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
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. Continue reading
Sleep is vital for your health. Without enough of it you may notice you have a difficult time functioning, both mentally and physically. You may even notice an increase in unhealthy food cravings.
If you’re not getting enough sleep at night because of night sweats or another sleep disorder, it is important to address the issue directly, but here are some other things you can do to help promote better sleep. Continue reading
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. 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
With some research you will discover two types of hyperhidrosis, primary hyperhidrosis and secondary hyperhidrosis. Medical science has not discovered the cause of primary night sweats. It is so severe it impairs a person’s ability to engage in daily activities such as work, school, family and social affairs.
The degree of severity for secondary sleep hyperhidrosis varies from person to person. In mild cases, the patient just needs to change the pillow case and keep a glass of cool water on the nightstand.
Some patients need to get up and wash themselves, then change their sleepwear as well as their bedsheets. Discovery and treatment of the underlying disease or injury is the only way to cure secondary night sweats. If the night sweats get to the point where the sleep loss interferes with daily functions, a visit to the doctor’s office is required. Continue reading