Incontinence is showing more for my father overnight. Any suggestions?

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Could you say a little more about what is causing the incontinence? Is it a medical problem, or is your father just not waking, or if he does wake not able to get to the bathroom in time?

Possible solutions could range from having a commode within easy reach in the bedroom to using any of the huge variety of adult continence care products on the market; but you'll get more ideas if we understand better what is happening.
When I had this problem with my husband, instead of changing sheets 2 to 3 times a night, I used pads under him. There are great ones, very reasonable and washable on amazon. I think they are meant for kids beds because they are really large which I liked. Using a urinal and bedside potty didn't work because he didn't have enough time to get to these. Fortunately he has gotten to where this isn't a problem now but I still keep using them just in case. Hope this helps.
What works of me is. A depends with a poise pad inside and a vinyl cover over that at nightime. It has been terrific. I also have a waterproof pad ontop of my fitted sheet. No more washing sheets everyday. I just rinse the vinyl cover with soap and water every morning and hang in shower to dry. Hope this helps.
What works of me is. A depends with a poise pad inside and a vinyl cover over that at nightime. It has been terrific. I also have a waterproof pad ontop of my fitted sheet. No more washing sheets everyday. I just rinse the vinyl cover with soap and water every morning and hang in shower to dry. Hope this helps.
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I use overnight briefs that I get online from N*orthshore - don't know if they are the best company, but I spoke with them about wet sheets, and then gave them my LO's measurements - waist, hip and most importantly, leg circumference. Then they could refer me to which brief would fit the best, and avoid gaps around the legs, which I found was causing the overnight brief to not work - urine was essentially leaking out the gap. So now we have snug fitting overnight disposable briefs, and I add either 1-2 booster pads (which when full lets the urine soak to the brief, as there is no backing on them). That does the trick most nights. I also use disposable pads and washable pads, I vary between her sleeping right on the disposable, or putting a "draw" sheet over the pads - that does mean that sheet may get washed in the morning, but it's not the complete bedding. Hope that helps.
My husband has been incontinent for years, and also on diuretics which makes it worse. In the morning, his sheets are soaked from his back all the way up to his shoulders. The urine is strong and degrades his skin. To try to hold back the “tidal wave”, I try to remember to change him as late as I can before I go to bed. I use guards inside the Prevail brief. I also buy the most absorbent diaper I can without breaking the bank. Pads are ok, it with the amount of urine he puts out sometimes I feel like I’m about to drown in pee. After the first of the year, i’m going to strongly suggest an external catheter.
I have pads on all the furniture - found them cheap at a Medical Supply online. I also have a waterproof mattress protector.

Now, since DH spent so much time on the couch, I don't use the fitted sheets on the bed - I have the waterproof mattress protector and just lay a flat-sheet on top and he sleeps on top of the topsheet. He has several 'fuzzy' blankets which he loves for covering him. You'll still need to wash the sheets, but if you use the bed-pad, you won't have a full set, only the top sheet.

Sorry I can't be more help.
Sorry but I want to ask about the waterproof washable pads bought on amazon. Can someone tell me how that is listed on Amazon, so I can find it?? Thanks
If you mean, just the pads - that's how you find it. Incontinence bed pads.
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=incontinence+bed+pads++&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aincontinence+bed+pads++

It will bring up washable and disposable.

I even keep a couple in my car - just in case. So far, no problems. But it makes my DH feel safer.
Costco had a sale recently on children's bed pads and, yes, I found them to be much larger than the typical medical supply. I got them for $20 each. Not sure how much they usually run. I've tried double depends. Thanks for the idea of using a pad underneath.

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