It’s not uncommon for someone suffering from GERD to experience night sweats. Sometimes a person can experience a less obvious mild acid reflux that will still burn the esophagus and in turn cause the body to try to cool itself through sweating. Acid reflux is often worse at night because when the body is lying flat it is easier for the stomach acids to back up in to the esophagus. So what can you do about it?
While menopause symptoms have been covered extensively because so many women experience this phenomenon, we shouldn’t ignore night sweats in men as this is a fairly common problem for men as well. There are a number of reasons why the sweating men experience is difficult to pinpoint, some of them universal and some specific to men.
The first cause of night sweats in men we’ll discuss is andropause. Yes, andropause. It does exist. Well, at least more and more people are beginning to think so. Just as women experience a reduction in their production of certain hormones during menopause, many feel that men experience a reduction in testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone during an andropause phase.
Sleep anxiety is a possible outcome for anyone who suffers from any type of anxiety disorder or depression. It goes beyond having a night or two of restlessness or lack of sleep. Sleep anxiety means regularly being so restless that you can’t sleep at all or waking up in the middle of the night in a full sweat feeling a sense of panic.
A sleep anxiety disorder is usually brought on by an existing anxiety disorder and because it interferes with normal sleep patterns it can cause a host of other problems. Without a normal sleep pattern, mental, physical, and emotional health can be affected.
When it comes to night sweats women tend to be at the greatest risk of experiencing them at some point in their life, if not a couple of times. Menopause is probably one of the most common causes of this condition in women, but a close second is pregnancy. During pregnancy a woman’s body goes through a wide variety of changes, many of which are triggered by hormonal fluctuations. These changes in hormone levels can cause all sorts of side effects including night sweats during pregnancy.
During pregnancy a woman needs to be more careful about treating this condition. Some of the remedies menopausal women use to treat this sweating aren’t recommended for women who are pregnant. There are some other options though.
When you begin isolating night sweats in men over 50 from those that may occur at any other age, you may want to start by looking into the possibility of andropause. Because the medical community still hasn’t agreed on whether or not this condition really exists much less how to diagnose it, andropause still isn’t at the front of many minds as a possible cause of night sweats.
In addition, you have to face the reality of aging. Certain conditions become more likely as we age, so we have to consider our greater susceptibility to these conditions as we grow… wiser. Menopause night sweats are covered far more often, but the sweating men may endure as a result of aging also need to be considered.
Read on to learn how to isolate, identify and treat sweating while sleeping as it occurs in men with a wiser perspective.
The sensation of sweating while sleeping can seem pretty similar to experiencing night sweats, but the term night sweats usually comes with the thought of menopause night sweats or sweating caused by a health condition. In most cases people who experience sweating while sleeping don’t have a health condition, but this isn’t always the case. If a condition like this is keeping you awake night after night it is good to check with your doctor to see what may be causing it. This can help give you peace of mind and you may get some helpful suggestions from your doctor.
The clinical term for sweating while sleeping is sleep hyperhidrosis. This condition is often genetic, meaning if one of your parents has always experienced sweating at night, even when in good health, your sweating while sleeping may simply be genetic. It may also be because of environmental factors or stress. Whether your sweating at night is genetic or caused by a trigger there are a few different things you can do to get some relief from these uncomfortable and disruptive sweats.
Because night sweats in women can be the result of many things besides menopause, a woman of any age should consider some basic common sense solutions first. Outside of menopause, most other cases of night sweats in women only happen every once in a while, and the majority of these episodes are harmless. However it is important to understand that this can be a symptom of a medical condition.
After you address the basics, you may need to develop an understanding for how different conditions may cause your hypothalamus (a gland in your brain that acts like your internal thermostat) to run amok so you can find an effective solution. Waking up with soaking wet covers and pajamas can be pretty discouraging, so finding relief from symptoms is important. Here are some ways to control excess sweating while sleeping.