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Why do I wake up at night drenched n sweating?

Why do I wake up at night drenched n sweating?

Tired: Interrupted or restless sleep, night sweats from dream or temperature change or waking up from rem stage of sleep, or snacking late. ...Read more

Dr. Morton Levitt
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Perspiration (Definition)

Perspiration or sweat is the production of watery fluid from the skin to help regulate the ...Read more


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When I have to poop. I start sweating really bad. Ill wake up at night all wet w sweat but when I go to bathroom (poop) then I stop sweating. Why.?

When I have to poop. I start sweating really bad. Ill wake up at night all wet w sweat but when I go to bathroom (poop) then I stop sweating. Why.?

IBS?: This is not my specialty, but some of my patients with irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) describe very similar symptoms. If that's what it is, there are several treatment options. A gastroenterologist can help you with that. ...Read more

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I'm on paraguard & I'm currently taking zoloft, (sertraline) trazadone & provera. At night I usually wake up sweating bad enough to make my clothes wet. What's up?

I'm on paraguard & I'm currently taking zoloft, (sertraline) trazadone & provera. At night I usually wake up sweating bad enough to make my clothes wet. What's up?

Serotonin syndrome?: The combination of zoloft (sertraline) & trazodone can result is too high levels of neurotransmitter serotonin, resulting in sx such as profuse sweating, agitation, diarrhea, increased heart rate & bp, nausea & vomiting, muscle spasm, mental status changes, un-co-ordinated movements. See prescribing doc right away to change meds or go to er for treatment. Can be life threatening. ...Read more

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I have nightmares at night and I wake up shaking and freezing and/or sweating and I start to see a flip gram of cartoons. How do I stop it?

I have nightmares at night and I wake up shaking and freezing and/or sweating and I start to see a flip gram of cartoons. How do I stop it?

You need medical hel: You may be suffering from Anxiety or panic attacks, which can be best handled by going to a doctor for a medical check up. You should seek either a Internist or a psychiatrist who can give you a mild tranquilizer or a good sleeping pill. Are you studying in school now or not? ...Read more

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I have no appetite, no energy, headache, cough, hot then cold within a few minutes and during the night wake up cold but clothes wet from sweating.

I have no appetite, no energy, headache, cough, hot then cold within a few minutes and during the night wake up cold but clothes wet from sweating.

See a doctor ASAP: These are typical symptoms for systemic inflammation. If you take your temperature, you'll probably find it's elevated, then drops after a night sweat. There are many causes -- usually an infection, and with cough, maybe pneumonia or even tuberculosis; mononucleosis (glandular fever); many other viral infections; many other possibilities as well. Don't mess around with this; see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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I've started having night sweats, with an onset of one year ago. I wake up to drenched sheets but I'm not overheated. I don't sweat during the day.

I've started having night sweats, with an onset of one year ago. I wake up to drenched sheets but I'm not overheated. I don't sweat during the day.

Fever?: Assuming the room is not overly warm, and not using unnecessarily heavy covers, this is something to see a doctor about. True night sweats occur because of fever that drops during the night. See a doctor, and for a week before your appointment, take your temperature (and write down the results) 3 times a day: when you awake in the morning, 4-6 pm, and at bedtime. Also record the nights you sweat. ...Read more

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Two nights of having night sweats and I wake up drenched. I sleep naked lol and still sweat. Happens at least five to six times a month. Don't know tho?

Two nights of having night sweats and I wake up drenched. I sleep naked lol and still sweat. Happens at least five to six times a month. Don't know tho?

Few things: Are the episodes random? Or are they clustered, happening night after night? If you are in your late 40's, and female with clustered sweats, this could be hormonal. If you are male, or younger female, or older female, or if the episodes are random, please see your doctor to get evaluated, as this could be something very serious, like lymphoma. ...Read more

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I sleep with a fan on and the AC at about 72 yet I still have severe night sweats. To the point that when I wake up it feels like some wet the bed.

I sleep with a fan on and the AC at about 72 yet I still have severe night sweats. To the point that when I wake up it feels like some wet the bed.

Night sweats: Not to scare you but sometimes lymphomas and leukemias can present with excessive night sweats. You must get a thorough work up and for all you know it may be just your body, and completely benign. ...Read more

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Can't sleep at night wake up with cold sweats and feelin very flushed happens severely times. It's been over a month?

Can't sleep at night wake up with cold sweats and feelin very flushed happens severely times. It's been over a month?

Ans: Well really more history is needed. But with the little you say you would be advised to see your doctor to check your blood. Start here sounds like metabolically you could have an issue. Also check a urine pregnancy if you are sexually active ...Read more

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I have night sweats but it's only my upper thighs I wake up and my sheets are wet and my skin is cold and damp is this a thing?

I have night sweats but it's only my upper thighs I wake up and my sheets are wet and my skin is cold and damp is this a thing?

Need more info: Have you lost weight? If you have not lost weight, the sweating while inconvenient is not likely to be serious. Try sleeping with fewer covers. ...Read more

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Are occasional night sweats (a hand full year, but not always every year) normal? Some days I wake up drenched even when the room temp is the same.

Likely normal: Occasional, even drenching, sweating at night is not abnormal. Especially if you have not lost weight, you may ignore it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Why am I sweating while im dreaming? I have two fans in my room but still sweating. I be soaking wet when I wake up.

Night time sweating: I suggest talking to your Doctor about sleep apnea as it is a common cause of sweating. Thyroid and some other metabolic disorders can also cause excessive sweating. ...Read more

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I have cfs and am only able to sleep in short, intense bursts. When I wake up, I am usually drenched with sweat. Why am I sweating so much?

I have cfs and am only able to sleep in short, intense bursts. When I wake up, I am usually drenched with sweat. Why am I sweating so much?

Talk to your doctor: Interesting question. It could be your medications. It could also be endocrine or neurological in nature. I would speak with your doctor and see what recommendations are appropriate in your case. ...Read more

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I have very enlarged lymph nodes in my chest, also have been sweating to where im drenched in the morning when I wake up. Should I be worried?

I have very enlarged lymph nodes in my chest, also have been sweating to where im drenched in the morning when I wake up. Should I be worried?

Where in your: Chet are the "lymph nodes"? You should go to an urgent care or private doctor tell them your story and have them examine you. Adenopathy (nodes), sweats, fever, weight loss can be signs of lymphoma at any age. ...Read more

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