A member asked:

Excessive night sweats, bad sleep, back pain since 2 weeks. can this be due to my new foam mattress and using two blankets as the room is quite cold?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. David Houghton answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

Sounds like a reasonable deduction. Try sleeping on a difference surface to see if you feel any better.

Answered Oct 13, 2014


Dr. Stephen Southard answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

As a mattress change can affect your sleep and cause back pain, but less likely night sweats. Some mattress/sheet combos do not breath well, so I can't say it's impossible that it's all related to the mattress/blanket combo. But I would try to switch over to a lightweight cotton(or other natural) fiber blanket and see how you feel. Otherwise, seek an in-person eval for other issues at hand.

Answered Oct 14, 2014



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