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Brace helps bedwetters according to new study

A specially designed brace could help bedwetters to stay dry all night, according to new Swedish research.

The brace widens the roof of the mouth which changes the oxygen levels when the patient is sleeping, according to Swedish Radio in Örebro, central Sweden.

The study includes 22 children who have sought help for bedwetting and the treatment takes two weeks. Preliminary results show that about 60 percent of the children have stopped wetting their beds.

“We don’t know what the connection is yet, but we think it has something to do with breathing” said dentist Farhan Bazargani. “Somehow that affects the sleep rhythm which increases the exudation of a particular hormone that decreases the production of urine.”

But according to Bezargani it is still too early to draw any conclusions from the study even if the results so far are promising.