Incontinence is a condition in which those affected are unable to control their bladder or bowl to a varying degree. For many, the condition is a subject of taboo and it prevents them from participating in everyday activities, often to the extent that it reduces their quality of life.
It is important to emphasize that incontinence is a symptom and that you should always seek medical advice from your doctor if you are experiencing incontinence. Most cases of incontinence are treatable and can be significantly improved or completely cured.
However, if you are suffering from incontinence it is important to have the proper aids, to ensure a dry sleeping environment to avoid irritation and damage of your skin.
A moist or wet sleeping environment can cause serious damages to your skin, particularly in form of maceration in which the skin is softened by a continuous moist environment, and becomes more exposed to pressure ulcers and other tissue damages that can be difficult to heal.
If you primarily experience incontinence during the night, incontinence pads to absorb any liquid and leave a dry surface can be a suitable aid for you.