It is normal in small children in which they pass urine in bed during sleep. However in some children this tendency persists even after the age of 5 years. If it occurs at least twice a week for 3 months, then it is considered to be a disease and is called bedwetting or enuresis. Bed Wetting is the most frequently seen Paediatric problem and is called “Shayyamutrata” in Ayurveda.


  • Urinary bladder has not enough strength to hold urine for whole night.
  • Delayed bladder maturation
  • Lack of co-ordination between bladder and brain
  • Excessive intake of fluids during evening or night
  • Constipation
  • Intestinal worm infestation.
  • Excessive sleep
  • Some diseases like diabetes or urinary tract infection can also cause bed wetting
  • Genetic factors
  • Passing urine during day or night sleep
Ayurvedic view of Treatment

In ayurveda bed wetting is known as Shayyamutra. Shayyamutrata is considered to be a vata disorder.Brain plays an important role in both physiological as well as pathological process of body. It functions constantly even during sleep. According to ayurveda, when it is mask by tama and kapha, sleep is caused. This may happen in day time also, but in night, loss of control of Prana and Vyana over Apana and encircling of apana by Kapha and tama happens together and the child unknowingly urine in the bed.

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