Bedwetting in dreams can suggest a need for freedom of personal expression. It can signify the need to let go but can also highlight issues of self-control. We may have worries about correct behaviour in society or of being condemned for improper behaviour. In dreams, we often regress to a former state, and to dream of wetting the bed indicates anxieties over lack of control. In some cases it may also indicate that we have concerns with sex or sexuality. In everyday life control of the bladder during sleep can occur quite late - often later in boys than girls - so dreaming of bed wetting may arise from traumatic experiences, or from issues of self-esteem, which take the dreamer back to childhood.