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.
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.
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.