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
In some cases the night sweats alcohol causes may be a minor occurrence. You have a couple glasses of beer or wine and go to sleep before you can work it out of your system. But I worry that in many cases where this occurs there is more to the story. Alcoholism is serious and often underestimated.
Some suggest the sweating is simply your body attempting to eliminate the toxins through your pores while others belief the alcohol may be causing your hypothalamus — your brain’s thermostat for your body — to feel a little drunk in its own right. Physiologically a chain reaction of events is triggered within the body after alcohol consumption. Understanding this chain of events may make you think differently about overdoing it too often. Continue reading
While this site is geared towards night sweats, which is a major sleep disruptor, there are other factors you may not expect that are disrupting your sleep as well. If you aren’t sleeping well because of night sweats or another issue, finding ways to improve your sleep can be vital to your physical and mental health. Are one of these sometimes unexpected culprits disrupting your sleep? 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
There are a lot of things that can cause sweating while sleeping at night, but one of the more common causes is a fever. A fever, or raised body temperature, is your body’s way of fighting off unwanted viruses or bacteria in the body. The raised temperature makes your body an inhospitable home for these unwanted invaders, which helps your body get rid of them. In the meantime though a fever can make you feel pretty uncomfortable and in most cases it will cause night sweats and possibly daytime sweating.
Fevers and infections can cause night sweats women, men and children, but children may be the most vulnerable. Night sweats in children is especially common with a fever because their immune system isn’t as experienced at dealing with these invaders, which tends to cause more severe spike in temperature that can happen quickly. Continue reading
While most people associate night sweats in women with menopause, night sweats in young women is not uncommon. There are a number of things that can cause night sweats in women under 30. Some of these things are simple and easy to treat while others may require more in depth diagnosis and treatment. In most cases, however, relatively simple treatments can be helpful in relieving the symptoms; or at least they can be helpful enough to sleep better at night.
Finding the cause will help you find an effective treatment so you can start sleeping better at night. Plus if the night sweats are a symptom of another health issue it is good to discover that sooner rather than later so you can start treating that issue. Here are some of the more common causes to consider as well as some possible treatment options. Continue reading
Do you just need a little night sweats relief? If you’re confident they don’t have a dire underlying cause but you still want help getting through the night, try these inexpensive and safe ways to get relief. Keep in mind you should always consult a physician about your night sweats causes before trying to treat them with simple herbal remedies. To stop night sweats, you first need to understand their origin.
There are three components to an effective tea for helping sleep and minimizing your night sweating. First, you want to integrate chamomile. Chamomile relaxes and calms your nerves. Second, you want your tea to feature a a robust helping of sage. Sage can help reduce your body temperature and it calms the nerve endings that my trigger night sweats. And third, you want to prepare your tea fresh the day you decide to drink it, but brew it Continue reading