Night Sweats Keeping You Up?

Waking up dripping with sweat and wrapped up in soaked sheets can be worrisome, but it’s not always serious. Here are night sweats causes, and tips to help you enjoy cooler sleep.

As you drift off to sleep you look forward to sleeping soundly through the night. But you wake up a few hours later with your hair soaked sheets drenched and sweat pouring off of you. Who turned up the thermostat?

It’s your body’s own thermostat going haywire and causing these night sweats. And though it may be a simple side effect or sometimes excessive sweating at night can signal damage to your health. Night sweats usually happen because of hormonal change associated with menopause, but it can be a sign of serious infection.

And night sweats can be problematic on a number of levels For some people they are highly disruptive of sleep. They have to get up in the middle of the night and change their clothes and their bedsheets. That means missing out on valuable sleep that you need to maintain your energy levels throughout the day.

Night Sweats Causes

There are many possible causes of night sweating, from simple anxiety to an emergency medical problem. Here are some of the common triggers associated with night sweats.

Chronic fatigue syndrome: is a disorder characterized by extreme fatigue or tiredness that doesn’t go away with rest and can’t be explained by an underlying medical condition

Menopause: Due to changing hormone levels

Low blood sugar: Which is most likely to happen to patients with diabetes when their medication causes blood sugar to plummet during sleep

Cancer: Particularly prostate, thyroid,or lymphomas other cancers may also cause sweats

Hyperthyroidism: A disorder of the endocrine system ex. overactive thyroid

Side effects of medications: including Antidepressants, Chemotherapy drugs, Omeprazole, Aspirin, or Acetaminophen

Neurological conditions: like a stroke or an injury to the spinal cord.

A bacterial infection: Often with an uncommon cause, such as a viral infection.

Fibromyalgia: Symptoms include chronic muscle pain, fatigue, sleep problems.

Hyperhidrosis: Chronic excessive sweating without a specific cause.

Some of these causes are serious others are a simpler fix. The symptoms alone aren’t enough to help you figure out what’s normal and what’s not. keeping cool at night

If you experience night sweats that you can’t get rid of them may be try sleep in lightweight, loosely-fitting pajamas. Sleep on cotton sheets with a lightweight blanket. Keep a glass of ice water beside your bed, and take a drink if you start to feel yourself sweating at night. Set your thermostat to a cool temperature at night.

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