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. With this article I will address those specific causes and treatments.
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.
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.
If you suffer from night sweats on a regular basis you know how disruptive it can be to your sleep; finding a treatment can mean finally getting decent sleep and getting back to feeling like yourself. As you are searching for an effective treatment sometimes it is best to start with some simple, common sense solutions then work your way up to the more specialized treatment options. Blending a few different treatment ideas may end up giving you the best relief.
For many people changing the temperature, bedding or pajamas can help, but it isn’t enough. In this case you may want to try some of these other night sweats treatments. Watching what you eat, when you eat and when you exercise can help, but using some of these other options may help provide more immediate relief when you start sweating while sleeping at night.
Delineating the difference between night sweats in men under 30 and those that occur in men of any age can be a little tricky. For this article, I tried to isolate and focus on causes most likely to be somewhat unique to the age group. I urge you to consider the whole spectrum of possibilities before making any assumptions.
As is often the case with night sweats, either in women or in men, we still have to look at common variables like medications, stress, diet and exercise as a means to deduce the source of your difficulty. But there are some other potential causes that are a bit more exclusive to this age group. While you may not be able to identify and diagnose the source right away, you still need to try to get a good night’s rest as soon as you can. Without good sleep, your problems may just snowball and make it even more difficult to isolate your symptoms in manageable manner.
Sweating is natural, but sweating too much at night while you are trying to sleep can be very disruptive and frustrating. If you know the sweating isn’t caused by a health condition and you’ve tried making environmental changes you might be ready to move on to some natural remedies for night sweats in men.
Most of the natural remedies for night sweats that you’ll find are for night sweats in women, more specifically remedies to help treat those caused by menopause, but there are some herbal treatment options for men too. Keep in mind many of these treatments aren’t scientifically proven, but some people have gotten relief from using them. In most cases these treatments have relatively few side effects, but it is good to check with your doctor before taking them to make sure they won’t interfere with any of your medications.
Natural remedies are an additional tool you can use to help you stop sweating at night and start getting better sleep so you can get back to feeling like yourself. Here are some of the more popular night sweats remedies for men.
Whether you are a man or woman suffering from this condition you likely struggle for comfortable sleep and peace of mind. The clinical name for night sweats is sleep hyperhidrosis or nocturnal hyperhidrosis, but you simply know it as night sweats. I fought this unpleasant condition for years, but after several doctor and therapist visits, I finally found effective help, and now I’m here to do my best to help you get through the night!
I discovered several things to help me, both in terms of diet and supplements as well as cool products to wear or to use while I fought my sweating while sleeping. But it took me some time and money before I settled on a few that I knew really worked. With this site, I hope to share with you what really worked for me and hopefully save you some of the time and money I lost. But everyone is different; I will try to uncover the most common and serious conditions that can cause this problem, including those well beyond my own experience. What causes night sweats for one person may be very different for another.
There are a few possible causes of cold sweats at night. Anxiety, fear or stress can cause cold night sweats, as well as pain from injuries or medical problems (heart attack), severe shortness of breath or low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia). Having a nightmare can also cause this symptom. In most cases they aren’t caused by a serious medical condition but because they can be a sign of something more serious, even a heart attack, it is important to pay attention to them, and to notice if you are experiencing any other symptoms along with the sweating.
The reason they are called cold sweats is because the hypothalamus – our body’s internal thermostat — uses perspiration with other biological mechanisms to help cool the body when it feels it is overheated. Because body temperature drops while you are sweating, you may feel chills during or after sweating. Sometimes internal or external variables can confuse the hypothalamus causing it to trigger those biological mechanisms that cause sudden sweating even when it isn’t really necessary.