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I'm 26 and get constant, multiple times a day hot flashes. I sweat very easily and have had a major appetite decrease. High anxiety, poor sleep.

I'm 26 and get constant, multiple times a day hot flashes. I sweat very easily and have had a major appetite decrease. High anxiety, poor sleep.

Hot Flashes at 26 ye: hot flashes is not common at 26 years of age. With your other symptoms of anxiety. Poor sleep, you need to be evaluated for hormonal imbalance including thyroid dysfunction. Do you have a history of anxiety, depression or bipolar illness. If you do, you may need to go see a psychiatrist to adjust your medications or start you on some. If you are otherwise healthy see a GYN. ...Read more

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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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I had a baby 7 weeks ago and since having him I sweat a lot in my sleep when I wake up I feel like I've just gotten out of the bath. Is this normal?

I had a baby 7 weeks ago and since having him I sweat a lot in my sleep when I wake up I feel like I've just gotten out of the bath. Is this normal?

Hormonal imbalance: Night sweats are typically due to either estrogen or cortisol being imbalanced. Please tell your obstetrician or primary care doctor so they can work with you to figure this out and treat you appropriately. I wish you the very best. ...Read more

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When i sleep during the day i'm fine yet when i sleep during the night i sweat a lot why is that?

When i sleep during the day i'm fine yet when i sleep during the night i sweat a lot why is that?

Environment : I would guess it has to do with the temperature of the room or amount of blankets you use. Either that or your circadian rhythm is goofed up. ...Read more

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I sweat a lot at night i try sleeping naked that does not help so i sleep in a tshirt with little or no cover.

Night sweats: There are many reasons for night sweats. Make an appointment with your doctor to discuss problem like tb, blood diseases or cardiac problems. You will need a comprehensive examination with blood work and possible xrays. ...Read more

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Why does my 8month son sweat a lot when sleeping?

Why does my 8month son sweat a lot when sleeping?

Usually normal: Some babies sweat profusely during the deepest part of their nightly sleep cycle and end up soaking wet. Because babies spend much more time in this deepest stage of sleep, they're more likely to sweat during the night than adults or even older children. Sweating is very common, but excessive sweating could mean that something isn't right. Excessive sweating can be a sign of congenital heart disease, sleep apnea, or an infection. Please discuss this with your child's pediatrician. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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I sweat a lot when sleeping recently. What could be the possible reasons?

I sweat a lot when sleeping recently. What could be the possible reasons?

Many: There are many possible causes for this: hormone imbalances, perimenopausal, drugs withdrawal, drug side effects, thyroid problems, infection, cancer... ...Read more

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I tend to sweat a lot more when sleeping, even if i'm not too hot. During waking hours I have no problems?

I tend to sweat a lot more when sleeping, even if i'm not too hot.  During waking hours I have no problems?

Night sweats: May be due to the food you eat, medication or possible illness.See your coctor for help. ...Read more

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Possible reasons why i sweat a lot when i sleep? It feels like i'm swimming in sweat when i wake up. Usually sleep on my back. Room temperature normal

Possible reasons why i sweat a lot when i sleep? It feels like i'm swimming in sweat when i wake up. Usually sleep on my back. Room temperature normal

Need more info: Could be a lot of things. Are you on any meds that could be causing this? Do you have low testosterone? Are you ill? How long has this been a problem? You should really discuss this with your doctor. I think you'll find they are interested in the same kind of information. ...Read more

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My ac is set at 73 & my 2 & 3 yr old dress/sleep n tshirt & shorts w a sheet over them @night but sweat A LOT is this normal or concerning?

My ac is set at 73 & my 2 & 3 yr old dress/sleep n tshirt & shorts w a sheet over them @night but sweat A LOT is this normal or concerning?

Temp Regulation: The body likes to be a little cooler during a sleep cycle so some people sweat to bring their body temperature down. Happens more often in males. If they are happy and healthy during the day this is not a problem. There are some diseases associated with night sweats - one is Tuberculosis. Get their annual check up as usually TB screening questions will be done. ...Read more

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My 1yr old sweats a lot in her sleep (mainly her head). Should i be concerned?

My 1yr old sweats a lot in her sleep (mainly her head). Should i be concerned?

Yes: It is typical of an imbalance in the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. By far the commonest cause is the nature of diet, particularly sugar in all its different forms. Sweating like this is typical of dysautonomia. Go to my blog entitled "oxygen, the spark of life" it explains why dysautonomia is so common. ...Read more

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I started Paxil (paroxetine) 1 year ago.... At night (when sleeping) i sweat a lot ! what can I do to reduce this ?

I started Paxil (paroxetine) 1 year ago.... At night (when sleeping) i sweat a lot ! what can I do to reduce this ?

Paxil (paroxetine) & sweating: Paxil (paroxetine) and other ssri's can cause sweating, but so can many causes that could be more problematic for you. Please work with your primary care doctor about this problem, which needs a thorough workup before best treatments can be determined. If no other causes for the sweating are found, then will need to consider dose adjustment or medication change. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to sweat at nights ? Sometimes when i sleep i wake up sweating a lot or sometimes i wake up just sweating a little bit

Depends: This depends on the reason for sweating. It may be too hot, you may be using too many blankets, or may actually be running fevers at night. Suggest you take your temperature, but not when you are sweating but before the sweating usually starts. Sweating is one of the ways the body loses fever and if you take your temp while sweating it may already be back to normal. If fever see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Hello dr. Andrew I have a quick question I am 24 and on methadone maintenance my dose is 70mg for 2 months when I work all day I feel as if I sweat out a lot of my methadone and was wondering if when I'm ready to go to sleep can I take .25 mg of Xanax? It

Hello dr. Andrew I have a quick question I am 24 and on methadone maintenance my dose is 70mg for 2 months when I work all day I feel as if I sweat out a lot of my methadone and was wondering if when I'm ready to go to sleep can I take .25 mg of Xanax? It

Methadone, Xanax (alprazolam): I understand your need to have good sleep. Your Health is Precious! Using Xanax (alprazolam) with Methadone may increase dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. You may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. Be the Captain of your pain, not victim. Feel good about your achievements. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy to cope with pain, anxiety and depression; Relaxation ...Read more

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Is it normal to sweat at nights ? I sometimes wake up sweating a lot or sometimes just a little bit. I don't sleep in heavy clothes.

Is it normal to sweat at nights ? I sometimes wake up sweating a lot or sometimes just a little bit. I  don't sleep in heavy clothes.

Night Sweats: Medical conditions that can cause night sweats diseases and conditions that can cause night sweats include: autonomic neuropathy (damage to your autonomic nerves) brucellosis (a bacterial infection) carcinoid syndrome (a syndrome resulting from a certain type of cancerous tumor) endocarditis (an infection of your heart lining) hiv/aids hodgkin's lymphoma (hodgkin's disease) hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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My husband is 40 and he sweats a lot at night and it smells terrible. Blood work shows all is ok. We keep the temp down and sleep with a fan.. Help!

My husband is 40 and he sweats a lot at night and it smells terrible. Blood work shows all is ok. We keep the temp down and sleep with a fan.. Help!

Still too hot: It may be that the room temperature is still too warm at night. Our bodies temperature drops a bit at night and sweating is one way it does that. Otherwise a consultation with a sleep physician may be appropriate. ...Read more