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DO YOU SWEAT AT NIGHT ? HERE ARE HIDDEN REASONS WHY

Whether you’re exercising, it’s hot outside or you’re just overdressed, you expect to sweat — sometimes a lot. When you’re sound asleep, you do not.

If you experience night sweats, you’re probably all too familiar with waking up damp (or drenched) in sweat. You’ve probably also said to yourself, more than once, “This can’t be normal.”

Here are seven things that may be causing your night sweats, as well as ways to counteract them.

1 Drinking before bedtime

Having a drink or two in the evening may sound relaxing, but it can lead to increased body temperature — and therefore sweating.

Here are seven things that may be causing your night sweats, as well as ways to counteract them.

1 Drinking before bedtime
Having a drink or two in the evening may sound relaxing, but it can lead to increased body temperature — and therefore sweating.

2 Your stress level
If you’re feeling anxious or stressed, you’ve probably experienced the dread that comes with trying to fall asleep (or back to sleep after waking up).

“An overactive mind revs up your brain and body, which can result in sweating,” says Dr. Ram.

3 Your sleepwear and sleep environment

Everyone likes a cozy sleep environment. But, sometimes, there’s a fine line between being cozy and overheating.

Dr. Ram says that the most common reason for night sweats are:

Bedding, sleepwear or even a mattress that doesn’t “breathe”

4 A sleep environment that’s too warm

You’re going through menopause (or you’re about to)
You’ve heard of hot flashes, right? Well, menopause also comes with night sweats.

“About 75% of perimenopausal women report having night sweats,” says Dr. Ram. “The frequency typically peaks in the first few years following menopause and then declines over time.”

5 You have an underlying medical issue

In some cases, night sweats occur as a result of a medical condition or disease, including:

  • Autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • Cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma and prostate cancer
  • Depression
  • Heart disease
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hyperthyroidism (also known as an overactive thyroid)
  • Obesity
  • Prostate cancer
  • Serious infections, such as endocarditis and tuberculosis
  • Sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea
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