Night sweats

What are night sweats?

Night sweats refer to excessive sweating during sleep. They involve drenching nighttime sweating that leads to having to change clothes or sheets, unlike minor hot flashes some people get at night.

Causes of Night Sweats

Managing Night Sweats

Lifestyle measures like keeping the bedroom cool and layered bedding may help reduce sweating. For women in perimenopause or menopause, hormone therapy can treat night sweats along with other symptoms. Vitality Health Center provides customized bioidentical hormone therapy to help resolve night sweats and sleep problems related to hormone changes in midlife women. Their compassionate providers tailor treatment plans to your unique needs.

For night sweats from infections, treating the underlying condition is key. Pay attention to any other symptoms and see your physician promptly. Some cancers and leukemia may require rapid treatment as well. Your doctor can order tests to determine if a serious condition is the cause. Most medications that can cause night sweats will improve after stopping the medication under medical supervision.

Sometimes the cause cannot be found. In those cases, getting enough rest, minimizing stress, and making lifestyle adjustments to stay cool at night helps cope with unexplained night sweats. Prescription medications like low-dose antidepressants may also provide some relief.

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