5 Best Overnight Adult Diapers to Keep You Dry While You Sleep

January 6, 2023

By Hayley Milne

If you’re an adult who suffers from incontinence, there’s no need to feel embarrassed. Adult diapers are a great solution for managing overnight leaks. But with so many different nighttime incontinence products on the market, how do you know which one is best for your needs?

In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about overnight adult diapers: what they are and how they work, what sets them apart from day time diapers, and the top five recommended options of adult disposable underwear for night time use.

What are the best overnight adult diapers?

Tranquility Premium OverNight Disposable Absorbent Underwear

Overnight adult diapers are a must for anyone who has trouble staying dry at night. Tranquility® Premium OverNight™ Underwear are pull up style overnight diapers for urinary and/or bowel incontinence. These give 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 ATN (All-Through-The-Night) Disposable Brief

What are the best overnight diapers? The Tranquility® Premium ATN™ (All-Through-the-Night) Tab Style Briefs are one of the best adult diapers on the market.

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 Brief M – (2312) Package

Tranquility Smartcore Disposable Brief

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. 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. Smartcore can also be used for fecal incontinence.

Tranquility® Premium TopLiner® Booster Pads

While it’s not technically an overnight diaper, this diaper pad can help extend the life of night diapers significantly. The Tranquility® Premium TopLiner® Booster Pad extends the wear time of incontinence garments, so you can go longer between changes. Designed to absorb their stated capacity before allowing additional fluid to pass through to the primary garment.

This makes them ideal for pairing with disposable underwear or adult diapers, but should not be worn in standard underwear. Intended to be flexible so you can position the diaper pad in between leg openings and adjust where you need extra protection; for women, this may be more toward the bottom, while for men, it may be more toward the front.

An adhesive strip keeps the pad in place. Boosters can be folded and even doubled for added protection in nighttime diapers, but should not be cut.

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Tranquility® AIR-Plus™ Breathable Underpads

Besides overnight diapers, its worth adding other overnight incontinence products to your nighttime routine to guarentee 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.

How Do I Pick the Right Overnight Adult Diaper for Me?

There are many different types of adult diapers available on the market today and each one has its own pros and cons. It is important for every person who uses these products to consider their budget as well as their own body type before making a final decision about which product will work best for them personally.

To choose the best overnight adult diapers for yourself, you’ll have to consider these factors:


When shopping for night diapers, would you rather have tab style disposable briefs or pull ups? Let’s break both of these down:

  • 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.
  • Pull ups more closely mimic “regular” underwear. The pull up style is typically more discreet and more closely mimics regular underwear, making it the preferred style for those with more mobility, and the ability to change themselves.


Choose overnight diapers that fit 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.


Choose overnight diapers that absorbs well—meaning it can handle even some of your heaviest episodes, providing you with reliable leak protection. We recommend choosing from our list of 5 excellent overnight diapers below because they’re designed specifically for night usage and are the most absorbent adult diapers on the market.


Choose diapers that are comfortable for sleeping in so you don’t wake up feeling skin irritation or discomfort. Adult overnight diapers are available from many brands and styles, so its worth trying multiple types to find the one that you find most comfortable.

What Is an Overnight Diaper?

When you’re looking for a diaper that will last through the night, you should know what to look for. Overnight diapers are specifically designed to keep you dry and comfortable throughout the night, and they can last up to 12 hours before needing to be changed again (depending on the wearer’s level of incontinence).

Do All Adult Diapers Work Overnight?

The best overnight diapers are those that are made specifically for nighttime use. Adult overnight diapers are designed with maximum absorbency to ensure quality sleep and long-lasting comfort. The best overnight diaper depends on an individual’s preference, but ultimately the diaper itself should be one that was designed for overnight use.

Higher absorbency means less frequent changing.

This can save money, and keep you from waking up wet throughout the night.

If you’re going to be wearing an adult diaper, it makes sense to choose one with maximum absorbency. The more absorbent the diaper, the fewer times you’ll need to change it during the night and the less often you will wake up with a wet bed. And what’s better than not having to wake up from your sleep?

You can also save money by switching over to adult nighttime diapers that have higher absorbency since they last longer between changes. If you have trouble remembering when your diapers are spent and need frequent replacements in order for them not to leak, then this could solve some problems for you!

How Are Overnight Diapers Different From Daytime Diapers?

The main difference between the two types of diapers is their absorbency. Daytime diapers are thinner and more flexible than overnight diapers and are designed to handle light bladder and bowel leakage. These leaks may occur during exercise or when engaging in other activities. The goal of a daytime diaper is to prevent embarrassing wetness from occurring so that you can go about your daily routine without worrying about having an accident.

Overnight diapers are typically more absorbent than daytime products because they’re designed to handle heavier bladder or bowel leakage that occurs while you asleep at night. You’ll want to use an overnight product if you’ve recently had a surgery or injury, suffer from incontinence due to aging or have been diagnosed with conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Overnight products also come equipped with odor-control technology that helps keep odors under control. These work by quickly absorbing urine away from the skin and locking it into an absorbent core.

Some people find that latex-free diapers are less irritating

Some people find that latex-free diapers are less irritating to their skin than regular diapers are. People who are allergic to latex may also prefer the latex-free option, as well. All Tranquility incontinence products are latex-free.

If you’re trying a new diaper brand or type for the first time and notice irritation, soreness or redness at all, stop using it right away and talk with your doctor about switching to another brand or type.

Overnight adult diapers are the best way to get a good night’s sleep.

Whether you need to wear one because you have incontinence issues or just want to feel secure at night, the best nighttime incontinence products can be absolutely life-changing.

We all know that sleep is important. It’s also one of those things we tend to put off until we can’t anymore—and then we’re surprised when we wake up feeling like a new person.

Why Good Sleep Is Very Important for Those with Incontinence

Did you know that getting enough sleep can improve the quality of your life? Here are a few ways it can help:

  • You’ll have more energy
  • You’ll be able to think more clearly
  • You’ll feel less stressed
  • You’ll be less likely to get sick or injured
  • You’ll be in a better mood overall (and others will notice)

It’s also worth noting that for those who have incontinence, not getting enough sleep matters even more—and here’s why: Without enough sleep, your body doesn’t have enough time to recover from daily activities; this can lead to increased stress on muscles and joints, which can contribute to incontinence symptoms like urgency or leakage.

So if you’re having trouble with incontinence, please take care of yourself and make sure you’re getting plenty of sleep each night.

In Conclusion

Now that you know the five best overnight adult diapers, you can pick the one that’s right overnight diaper for you. Overnight diapers are available in a variety of sizes and styles, so you should be able to find one that fits your needs.

If you’re curious to learn more, check out the other helpful articles we have related to similar topics.

These helpful articles are linked below:

  1. 6 Tips for Finding the Best Women’s Diapers to Stay Dry & Confident All Day
  2. 7 Tips for Finding the Best Diapers for Men 

Hayley Milne

Hayley is a Brand Supervisor for Consumer Marketing at Principle Business Enterprises, parent company of Tranquility Brand Continence Care Products. She has 10+ years of experience leading tactical integration of business objectives and guiding creative execution. She is passionate about brand and customer experience.

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