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Why Do I Sweat So Much at Night? 7 Unexpected Explanations


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    Why Do I Sweat So Much at Night? 7 Unexpected Explanations

    Why Do I Sweat So Much at Night? 7 Unexpected Explanations
    Subtle medical problems (and not just menopause!) can cause you to overheat throughout the night.


    Some medications

    Certain medications give a rise to night sweats and may leave you tossing and turning throughout your sleep. Antidepressants are the most common drug associated with night sweats, with anywhere from 8 to 22 percent of patients who use them reporting overheating at night. Night sweats are often seen with other psychiatric drugs, but even over-the-counter anti-fever medications like acetaminophen and ibuprofen can cause your body to heat up in bed, too. Here are 9 other things your sweat reveals about your health.


    Low blood sugar

    For people with type 1 diabetes, waking up throughout the night in fits of heat may be your body's way of alerting you to low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia. Night sweats, along with other symptoms of low blood sugar, like headaches and nightmares, may occur if you don’t inject the correct amount of insulin right before you hit the sheets, according to the online resource Diabetes Self Management. Fortunately, these bouts of sweat are treatable, as taking preventative measures like eating a late night snack can help even out your insulin levels. Here are easy-to-miss signs that you have diabetes.


    A long-term infection

    If your night sweats begin to occur more regularly and more severely, it may be the sign of a more serious issue. For example, night sweats are one of the primary symptoms of tuberculosis, a potentially dangerous infectious disease that affects the lungs. They also can be a sign of bacterial infections like endocarditis (heart valve inflammation) and osteomyelitis (bone inflammation), as well as an early marker of HIV.


    Some cancers

    Chronic night sweats are often one of the first visible signs of a lymphoma diagnosis. In this case, the hot flashes are incredibly intense—so much so that they may require you to actually change clothes to dry off. However, it’s important to note that any type of cancer would be accompanied by other symptoms as well, so be sure to check with a doctor before contemplating a scary diagnosis. Here are other cancer symptoms that are all too easy to ignore.


    Menopause

    Most women going through menopause are no stranger to hot flashes, and these intense spells of heat often occur at night. Night sweats during menopause are the result of changing estrogen levels and their effects the hypothalamus, the part of your brain that regulates temperature and deals with hormones. Menopause causes your estrogen levels to waver, which can confuse the hypothalamus. “Like a faulty thermostat, the hypothalamus may respond to the changes in estrogen as if it senses an increase in your body's temperature,” according to everydayhealth.com. Then, while trying to cool you down, the hypothalamus tells your blood vessels to dilate and your sweat glands to release perspiration, leaving you hot and sweaty. Here are symptoms of the early stages of perimenopause.

    Hormone disorders


    Persistent night sweats may be caused by various problems in the endocrine system—the part of your body that produces hormones, according to the American Osteopathic Association. If these glands produce too much or not enough of a hormone, such as serotonin or estrogen, you may find yourself heating up while you doze off. Additionally, the AOA notes that night sweats are also a common side effect of hormone-regulating medications.

    Or: You might just sweat a lot

    Not every case of night sweats is linked to a serious issue or health concern. In many situations, overheating in bed is simply linked to a tendency to sweat more than usual without any identifiable reason. This is known as idiopathic hyperhidrosis. This condition may affect just one area—like your arms, underarms, feet, or face—or it may lead you to sweat all over. Because the cause for idiopathic hyperhidrosis is unclear, the night sweats it causes can be treated with preventative measures like holding off on caffeine and spicy foods before bed, and sleeping in something cool and comfortable.

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