Don’t lose sleep because of incontinence! Getting a good night’s sleep can improve your life by giving you more energy, improving your mood, allowing you to think more clearly. An overnight diaper can help you achieve that goal.
There are several diapers that are designed for overnight use, including pullups and briefs with tabs. How do you decide which to use?
Adult briefs are best for those with limited mobility, and often preferred in care facilities to treat patients experiencing heavy incontinence. Others prefer briefs simply due to the customizable sizing the overnight or tab style provides wearers. Also, for the severely incontinent, the absorbent part of a tabbed diaper covers more physical area than a pullup, reaching higher up the back and front and out to the sides of the person wearing it. This is particularly helpful for side sleepers.
Pull ups more closely mimic “regular” underwear. The pull up style is typically more discreet, making it the preferred style for those with more mobility, and the ability to change themselves.
Choose an overnight diaper that fits well. This means that it shouldn’t be too loose or too tight, but rather just right. If it’s too loose, the diaper will gap and leak, not providing the protection wearers need. If it’s too tight, then you will experience unnecessary discomfort. Tranquility offers 3 great options for overnight protection that we compare here:
Overnight diapers for adults are a must for anyone who has trouble staying dry at night. Tranquility® Premium OverNight™ Underwear is a pull up style overnight diaper for urinary and/or bowel incontinence. It gives you maximum absorbency for leak-free nights. It starts with unique Kufguards® (leg cuffs) that guide urine to the super absorbent core, even when you are lying down.Fluid is quickly absorbed away from the skin and into the carefully designed premium absorbent core, which holds and locks in up to 34 oz of urine for guaranteed overnight protection and prevention of bacterial growth.The fluid stays in the thick core and will not be squeezed out, even if you move around in your sleep – keeping you and your sheets dry. The wetness indicator changes color so you know when a change is needed. Using fully breathable technology, the breathable fabric sides also help keep your skin dry by allowing heat and humidity to escape and air to flow in and out. Your premium sleep experience also includes cloth like backing material that is gentle against your skin and quiet when you move, with a moisture-proof backing that stops nighttime leaks.
Tranquility® Premium ATN™ (All-Through-the-Night) Tab Style Briefs are some of the best adult diapers on the market. They’ve been around since the mid 1990’s for good reason! These briefs give you freedom and security for excellent overnight incontinence protection. The plastic-backed material gives you confidence that you will have skin dryness and bedding will stay dry (no more morning-time mess!)They work for bowel incontinence and urinary incontinence, and they can handle multiple voids. Unique Kufguards® guide urine to the premium superabsorbent core, which holds and locks in up to 34 oz of fluid. They offer maximum protection for overnight use. These adult briefs feature a full-fit core that extends over your hips for added front and back protection – great if you are a side-sleeper. Soft leg guards stop leaks to give you a secure fit around your legs, while the adjustable tab style allows for the brief to fit to your exact waist size.
Tranquility® SmartCore® Disposable Briefs maintain an ideal microclimate for preserving skin integrity (perfect for those with skin sensitivity). They can be refastened with velcro-like closures, allowing wearers or caretakers to check the incontinence product, making them one of the best nighttime diapers.The high-capacity absorbent peach core will absorb urine and remains effective up to 6-8 hours up to 34 oz, just like the ATN’s. The core neutralizes urine ph which provides odor protection.Breathable sides eliminate heat and moisture buildup, helping to keep skin cool and retain a normal skin temperature. Micro-hook closure tabs grip the soft, clothlike outer layer to securely fasten the brief and allow for multiple openings. Kufguards® (inner leg cuffs) channel fluids into the core, helping to contain high volume urge episodes and bowel incontinence.The dual wetness indicator turns from yellow to blue when moisture is present, eliminating unnecessary changes and reducing overall costs.These briefs are available in five color-coded sizes, including a 2XL size that fits up to an 80” waist.
Tranquility® AIR-Plus™ Breathable Underpads
Besides overnight diapers, its worth adding other overnight incontinence products to your nighttime routine to guarantee comfort and maximum protection. One of those overnight incontinence products we love are Tranquility® AIR-Plus™ Breathable Underpads which add extra protection to mattresses in the instance that an adult diaper would leak. The microporous backsheet allows heat, air and water vapor to escape, improving air circulation and supporting optimal skin integrity while preserving mattress and bed dryness.The soft, consistently smooth, even surface minimizes pressure points and shear/friction concerns. The underpads have a white backsheet with peach imprint that clearly indicates which side goes down against the bed to eliminate placement confusion. PowerSorb® quick-wicking absorbent layer quickly wicks and locks fluid away, helping to maintain skin integrity and reduce odor.