , feeling very sad , is this now my life?

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      Everyone 10 months ago

      This happened to me just now but it was rather confusing I was sleeping and all of a sudden o was awake then I started to pee myself... i then actually woke up and found that I had wet the bed

      (I have never Benin a bed wetter)

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      ALEXBW 10 months ago

      This has happened to me about six times over the years. I wasn't a bed wetter but the dreams were so good and made me feel so relaxed that even when I woke at the point of peeing, I couldn't stop myself. In situations like this, I'm lucky, I guess, I live alone and although inconvenient, it's never been embarrassing

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      Nobody 10 months ago

      I am 17 and I it just happened to me. I feel so embarrassed because we are at my grandparents house.

      For the record I never was a bedwetter.

      In my dream I felt so good (my muscles were so relaxed) and warm, then suddenly wett. Even in my dream I realized what happened.

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      DeepSigh 10 months ago

      Oh my goodness..this just happened to me for the first time ever @41 years old at 7:02 this morning. Very embarrassing and I pray it doesn't happen again. I want to forget this very soon!

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      Nedean 10 months ago

      Omg just happened for the first time. Very disconcerting

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      Douglas 11 months ago

      I was a bedwetter growing up. I started staying dry around age 14. I had a few accidents here and there over the next 20 years. Now I wet almost nightly and there's nothing I can do to stop it. I ruined mattresses. I have peed all over my wife. At her suggestion, I began wearing a diaper to bed every night. Now I am able to sleep soundly and without fear.

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      pd 11 months ago

      I have the dream often enough to find I might do the pee once every 6 months. I have been making myself aware when I am at the real toilet to recognise the event as not a dream. Last night I had the dream and started a flow, but very quickly I said in the dream is this a real toilet. I stopped immediately and I woke up. The dream inevitably always occurs a bit before the time I might normally wake up.

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      Me 12 months ago

      I think my experience is stress related. Been short staffed for the past few days and extremely tired. Then I had a dream I was peeing in a car (!) and I woke up to a puddle. It's the first time it has happened to be and I am 40!

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      Mohamed 12 months ago

      It happens to me all the time. I never wet the bed without dreaming that I'm in a bathroom. I'm never sure anymore if I'm dreaming or not whenever I'm in a bathroom. One day I dreamt of going to the bathroom before sleep to prevent it from happening! It's a nightmare and has been going on for more than 21 years. I've tried behavioral changes, meds, exercise, everything, and it still happens regularly.

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      Persimon 12 months ago

      It happened to me about 4:30 this morning. This has actually happened maybe about 4 times before. The space in between occurrence is a few years in between. This started when I was about 44 and I am not 58.

      It always starts with a dream that I am with some people but them I have to go to have a wee in the toilet. I actually see myself opening the toilet door and sitting in the toilet. Then while I sit and pee, it does not seem right and seems like I am in bed. The I wake up in the middle of peeing and my bed and pajamas will be wet.

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      tortilla 12 months ago

      So this happened to me just tbis morning but its not exactly recurrent. I have had it happen to me 3 or 4 times in my life and its always the same scenario where i have to pee really bad and then go in real life. The first time i was 6, the second was 8 the third was 12 and the last was now at 16. I feel as if the last two were different than the first two because i was extremly physically exhausted before going to bed and the last one i was also emotionally exhausted. I also noticed on the last one that i wet the bed alot but i also still had to pee quite a bit once i went to the restroom. I guess the last one my body amd my blader were too exhasted/full to go through the trouble od waking me up.

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      Daisy 12 months ago

      I did this last week. I am so embarrassed about it. I think it was because i was really tired and just didnt wake up in time. When i did wake up i was soaked, so was the matress. It was early in the morning so i managed to not let my BF see. I cant get rid of the stain on the matress now & i desperatley dont want the BF to see. Im sure hed be fine but im mortified about it.

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      Sangeeta 13 months ago

      This problem began around three years ago, and has recurred, although quite infrequently - maybe once in 3-4 months. I have a very vivid dream which usually involves me searching for a bathroom in some unfamiliar city/town/house, finally finding one and sitting down on the toilet sea with tremendous relief! A couple of times I've managed to wake up just in time to rush to the bathroom, but at other times, I wake up with a jolt to realise that it's actually happening right there in bed! It's horribly embarrassing and results in my running around in the middle of the night, changing bed-sheets and then to concoct a likely story to explain the accident. I'm relieved to learn that I'm not alone, but that doesn't make it any less embarrassing when it happens!

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      Someone 14 months ago

      That's happened to me. I was wandering the woods in my dream when I heard a voice call out release and I started to pee. I woke up to a mess.

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      me 14 months ago

      I just awoke to a wet bed. I had a dream I was in a cold pool I told one of my friends I was going to where the light was that it was warmer there. In my dream I started to urinate in the pool????? I could feel the warmth...and I woke up to a wet bed.

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      SaDiE 14 months ago

      It's always been my problem, and sometimes (as I got older)I have vivid dreams of peeing somewhere odd, then awake up with a damp diaper. Not often. But it happens.

      Such a pain needing protection everywhere I go.

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      Jimbob 14 months ago

      My ex-wife had this problem from time to time but it was never an issue - we just laughed it off (was that a map of China last night dear?) Get a matress protector, have a shower in the morning, sheets in the laundry (even just rinse cycle if you're in a hurry) put out to dry, no worries. Above all, don't be stressed about it, it doesn't make you any less of a real man or woman - enjoy your life and be happy!

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      Alyssa 14 months ago

      I'm 29 years old and I've always had this dream even when I was a teenager, but there was one time I caught myself before I could attempt to urinate on myself. I call it the "toilet dream" because while I'm still asleep, I'm thinking that I'm sitting on the toilet doing my business, but in reality I am in bed peeing!

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      Me 14 months ago

      Im 46 and did that last night. It's happened maybe 5 times in my life. I read that the dream is your head telling you "wake up, you have to pee." I also read that it happens when in a deep sleep. So don't stress, you're not alone, and you'll probably have it happen just a few times in your life.

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      Erica 14 months ago

      I did this today lorry.. my dream was so real told my brother hurry get out the bathroom I got to pee..finally he did I went to the toilet in my dream peed and woke up saying OMG I JUST PEED IN MY BED

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      Jen 15 months ago

      Aww this just happened to me

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      kenny 15 months ago

      Everytime you pee. Make it sure its not a dream. Ot works for me. But everytime you dream you just let it go and feel the relief maybe you pee already too much, on bed, not in the cr.

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      Jack 15 months ago

      Use nappies to deal with my wettings but peed so much last night my nappy leaked

      23 and a chronic bed wetting nappy wearer is so embarrassing : (

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      Daksh 15 months ago

      I am 24 and i wet my bed before 4 hours ago, That's why i searched on net. 15/2/2017

      but i found out some reasons why this happens and SOLUTION.

      1. THINKING ABOUT PEEING IN DAYTIME AND BEFORE SLEEPING - The science of dream is whatever you think the most comes in your dream. So don't think about urine all the day and before sleep.

      2. SLEEPING WITHOUT PEEING EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO PEE - some people really don't like to pee because of UTI(the more you pee the more you smell foul). So pee before bed and stay hygienic.

      3. HARD SLEEP/ TOO DEEP SLEEP - The people who have soft sleep they will awake from sleep even if you switch on the light of their room or from a little sound. So maybe that your body want to pee but your nervous system can't find the way to wake you up or it's too late. My father is 58. He goes to pee 5-7 times during night. His sleep is light.

      4. ILLNESS, BLADDER PROBLEM, KIDNEY PROBLEM - In that case i prefer you please go to the doctor.

      5. FEAR AND STRESS. Your path you go. There is not any kind of medicine to get rid of fear or stress. You have to train your mind and that only you can do. Being happy, watching good movies, listening music and reading good books can help you.


      1. See now, if you wet the bed first time after 15 years of age and you haven't thought about urine all the last day and you peed before you sleep then RELAX. DON'T PANIC. Over 40 years of age 74% men and women accepted that they wet their bed once or two times after 15 years of their age. IT IS A BODY MISTAKE. Nobody is 100% perfect in this world. everybody makes mistakes. But DON'T REPEAT MISTAKES.(why 15 years - because after 15 years we have more control of our body)

      2. To the people who have UTI and other infections. You have to drink ENOUGH WATER. You have not any option, the medicine of doctor won't work without water. To all the people staying hydrated is a very good thing. Your body wants liquid, base of water, juice.

      3. If you wet your bed often or every month or every week. Then forget everything and go to the doctor and know what is your body trying to say you.

      4. Home remedies are good but i don't know so you can search on youtube.

      5. Wetting bed is not a good thing. It is reflecting your way of life. Change your lifestyle. YOGA EXERCISES are the best but first you have to find where the problem is.

      5. The 1 and only ultimate solution for bed wetting is MEDITATION. Not just bed wetting, Meditation is the cure for any problem any illness of your life.



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      Kate 15 months ago

      I'm 21. And this happened last night

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      Ben 15 months ago

      Happened to me exactly this morning haha. Dreamt that there were some friends at my house and I went into this strange looking bathroom - filled with wardrobes for some reason, i dreamt that i squeezed my way past and suddenly felt a weird vibe of relief.. Woke up a few seconds later and I was peeing haha!! I'm 19 and I've never wet the bed since I was a lil baby!

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      Joe 15 months ago

      This actually happened to me last night im 22 all Ii little worried about it! I actually woke up still peeing

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      Philip 15 months ago

      An unregulated sleeping schedule is what seems to make these dream-based-relief occurrences more regular for me. Though I rarely ever actually wake up and find that I have urinated, there are times when maybe once or twice a week I'll have vivid dreams about needing to pee, finding a toilet, or a corner, or a bin or who really knows what and letting loose. But there is never a relief in my dream no matter how long I urinate for. Then about 30 seconds in I'll wake up quite desperate to use the toilet. The two or three times that I have actually "wet the bed" in my adult life, it's been during a period of high stress either trying to balance a toxic long-distance relationship with University or struggling with financial issues and work.

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      Greg 15 months ago

      I am 20 years old and this happened to me lastnight. Im my dreak i was out somewhere and I had to pee, so I went to the bathroom and did my stuff but part of me was thinking "something isn't right" as soon as I finished peeing in the dream I woke up soaked, I was so embarised, so naturally I told everyond my cat did it and it went by no questions asked, but still...I was releaved when I read I am not the only one this has happened to.

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      Charles 15 months ago

      When I was in 10th grade i dreamed that I was peeing off a cliff and immediately woke up to myself pissing in my bed.

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      Liz 15 months ago

      I'm 32 and I've never wet the bed in my life until about ten minutes ago. I had a dream that I was talking to my brother and then announced that I had to go really bad. He laughed and I rushed off to do my business. I dropped my pants just in time and then next thing I know I'm waking up in the act of pissing in my bed. I hopped out of bed still in the act of my awful desecration and rushed to my bathroom as if there were any hope of undoing it somehow. Hell of a mess. I hate you, stupid fake dream toilet and your porcelain lies.

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      Lola 15 months ago

      It happened to me 1 time that I was 13, the thing is that was at a sleepover at my friends!

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      Anon 16 months ago

      Happened to me twice during basic which as many would know it's an incredibly stressful/sleep deprived environment

      So I got up and went to the latrine only thing is I never climbed down my rack I was just in there so BAM red flag that I overlooked but I just woke up soaked, lucked out though next day was linen day

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      cassy 16 months ago

      So basically what happened to me is it felt like I was really going pee but when I woke up I was fine. no wet bed and I didnt have to pee! Im only 16 and this has happened 2 times before someone tell me whats going on please because its kinda freaking me out.

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      Anna 16 months ago

      I did this twice in one week so embarrassing. Can anybody tell me why this happened ? @ortizanabel48@icloud.com

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      Bdh 16 months ago

      I've had this problem since the 80's. The first time I was maybe 25 and in bed with my then boyfriend (who I later married). Talk about embarrassing! It happens maybe a few times a year now. Just a week ago I had the dream and started to pee but I realized I was dreaming, jumped up and ran to the bathroom.

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      Oya 16 months ago

      I was having an adventurous with romance and the things I lack in life. And then I dreamt I was talking to my love interest and a huge damn broke between my legs. I woke up urinating. It was so much and it would not stop. When I went to the bathroom, I urinated for about 30 seconds more and my lower right will not stop hurting.

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      The guy 16 months ago

      I don't think I fully relieve myself, I just do it until I notice. I'm just curious what causes it.

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      Simba 16 months ago

      @bed wetter have you been to the doctor to see what the cause of your bed wetting is,

      Sometimes they can help you stop sometimes not, but if you wet frequently I would seek professional advice because it could be due to other underlying health issues such as diabetes or other things that could worsen if left untreated,

      Good luck, hope you can stop your wetting,

      I myself am night time incontinent and have been for about 5 years, and starting to lose control of my bladder during the day too,

      If you are unable to stop wetting I would advise you to use the diapers for bed, I know it can be embarrassing, but trust me you get used to it, they are just another form of under garments at the end of the day, it's just the stigma that they are for babies,

      Once you get over that you're golden,

      I actually enjoy wearing now they are comfy, and don't wake up wet and smelly, and sheets and mattress don't get ruined,

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      Bed wetter 16 months ago

      Once again I was Dreaming I was at work and getting ready to go to the bathroom but there was someone in the stall I checked the next one and someone was in that one too I had to go really bad there was no buddy in the next one I remember starting to go it was the best thing ever I peed and peed and that was it .. when I woke up this morning I was soaked with piss once again I thought what was going on with this i am 40 my life is going to be covered in pee my whole life i wish it would stop I started to buy diapers but don't wear them because I am embarrassed and then it happens the Dream so what should I do have yellow sheets or just face it I am a bed wetter for life I am tired of being like this please give me some advice for stopping this problem I have everynight

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      vishu 16 months ago

      I was dreaming dat i was in a toilet a releasing urine but suddenly i realised something wet inside and i woked up fast but it was too late.i feel so embarassed. It may create problem in my marriage life too. I am so scared.

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      Dev 16 months ago

      Smh this happened to me like 2 times know

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      Chell 16 months ago

      OMG well this has happened to me more then 4 times I can say, I am gkad to know im not alone and that there is an answer.I have tracked my pee pattern HaHaHa

      and if im really stressed! upset! or I over worked my self I will PEE the bed. So on a funny not my last dream was a whole......... Row......... of colorful toilets what coler do I want hummmm....... and sat down on the prettiest coler and YEP..... pee pee the bed im trying to not lay down before I de stress and empty my bladder... thank god for puppy pads hahaha

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      Isaiah newman 16 months ago

      I'm 16 and it happened a little tiny bit last night, I thought nothing of it. Just a drip. But I just woke up, from peeing in my dream, because I felt my bed soaked. I felt myself peeing instantly. What is this? Someone help. Email me @fachingo200@gmail.com

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      Vio 16 months ago

      It happened to me just this morning. First time in sience i was a baby. I am 30 now. I just had this vivid dream about going to the toilet and pee. I am so embarrassed because of this. I started to do some research about this and i foud out that there is a condition called nocturnal enuresis and there is a cure for it. Those that wet the bed every night or so may suffer from this. On the other hand, if this happened only once, it could be from stress or anxiety, but it may be a sign of kidney or blatter infection as well. Anyway, if this happens a second time, i would recommend going to a doctor and check it out to avoid any later problems that could occur. I will certainly go and do some checks. I hope i can go over my embarrassment. It is so hard to explain to others what just happened. I am scared.

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      Sean 16 months ago

      Yeah I've never not been in nappies for bed and is just a part of life for me now, just turned 20 and could probably count all dry nights I have had on one hand,

      So was in pampers like any other baby till I was a toddler then it was pull ups training pants, then dry nights small size, then the big size, now I'm adult nappies,

      So looks like I'm a wearer for life,

      I have heard of bed wetters that have suddenly stopped in their thirties and older, so here's hoping but not gonna hold my breath,

      Thank God for nappies

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      Bed wetter 16 months ago

      It is a very imberising problem to deal with I fianally started to buy diapers to deal with the wet and yellow sheets everyday i wish it would go away but it never probably will I'm glad I found this page at least I am not the only person who has these dreams once you get used to the diapers it really helps a lot it's just like wearing underwear and really nice to wake up with dry sheets mabey one day the Dream will stop but until then thank god for diapers and vasoline I'm 40 year old male married with 2 dry boys my wife knows but I really don't like to talk about it with her she knows how embarrassing it is for me and doesn't tease me after reading these posts maybe I will feel more comfortable talking to her about my problem sucks buying diapers in the store maybe she will do it for me o well I'm sure happy to have found this great page

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      Bed wetter 16 months ago

      I have to had the same problem I have peed in the bed when I thought I was in the bathroom I peed I the dresser droor but mostly in the bed as long as i can remember

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      Eddie 16 months ago

      @ Joe schmoe, I'm glad to hear you very seldomly wee your bed

      And wish I could say it was as much of a rarity that I have accidents, but unfortunately it is not the case,

      I'm 34 and was never really a bedwetter in my youth I was dry at night by around four, bar a few occasional incidents,

      But at around my early to mid twenties I started having accidents and waking up to wet sheets every few weeks or so, usually accompanied by a pee dream, It got more and more often

      I would wet,

      I now wet more or less every night

      Doctors haven't been able to diagnose why I wet yet,

      There are probably the majority like you say that will only have a few actual accidents, but I know there is still a surprisingly high number of people that will pee their beds often

      And I'd just like to say to the people in my situation don't be ashamed to use diapers to deal with it.

      I got fed up of waking up cold and wet every morning and having to wash the sheets so started using diapers and have never looked back,

      They are really convenient, comfy and at the end of the day are just another form of undergarments,

      And trust me it's less embarrassing being in a diapers than having smelly yellow stained sheets and bed

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      Joe Schmoe 16 months ago

      So I've had the dream where you REALLY have to go to the bathroom and you pee in your dream, though I have been lucky to almost always be able to actually wake up before wetting the bed. This happens all the time to me. I know I shouldn't, but I usually drink a bunch of liquids before bed just because I'm thirsty, and therefore I have to wake up to urinate at some point during the night.

      The only time I have the dream though, is when I REALLY have to go. Like when holding it in gets painful. To others who are young, have the same problem and are worried about it happening again.... don't. I've only wet the bed once or twice in a couple decades, it's very rare that I (and mostly likely you) won't wake up in time.

      I guess if I could offer any suggestions it would be to make sure to not drink a lot before bed, and try to completely empty your bladder before going to sleep. Seems obvious but I swear I used to not have to deal with this at all. I ended up here just trying to Google if it's normal for someone my age (32) to have to wake up and pee every night....

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      Joey 16 months ago

      Yep it happened again : ( only four days into the year and I've peed my bed twice....... Is this going to be the year of the wet bed?? : (

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      Anonymous 16 months ago

      I'm.20 years old and I'm home from college on break. This has never ever ever happened before and now I'm.terrified it'll happen again at school or when I'm staying at my boyfriends house.

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      Mariah 16 months ago

      Omg Joe me too! And trust me, it happened everyday. 3 days in a row. This is so embarrassing

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      Jean 16 months ago

      I Just dreamt i was pooping - or farting, i'm not sure anymore. Fortunately i did not shit my pyjama but i farted for sure...

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      Joey 16 months ago

      Woke up into the new year in a wet bed, had me one of those pee dreams and was duped, hadn't even had a drink and woke up lying in my own piss at the age of 23

      Happy new year I guess

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      Anonymous 16 months ago

      I just had this happen to me, I was a bit worried since I had just had an anxiety attack so in order of calm myself and my mind I listened to some guided body scan meditations. I guess they really helped me relax to the point that i peed myself.

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      Anonymous 16 months ago

      It JUST happened to me for the first time which brought me here!!! I actually caught it in time as to where I didn't make too much of a mess and was able to run to the toilet.

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      Unknown 16 months ago

      I have and im just 13 it always happens to me idk why

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      Lesley 16 months ago

      I share your pain alkaline, it's bad enough when you're in your teens or adulthood and pissing the bed but when it's someone else's bed you saturate with piss and have to explain to your host you've left a big yellow pissy stain on their bed sheets and mattress is the worst,

      I've peed the bed a lot in adulthood I've lost count of how many times

      Not a chronic bedwetter though it's just an unfortunate thing that happens but the times I do or have wet are mostly in other peoples beds, I'd say between ninety and niteyfive percent of my accidents have happened away from home

      Lots of embarrassing memories

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      Alkaline 17 months ago

      Happened to me at my aunt's house. Dreamt I was home peeing now I'm in a wet situation

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      Gareth 17 months ago

      Amen to that me I got fed up of having pee dreams and waking up to smelly wet pee pee sheets, it was becoming a recurring issue that finally became to happen on a nightly basis,

      So started wearing a man nappy to bed

      Nappies for the win

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      Nat 17 months ago

      I just peed the bed today as well but I stopped midway and woke up, went to the bathroom, and proceeded lmao. This is the first time this ever happened to me

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      Koopa 17 months ago

      Pretty much happened to me too. Went to bed after a nice neal, woke up a few times but didn't have to pee. Then I was wrapped in a dream and needed to use the bathroom in the dream. I let it rip and woke up to a merry wake of pies today. I never wet the bee either but piss dreams are the worst lmao. Merry pissmas

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      Garry 17 months ago

      @daddy pee,

      I too woke up in wet PJ's this morning

      No kids in the bed to give me any confusion as to who it was

      But had a dry 3, 5 and 7 year old all sleeping in the next room,

      Only daddy wet the bed,

      Oh and I believe you mean merry piss mass because of if you were anything like me you peed a mass of piss on your sheets it weren't too merry though

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      Daddy Pee 17 months ago

      So I woke up and realized the bed was wet. I thought my 3 yr old daughter sleeping beside me wet herself. But lo and behold, my briefs were soaking wet and her jammies were dry AF. Noooooooooooooo. Hahahaha Merry Christmas guys!

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      neal 17 months ago

      I am 60 and have never wet the bed before. Last night i dreamed of peeing around the bushes and then the sensation changed and i realized I was peeing in bed which luckily woke me up. Hopefully dreaming of peeing will wake me up before the actual deed....

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      Melinda 17 months ago

      I'm 17, and I have never been a bed wetter. I was fairly good as a child. But today (Or rather last night) I had a dream; I was coming back home from school, about to get changed to go out somewhere with a friend, and decided to use the toilet. went to the bathroom, and proceeded to pee..

      I Instantly woke up to to the feeling of releasing. The shame took over instantly too, and I quickly took off anything that was stained with piss and changed my sheets.

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      Walter 17 months ago

      I'm Walter I'm 25 years old when I was around the age of 22 or 33 Years old I was paying my auntie a visit,

      Well I was going to see a gig in her home town which was around 50 miles away from where I lived and she offered to put me up for the night so I didn't have to drive back or pay for a hotel room,

      So I go back after the concert and she shows me to the room I'll be staying in,

      I then go downstairs and have a few drinks and a catch up with her,

      I began to get tired so I said sorry I'll need to go to bed, and off I went, I remember having a vivid dream about being back at school and going to the toilets only to find they're out of order, so I rush to the next toilets and same story this proceeds to happen a few more times, I got fed up with it ran out the building found a corner and started peeing and peeing and some more peeing a little more peeing followed by more peeing,

      My curiosity begins to set in and I start to feel warm and wet, I wake and I'm thinking I'm not at school anymore, then I properly wake up and realised I'd peed lake Michigan in my aunties guest bed, not even joking and it was white sheets so you could really see the spread of wee, it was a huge stain and seeped into the mattress.

      This was the first time I'd wet the bed since was like three or four possibly 5 but I wasn't a frequent wetter as a kid,

      So I lay in my wet mess ashamed and confused, I take the sheets off the bed to take down to the wash, I was hoping to deal with things without my aunt knowing, but I had little hope it would work,

      So I go down the stair with the sheets and my auntie was up and in the living room, needed to pass the living room to get to the kitchen, secret over I explained what happened and apologised Perviously, I almost cried from embarrassment, but she was super nice and understanding about the whole thing.

      I was seeing a comedy show just a few weeks ago down her way, and once again she invited me to go back and stay there afterwards,

      To which I said yes, I got there in was great to see her as had only seen her once since my last visit, but it was the first time I'd been back at hers again,

      So we chatted and what not a discussed what was new in life's and what not, was embarrassed by the last visits happenings but soon left my mind once we got talking,

      So came bedtime and my auntie says you know what room you're in yeah? It's same room as last time,

      I went up to the room, and put my pyjamas on and what not I sat down on the bed and noticed a weird feeling, there was a plastic sheet on the bed, and then I noticed an unopened pack of adult pull ups on the chest of drawrs next to the bed, my auntie never said anything to me prior to going to the room, I had a sudden bout of embarrassment, but I figured my auntie was just being nice and having a subtle approach to it,

      But at the same time I was like thinking to my self I hope she doesn't think I'm a full time bed wetter as last time was the first time since I was an infant as I'd stated before, and also hadn't had an accident since the last visit,

      It was for this reason I didn't put on a nappy, but I just left the sheet on even though the feel of it and the sound when I moved about made me cringe with embarrassment,

      Finally I stop letting it bother me and I nodded off, and would you believe it I had another pee dream and woke up soaking, I mean what are the chances of this happening again on this one specific night,

      My only saving grace was the fact the plastic sheet was on to protect the mattress, but the outer sheet was drenched with wee wee,

      I went down stairs head hanging in shame with the wet sheets in hand and had to explain once again that I'd peed her sheets,

      She was really nice and understanding about it once again, after I'd calmed down a bit she asked me if I never seen the nappies she'd left out for me,

      I said no I seen them but explained to her I'd only had these two accidents since I was a kid, she stopped me and said don't worry about it I only left them out for your good and convince,

      But again I tried to explain that I don't wet my bed often and I'd just it was just a coincidence that I'd wet the bed there on last to visits,

      " I know sweetie " she responded, but I could tell she didn't believe me,

      Don't think I'll stay there again and if I do I'll feel obliged to nappy up

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      MoreTone 17 months ago

      Just had this false awakening and peed the bed.

      Had two big glasses of water before going to bed, and I've had about as much wine and sugar as I've had in the past month for dinner, so that might have something to do with it.

      It was a tiny stain, not even all the way down to the mattress. Last time it happened was three years ago. Before that it must've been close to a decade, so it's not really frequent enough to warrant any lifestyle changes. More of a nuisance really. I always wake up after the first little squirt, so I don't full on soak the bed.

      Still, I'm sitting here in my dad's guestroom, supposedly sleeping, but actually waiting for him to go out for breakfast so I can slip out and put the sheets in the machine without answering

      too many questions. This thread has been super entertaining. Some of these stories are hilarious!

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      James 17 months ago

      I just woke up from a long lye, my first long lye in years, usually I'm up at crack of dawn for work even on my days off I usually have something to get up early for or my natural body clock gets me up due to routine and I can't get back to sleep,

      So just had a great long lye well passed my normal wake up time, unfortunately it has been overshadowed by the fact I woke up soaking wet and cold and smelly,

      Drempt I was surfing, a hobby of mine so didn't seem all that weird, was riding some mean waves, I remember thinking I need to pee, so seen I was in the sea I went pee in my wetsuit, at that point I was elevated by a monster of a wave and then lost control and came tumbling down as the wave crashed down over me,

      At that point I woke up in bed realising I'd wet the bed, well and truly wet the bed all over my boyfriend Josh may I add,

      And I'm just like wtf I'm 25 and just wet bed like a four year old,

      So decided to surf the web for answers, I'll try not to pee myself on this surf adventure lol : )

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      Jenny the wizz wizard 17 months ago

      Welcome to my world I'm 33 and lucky if I've had over ten dry nights in my entire existence

      Finally got fed up waking up in cold wet pyjamas and having yellow stained sheets so decided to resort back to nappies, get some great thick comfy and absorbent nappies online.

      Was embarrassing wearing nappies again at first, but it's better than waking up in a cold puddle of your own pee,

      Plus you get used to it, my husband actually finds it kind of cute in quirky sort of way, I've even taken to using adult nappies with cute babyish design's on them but they are the best I've ever come across, besides gotta see the funny side of it,

      Recommend nappies to anyone helped me a lot, only if you're a frequent wetter though, some of you seem to be lucky enough to only wet a couple times a year

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      Peter 17 months ago

      I was on a train one on my

      Way to a job interview, the train ride was a couple hour journey, so I decided to have a snooze. I'd had drank a lot of water before and on train, I was a tad nervous about the interview, anyhow I was a few stops away from my destination which was about 15 minutes away, I'd had set an alarm on phone to go off ten minutes before arrival time,even though that stop was the end of the line, but before the alarm sounded I drempt I was back home peeing in my toilet when in reality I was peeing on my train seat and brand new suit pants in front of several other passengers I woke up with the feel of pee running down my leg into my shoes and people laughing, got into the station and had 15 mins to get to my interview, which wasn't hard as the place was only a few minutes from the station, I get there pants still wet, my interview was delayed by about 20 mins by then my pants had almost dried, I could smell the pee through, I don't know if this was just me though as I'd known I'd had an accident, so I get called into office for interview and sit down, look at the employer and think where have I seen her before, ........... It was on the train about half an hour ago she'd been one of the ones in close proximity to see me piss my pants, needles to say I never got the job

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      GI Girl 17 months ago

      And should I do with the mattress? Is new and a really nice one!!! I'm so frustrated!!!

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      Brad 17 months ago

      Y'all think they're bad stories,

      I got up one morning and went about my usual morning routine, business as usual I thought, let the dog out the cat in,

      Made a cuppa coffee,

      Got the eldest ready for school, changed the youner one's nappy fed him his milk put him back in his crib for a sleep,

      Then fetched the morning paper and went for my morning ritual poo before getting ready for work,

      But before long I was woken up by my wife wondering what the noises and funny smell coming from me was,

      Yup you've guessed it I was dreaming and full on pooped the bed,

      I blame the madras from the night before

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      Calvin 17 months ago

      I used to frequently pee pee the bed, until I was around the age of six or seven,

      Now I'm 29 and about two years ago one night I was at my gf parents house, and was our first time I'd met them since we had started going out, because they lived far from us,

      We were staying for a week, and on the second or third night I had a dream that I was on my way home from somewhere and desperate to pee, and was daylight so I couldn't go outside,

      I remember rushing and making it to my door and rushing upstairs to the toilet and relieving myself and what seemed to be the best and longest wee wee ever,

      Then waking up to the shocking realisation I'd peed all over my self and girlfriend and her parents fancy cream bedding,

      Was so embarrassed, especially seen as our three year old son in the next room who is already dry at night. Woke up in dry bed and undies,

      This began to happen often, and most of the time I'd have a wee wee dream to corelate my wetting, although not always,

      I wet once our twice a week now, and my fiancée agreed to stay with me providing a wear adult diapers to bed,

      It's embarrassing but helps control the issue, we were at the supermarket the other day and our son of now five turns and shouts to mummy when we were picking up my diapers " mummy why does daddy wear diapers to bed". Could've died on the spot

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      dicky 17 months ago

      what do you do in preperation in case you go!

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      Brandy 18 months ago

      i am glad i found this information because i am 38yrs old and for the first time since i was a small child this happened to me. i suffer from insomnia and take sleep medications that put me in a deep sleep which i dont actually love. But recently ive had two seperate incidents of bed wetting and couldnt figure out what had happened, but reading this information i remembered in my most recent dream, i had to go very badly and i found somewhere to go in my very vivid dream and went and i felt so relieved. upon awakening there it was, soaken pjs and wet spot on my bed. The scary part for me is the meaning of peeing in your dream because it couldnt be more accurate for me, i have been going through some terrible life events but something positive that is going to bring me relief is literally about to happen to me in a couple of weeks. The false awakening i understand as well, so definetely less liquid before bed, one last pit stop and im going to talk to my dr about some different options for getting to sleep and not being such heavy medications. Thanks for the help everyone.

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      MonicaDiane 18 months ago

      This is real shit, I've done this over the last few years. The first time was awful, after the third year I was like damn not again. I haven't looked this up until now, I didn't want right believe I was the only grown assets person this is happening too. I great to find out I'm not. I need to google 'false awakening'. I don't always remember the details of my dreams but half the time I'm on the toilet or going to it and by the time I wake up it's too late. This sucks. Definitely no fluids a few hours before bed and go before you sleep. some of these comments have been very helpful. I feel a lot little better now. Still have to go see the doctor make suretheres no underlying problems.


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      Me 18 months ago

      Happens to me sometimes if I'm sleeping in a strange bed, like a hotel. First the false awakening and then the pee. What I really need is a totem, like in the movie "Inception" to let me know when I'm still asleep!

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      Sad Man 18 months ago

      I Also Did This Think Many Times...

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      Ebi 18 months ago

      I remember many occasions in my teens and early 20s this would happen. all things aside it's too embarrassing. Once, it happened in the dormitory! you can only imagine how I felt!

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      kizzabel 18 months ago

      Happen to me the other night has also happened before on several occasions I dream Im either on the toilet or in a shower and I pee but I cant stop in my dream next thing I wake up in a wet bed

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      Angelkittywitty 18 months ago

      I once had a dream of in a never ending stalls and I step on the toilet and saw that I was in the men bathroom and saw my brother looking at me standing on the other toilet in a far away stall so I sat down and peed, then i woke up 6:00 in the morning.

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      Anonymous 18 months ago

      I was doing an engine swap with a broken foot, (difficult situation). This happened to me quite a few times before the swap was done. Hadn't happened since.

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      Someone Random 18 months ago

      Well.... I am really surprised actually that people MUUUCHH older than me have this problem. However I can't actually remember my dreams so I can't find out if it's from the dream, or just what I do. I just have a dream. Wake up. Feel awkward and realise I wet my bed. It happens like, a few times a year. I read some posts and one of them said what makes you wee. I think it's because I sleep on my stomach and don't go to the toilet before I sleep. Yeahhh I hate it ;-;

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      David, 14 19 months ago

      I have this dreams very often - and also the mebarrassing results!! :( :(

      Beeing a bedwetter at age 14 is the worst case I ever frightened!! No Sport camps, no schooltrips without diapers, no sleepovers at friends house!! :( :(

      It´s mean cause it happens night after night AND also some days till one or two weeks I stay dry! :(NO doctor found the reason or could help me till now!!! :( :(

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      Mr. C 19 months ago

      This happened to me this morning and it was definitely a False Awakening. I was spooked, and pretty confused since this has never happened to me before. Luckily it wasn't too much before I jumped out of bed and realized what was happening. It's been a pretty crazy day so far.

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      Mr.E 19 months ago

      Just had this happen to me. I've been dealing with a tough situation; so i think i totally agree with it being a sign of relief hopefully.