Aconuresis is a condition in which children and adolescents (primarily boys) engage in non-voluntary urination. This condition, which occurs primarily while sleeping, seems to occur as the result of abnormally heavy sleep cycles in which the child does not wake up when their bladder is full causing the bladder to void involuntarily. This problem usually disappears with age, although alarm systems can be used to awake the child when urination begins.

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