Used often along with an absorbent undergarment of some kind, disposable bed pads are useful in managing adult urinary incontinence by preventing wetness from penetrating through a mattress or box spring (which permanently stains the fabric). A furtive method to use when dealing with a rather embarrassing condition, disposable bed pads are a quick and easy way to avoid unfortunate accidents beyond a person’s control especially while sleeping in someone else’s lodgings. Disposable bed pads can also be used in many other locations, such as sofas, chairs, and in times of emergencies can even substitute for an adult diaper due to the use of lightweight, non-woven material.
While there are other methods of treatment that can potentially stop incontinence fully, there are few methods that are as simple and effective as the use of a disposable bed pad. For those that are suffering from incontinence, being discreet is a serious concern that might be betrayed as soon as they start seeing a specialist. There are also no guarantees when having surgery performed on urinary tracts, or taking expensive anti-incontinence medication whereas a bed pad will always work as advertised. While there may come a time where options like catheterization or electrical stimulation becomes required solutions for incontinence, most sufferers find the instant availability of disposable bed pads to be their best method.
Purchasing a disposable bed pad is as simple as a trip to the local drugstore, where several different options are available for managing incontinence. One advantage with using bedpads is that they do not require any prescriptions, or the need to get a consultation with a physician beforehand. The ease of procurement helps when a bedpad user wants to keep their situation as far away from the limelight as possible. A person needing a batch of disposable bed pads can have one quickly, quietly, and with much less of a fuss when compared to the other options for treatment/management.
There are certain advantages to using either a disposable or a washable/reusable bed pad. For starters, washables last more than one use, while the disposables (as the name suggests) will need to be thrown away every day. Washable bed pads are also much more comfortable to sleep on, and less noticeable due to the cotton/polyester fabrics used, as compared to the synthetic polymer and absorbent paper that make up any given disposable bed pad. Disposables will also obviously run out at some point, and will represent a constant source of expense for incontinence sufferers should they go in that route rather than using a washable bed pad instead. However, disposables are much more flexible in terms of application than washable brand bed pads. As mentioned earlier, it’s possible to use disposables in more locations than just on top of a mattress. Also, if a user is between laundry loads and wishes to take a nap, they would be taking a risk if they were a washable bed pad user while the disposable user can freely nap at any time the impulse reaches them. Despite the bed pad option used, they are great ways to quickly gain control back for those who’ve lost a measure of freedom with such a common, yet altogether nightmarish bladder condition.
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