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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Menopause is defined as the cessation of menstrual periods due to decreased estrogen production. This usually happens to a woman in their 40s or 50s, with the average age being 51. Most women experience some discomfort during this period so many women turn to herbal remedies, drugs, and hormones, to alleviate their symptoms. However, one group of women have to deal with the difficulties associated with another problem —- that of late menopause.
While there isn’t a clear definition of late menopause, if a woman reaches age 55 or older and still hasn’t started menopause it is usually considered late. Studies have been done to determine what influences the early or late onset of menopause, but there are still many unknowns. These factors seem to have some bearing on the issue: Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Women aren’t the only people vulnerable to this uncomfortable sensation; hot flashes in men are not uncommon, especially for men undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. A hot flash is more than feeling a sudden rise in body temperature. It is characterized by a sudden rush of heat in the upper body, chest, neck and face often accompanied by flushing in the skin and sweating. Besides being uncomfortable this can be embarrassing when it occurs at certain unexpected times.
There are a few possible treatment options including common sense tips for greater comfort, natural remedies for hot flashes and medical treatment options. Depending on how severe or frequent the hot flashes are you may want to start with the least invasive treatment options and slowly progress to other options. Keep in mind slightly different remedies work for different people. Continue reading
Menopause can be a difficult time for a lot of reasons, but for many women the greatest difficulty lies in enduring the symptoms that often come with this change of life. To help reduce these symptoms more and more women are turning to natural remedies for night sweats, hot flashes and the other menopause symptoms they are experiencing. Luckily there are a few different natural remedies that can help reduce the occurrence and the severity of these unpleasant bursts of sweating.
Even though science hasn’t been able to fully back the effectiveness of some of these natural remedies for menopause symptoms, many women swear by them. The good news is that most of these herbal remedies are pretty safe so if other methods have failed you or if you want to try the natural route first, there are some options that seem to work. Here are some of the most commonly used natural treatments for hot flashes and night sweats. Continue reading