On winter nights, the apartment is not hot, and yet you wake up wet as a mouse. Let’s figure out the reasons. If a person wakes up several times during the night all wet with sweat, then you need to look for the root causes of this pathology. This is usually a symptom of more serious health problems.
Causes Of Active Sweating During Sleep
The average age at menopause is approximately 51 years. This is a normal condition of the body and does not require treatment. Sometimes the termination of the menstrual cycle occurs earlier. For example, 1% of women experience this condition around their 40s. In any case, during this period you need to be ready for the physiological restructuring of the body.
Due to the unstable release of hormones, menopause can cause many unpleasant symptoms. A decrease in estrogen and progesterone leads not only to changes in mood, vaginal dryness, slow metabolism, and thinning hair but also to the appearance of hot flashes.
The resulting fever and chills lead to night sweats. See your doctor prescribe hormone therapy that will relieve your condition during this period.
Anxiety at work, anxiety for loved ones, uncontrollable fears can cause several adverse symptoms. These include muscle tension, heart palpitations, breathing problems, stomach troubles (nausea and diarrhea), and sweating.
If you constantly jump up at night in a sweat, and then cannot sleep for a long time, you need to go to a specialist who can find out the causes of anxiety and the degree of your nervousness. From him/her you will receive recommendations on changing your lifestyle and decide on therapy (possibly with antidepressants).
There are two types of excessive sweating: general and localized. The generalone manifests itself on large areas of the body and localized on certain parts: palms, soles of the feet, in the forehead, and armpits.
Hyperhidrosis is observed not only with extreme heat, physical exercise, and emotional stress but also with a number of diseases and the action of certain drugs. When the cause of hyperhidrosis is not clear, you should contact a specialist for an examination.
After all, this is not only a social problem – an unpleasant odor from the legs and body during the day, but also a nightmare for the owner of this symptom. During the night, you have to change the sheet and linen several times.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) is a repetitive cessation of breathing for up to 15 seconds or more, accompanied by snoring, nocturnal awakenings, and lack of sleep. At the same time, memory loss, daytime sleepiness, complaints of lack of performance, constant fatigue and, you guessed it, sweating can be observed.
OSAS can be a serious medical condition and therefore requires treatment. It will consist of correcting nutrition if you are overweight. Changing your sleeping position (it is better not to sleep on your back), getting rid of alcohol and sleeping pills, and training the muscles of the pharynx. In any case, you need to go to a specialist for a consultation.
Some drugs can potentially cause night sweats as a side effect. If you suspect that a drug you recently started using may affect your increased sweating, then you should see your doctor and find out if there are alternative treatment options.
However, do not experiment and do not stop drinking sharply what the doctor has prescribed for you long ago. Sudden discontinuation of certain medications can lead to withdrawal symptoms.
In this case, the level of certain neurotransmitters sharply decreases and symptoms such as dizziness, insomnia, irritability, and headaches appear. The only option is to see a doctor.
A temporary rise in temperature indicates that the body is fighting some kind of infection. In a healthy state, a person’s body temperature is about 36.6 degrees Celsius. With an increase in degrees, there is a fever, then chills.
Often this condition is accompanied by a headache, weakness and, of course, sweating both day and night. In this case, it is very important to find the reason. Get tested for bacterial and viral infections.
This is a syndrome in which the thyroid gland releases too much of the hormone thyroxine into the body. Symptoms such as:
- Weight loss (despite good appetite and adequate food intake)
- Heart palpitations
- Increased sweating
- The skin becomes moist
- Thinning hair
- Problems with the work of the gastrointestinal tract and nervous system.
See your doctor for appropriate treatment and dietary advice. You will need to give up strong tea, coffee, chocolate, spices, drink milk, and consume more vegetables and fruits.
This bacterial infection is also called Maltese fever. People can pick it up from animals or through unpasteurized dairy products. Brucellosis symptoms include:
- Loss of appetite
- Joint, muscle, and back pain
An experienced doctor can easily recognize the disease at the first examination and will most likely prescribe antibiotics.
Autoimmune Diseases Such As Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease characterized by the active accumulation of aggressive antibodies. This leads to the destruction of articular and connective tissue structures. Temperature jumps can also appear from rheumatoid arthritis.
This syndrome arises from the immune system’s mistaken fight against the synovium that covers the joints. In this case, unpleasant sensations of pain and rigidity of the limbs may occur. Your doctor may recommend physical therapy or surgery to save your joints.
Nocturnal hyperhidrosis is caused by a decrease in the concentration of glucose in the blood. This is a reaction of the nervous system in response to the release of hormones. It is a serious illness and only a doctor can treat it.
In women, profuse sweating can begin due to menopause, as hormones are rearranged. In men, profuse sweating during sleep can cause snoring. Causes: hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), heartburn, and anxiety. To avoid excessive perspiration, it is necessary to visit a qualified doctor, ventilate the room, and choose pajamas and bedding made of breathable materials.
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