5 Best Overnight Adult Diapers

Jack Vejvoda

Written by Jack Vejvoda on Fri Jul 22 2022.

5 Best Overnight Adult Diapers

What is an Overnight Diaper?

Finding the best overnight adult diaper when dealing with incontinence is critical. Nighttime is often the longest period that your loved one will go without changing a diaper. That means finding the right diaper that will keep your loved one comfortable, dry, and leak-free is so important. Overnight diapers have a thick core that offers higher absorbency and capacity to handle multiple voids throughout the night.

These cores are designed to lock up moisture and keep the wearer dry throughout the night. Other overnight diapers might offer features like leg guards to prevent leakage, odor control panels, or external wetness indicators. Overnight diapers differ from other disposable diapers in that they tend to be slightly more expensive and are less discreet due to the added bulk in the core.

What are the different types of overnight adult diapers?

These products are ideal for anyone who is dealing with incontinence, especially those who are looking to cut down on nighttime changes and improve their sleep. These diapers will keep your loved one dry and comfortable, allowing for a full night’s rest. There are a range of products for overnight use, from pull ups to a tab style. A pull up style is ideal for someone who is looking for a more discreet product and is dealing with light to moderate incontinence.

A tab style is ideal for those who are bedbound, heavy-wetters, or need a bariatric size. All types of overnight diapers are good for heavy urinary incontinence and for bowel incontinence. Overnight diapers are also great for traveling, such as on a long flight, or anytime you know you’ll be away from a bathroom for an extended period of time. Whatever type of incontinence your loved one is dealing with, Carewell is sure to have the right product for your needs!

How do I pick the right overnight adult diaper?

It’s important to know how to choose the right product for your loved one so that you can be sure you’re getting full protection. Once you’ve decided which type of overnight diaper to go for (overnight or tab style) think about absorbency, size, skin sensitivity, and type of incontinence. Will your loved one need high or low absorbency based on frequency of voids? Will they need protection against bowel incontinence?

These are all import questions to consider, please reference individual product descriptions to find the answers to these questions. For sizing, we recommend taking exact waist and hip measurements and using the higher of those two numbers to pick a size. Sizing charts are located on the page for each individual product.

Here are Carewell's Top 5 Best Overnight Diapers:

1. Tranquility Premium OverNight Pull-Up Underwear

Tranquility Premium Overnight Pull-Ons are ideal for those who are caring for themselves and who are moderately incontinent, offering protection from both urinary and bowel incontinence.

Leakguards called Kuffguards channel liquid to the core, giving leak protection during high volume voids.

Wearers of Tranquility Premium Overnight Pull-Ons love the-high rise fit that feels soft and comfortable, while also secure. Another key feature wearers enjoy is the Peach Mat Core, which locks away moisture and keeps it away from the skin, reducing changes and keeping you dry while you sleep. Latex-free and hypoallergenic, this protective underwear is also gentle on sensitive skin.

2. Prevail AIR Overnight Stretchable Adult Diapers with Tabs

Prevail’s AIR Overnight Stretchable Tab Briefs have features that help maintain normal skin temperature and moisture at the skin surface. These briefs include 100% breathability and an AirMax Layer, which is a specially formulated breathable material that traps wetness inside the pad but allows air, heat, and humidity to escape.

It also has doublesorb layers that provide extra absorbency by locking up moisture. The Drifit technology combines cotton fibers to lock in moisture with synthetic fibers to keep your skin feeling dry. This product is better suited with those with lower mobility, those with heavier incontinence, and those that have a caregiver to assist them.

3. Attends Premier Adult Diapers with Tabs, Overnight

A high-rise, full-body fit provides an extra layer of confidence and comfort. These briefs feature a Dry-Lock Containment Core, packed with Attends’ most absorbent polymers to date. Moisture is channeled into the core and turned into a gel, so you feel dry and clean.

Leakguards called Confidence Cuffs gently hug the legs at the openings and seal incontinence inside for an added layer of protection. Strong enough to last all night long, these briefs even feature an advanced 8-hour odor guard, so your home stays fresh. Whether you’re looking for advanced all-day support or to stay dry through the night, these premium briefs keep you dry, protected, and confident.

This product is better suited for those with lower mobility, those with heavier incontinence, and those that have a caregiver to assist them.

4. TENA ProSkin Overnight Super Protective Incontinence Underwear

New ConfioAir® fully breathable technology helps maintain skin’s natural moisture balance throughout the entire product – both sides AND core. Body-Close™ fit and fully breathable innovative “W”-shaped high absorbency zone conforms to the curves of the body for an ergonomic fit and channels liquids away from the skin.

This overnight underwear is ideal for those with relative mobility and balance, those that are caring for themselves, and those that are more comfortable with the look and feel of regular underwear.

5. TENA ProSkin Flex Super Adult Diapers, Maximum Absorbency

ConfioAir® 100% breathable technology keeps skin comfortable and DRY with 100% breathable sides AND core to help promote better skin health. Adjustable hook fastening tabs can be repeatedly adjusted to ensure secure protection and high comfort.

InstaDri Skin-Caring System™ target absorption zone quickly wicks away moisture from the skin and odor control technology locks away liquid to help reduce odor. The wetness indicator on the outside turns from yellow to blue to show when it needs to be changed. This product is ideal for those with caregivers to help them with changes, those with heavy incontinence, and those that have low mobility.

Note: Some wearers may choose to add a liner or booster pad to their overnight diaper. Booster pads can be a good option for those with bowel incontinence, those who sleep long hours and need extra protection, and those who want a cost-effective way to extend the life of their disposable diaper. Booster pads are the only type of pad that should be worn with a diaper and should not be worn with regular underwear.


Choosing the right overnight diaper for you or your loved one is an important decision to make. Luckily, Carewell carries a wide assortment to meet almost anyone’s individual needs. Each type of diaper offers different standards for absorbency, capacity, sizing, and ease of use. Be sure to check each individual product to make sure it's right for you.

If you have questions about the item we’ve linked in this post, please reach out to our friendly Caregiving Specialists. Call (855) 855-1666 or send an email to support@carewell.com. They can help you make the right decision for your loved one’s needs.

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Jack Vejvoda
Jack Vejvoda

Jack Vejvoda is Carewell’s Special Projects Associate who resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. A west coast native, he enjoys all things outdoors: hiking, running, biking, skiing, you name it!