Have you found a perfect daytime product? Remember that you also need to consider what to wear during the night.
An aspect people often forget about is the difference in how a product performs while you sleep compared to whilst they’re awake. Sleep that is uninterrupted is important for maintaining good health, so it is important to ensure you are in a product that allows you to sleep soundly. Improving sleep patterns can help keep loved ones healthier longer and reduce the risk of illness and Dementia. It is highly likely that you will need to use different products for nighttime and daytime incontinence.
Do you suffer from Nocturnal Enuresis? Read our advice blog for tips on managing incontinence at night.
Consider the following questions when choosing a nighttime product:
Will it be Comfortable?
This is hugely important, as a product that rubs or moves around can keep you awake. If you are used to wearing an all in one during the day, wearing the same design at night might be a good choice. You should also consider the material of the product. If you have any sensitivities to certain material, find a product that is designed for sensitive skin.
Is it more Absorbent than your Daytime Product?
Sleeping means a long period of time without a product change. Although you may have found the correct absorbency for you, leaking more than often does happen and you may find yourself having to change a product. Ensure you know how to put on and remove your product, and that it is not a difficult task. Ensure you read information on the product absorbency before purchasing anything. There is nothing worse than having to wake up to change your product! An ideal way to determine your needs is to think of how frequently you often change, then compare it to how many hours you sleep. If you change your product every 6 hours during the day but sleep 8 hours during the night, you need to find a more absorbent product than normal to cover those extra hours.
Is it Secure Enough?
If you are heavily incontinent, you should find a bulky product that has adjustable leg cuffs to provide optimum leakage control. A good fit is important, as there can be accident if it bunches up or shifts.
Is it Suitable for your Sleeping Position?
It is important to consider the position of your body while sleeping. Incontinence products work best when they are pressed firmly against the skin. Some positions may cause the product to shift away from the body, resulting in unabsorbed leakage.
Some products fit more closely and snugly than others. You should therefore look for a product that is not too loose or baggy. To ensure you are in the right product, examine the absorbency area when you wake up. If your product is drier than the bed sheets, it does not provide a snug enough fit. There should be no outside leakage, and it should only be the product that is damp.
What are your Product Options?
All in ones are particularly ideal if you have heavy incontinence, as they can provide a high level of absorbency. They can be fastened to your body just like incontinence pants, and can be worn instead of regular underwear. They are often held in place by re-fastenable straps, which can be adjusted to suit your comfort.
Strength: All in ones provide the highest level of absorbency
Weakness: They may feel bulky
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Whether or not a pad is suitable for you overnight depends how much you leak. The type of pad you buy is also dependent on your
Unless you have light to moderate incontinence, smaller pads may be inadequate. However, there are some larger pads that may be suitable for slightly heavier incontinence.
Strength: Pads feel very small and discreet
Weakness: Pads can sometimes move around in the night
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Pull up pants are designed to feel just like normal underwear, with a stretchy material to ensure comfort. They allow your skin to breathe and can be worn in replacement of your underwear.
Strength: Pull up pants can feel just like you are wearing normal underwear
Weakness: Pull up pants are the hardest product to put on and take off
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Are you unsure where to start when buying incontinence products? Read our Product Guides section for advice and tips.