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Night Sweats (Definition)

Sleep hyperhidrosis, more commonly known as the night sweats, is the occurrence of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) during sleep. The sufferer may or may not also suffer from excessive perspiration while awake. Sleep hyperhidrosis may occur at any age, but is most commonly ...Read more


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Severe Night Sweats with shaking. Dizziness during day? What Can I do? What could it be?

Severe Night Sweats with shaking. Dizziness during day? What Can I do? What could it be?

See a doctor: What you described needs evaluation and this forum in not suitable for the issue. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up sweating when my husband isn't home?

Why do I wake up sweating when my husband isn't home?

Maybe because...: The husband has an unconscious habit (while sleeping) of pulling the down comforter over to his side of the bed, thus leaving the wife at a nice, comfortable temperature. When the wife is alone, there is nobody to hog the down comforter, so the wife ends up under the comforter all night long... and it's just too toasty under all that down. ...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

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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I have a fear since being young about sleeping in dark. But I want to snap out of it to sleep better. I wake up sweating and panic if tv is off.

I have a fear since being young about sleeping in dark. But I want to snap out of it to sleep better. I wake up sweating and panic if tv is off.

Since we spend a: large percentage of our life sleeping - have you considered therapy so that this won't be such a scary time for you? ...Read more

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I don't sleep all night I wake up sweating and dry mouth I am type 2 should I have my Lantus before I go to bed I am tired in mornings?

I don't sleep all night I wake up sweating and dry mouth I am type 2 should I have my Lantus before I go to bed I am tired in mornings?

Night sweats: Your tiredness is because of lack of sleep Check your sugar levels when you get sweating at night. you could be getting low sugars and the insulin dos may need rectification. This not common with lotus though. You will need to see your GP for examination to rule out other causes of night sweats and in particular they have to make sure you don't have any swollen lymph glans. also a battery of tests ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if i often wake up sweating in the middle of the night and find it difficult to go back to sleep?

Should i be concerned if i often wake up sweating in the middle of the night and find it difficult to go back to sleep?

You have: A touch of dysautonomia. The autonomic systam is the automatic nervous system controlled by the lower brain. One branch is known as the sympathetic and is responsible for causing sweating as an adaptive mechanism. Unnecessary sweating is abnormal. Commonest cause is sugar in diet causing vitamin b deficiency. ...Read more

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Every night, wake up sweating, remove sheets; wake up again very anxious with obsessive fears; finally at ~9 AM, wake up feeling normal.

Every night, wake up sweating, remove sheets; wake up again very anxious with obsessive fears; finally at ~9 AM, wake up feeling normal.

You need medical che: There is good treatment available as medicines to take to control your anxiety and help you sleep better. You can ask your PCP for help or to refer you to a psychiatrist . The underlying cause also needs to be sorted out. Counseling/ CBT(Cognitive, behavioral Therapy) will also help you to get over this problem. But seek help now before this becomes a more serious problem. ...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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Why do I get hot when I sleep? I often wake up sweating or feeling uncomfortably feverish.

Why do I get hot when I sleep?  I often wake up sweating or feeling uncomfortably feverish.

Speak to your doctor: You should speak to and see your doctor. This can be normal, but depending on how long it has been happening and how often, you may need to be checked for illness or a thyroid problem, or other hormonal imbalance. ...Read more

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Difference bw night sweats and sweating bc you're hot? More often than not I wake up with sweat-soaked clothes no matter the room temp/outfit/bedding.

Difference bw night sweats and sweating bc you're hot? More often than not I wake up with sweat-soaked clothes no matter the room temp/outfit/bedding.

Night sweats: Night sweats are as you described with unexplained sweating despite room temperature and usually indicates viral infection if short lived or more serious bacterial infection if more than two weeks AND associated with fevers, cough, weight loss. Non infectious causes could be hyperactive thyroid or uncontrolled diabetes ...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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When I sleep at night I wake to very bad night sweats! why?

When I sleep at night I wake to very bad night sweats! why?

Depends: Are you a man or a woman. How old are you? Could be signs of menopause or illness at any rate there is help. Contact your doctor. ...Read more

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I have really bad night sweats i wake up soaked i take Effexor (venlafaxine) is this the cause?

I have really bad night sweats i wake up soaked i take Effexor (venlafaxine) is this the cause?

Sweating/diaphoresis: may affect up to 22% of patients who take antidepressants. Options include stopping, decreasing, or changing antidepressants. If your medication is effective then prescriber may consider adding benztropine 0.5-1 mg a day or aripiprazole (augments antidepressant and may reduce sweating). Combining these meds with venlafaxine may increase dizziness, drowsiness. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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Perspiration (Definition)

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