Night sweats

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I turn into a furnace and sweat like crazy… that was all cured when hubbins bought a pillar fan. I just aim it at my side of the bed and turn it on high. No more furnance, no more nightsweats. Perhaps an option for you?<br /><br />Nightsweats can also be caused from medication, diet, and hormonal fluxuations.

Post # 3
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

everybody sweats at night.  i guess some it is more noticable than others.  don’t listen to dr. google. 

sometimes if i toss and turn alot and have a bad dream, i wake up in sweats.  try a fan as other PPs suggested but i don’t think it is worth going to the doctor but do mention next time you go if you are still concerned.

Post # 4
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

whoa_its_ash:  Is it something recent or have you always been like that?  If it’s always been like that then it may not be an issue.  If it’s a recent development it’s most likely a hormone imbalance which can easily be diagnosed and treated.

Stop reading the harbinger of doom also known as WebMD.  They have to post all of the bad stuff and tell you to get checked out so they can avoid lawsuits if you end up in the 1 in a million people with the worst case scenario.

Post # 5
4757 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yeah, unless you have any other symptoms, I wouldn’t worry. Maybe try dressing lighter or using fewer covers at night. I often am really cold when I get into bed, so I bundle up and then wake up really hot a few hours later.

Post # 6
6959 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Is this how you’ve always been? Or is this a new development?

If it’s something new, I would see a doctor. The only time I’ve had true night sweats (waking up completely drenched, wet pillow case etc) was when they adjusted my medication for my  hypertension and my BP was getting too low at night.

Post # 8
1287 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

whoa_its_ash:  I would say my night sweats started being more noticeable in late twenties to date.  I am not on any medicine, etc, so I also freaked out when I turned to good ole google.  What we (my doc and myself) believe is the root cause of it are my hormone surges :/  I especially notice the sweating while I ovulate, PMS and during my period.  Sooooo, three weeks out of the month.  AWESOME!  Definitely seems ‘worse’ when I have a few glasses of wine before bed, or take headache medicine, etc.  

It sucks, and nothing really helps, other than having layers to take off, OR put on…sorry!

Post # 10
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

To start, most people don’t turn their AC down low enough when they go to bed.  “Experts” say that the ideal sleeping temperature is 65 degrees.  I keep my AC set on 75 during the day and turn it down to 65 at night.  If it’s on 68 or 70, I wake up sweating.  I also tend to burn up at night when I’m about to start my period and my hormones are a mess.  I’m very hot natured- it’s nothing to be concerned about….I wish there were a simple fix.  Sleeping with a fan and turning the AC down is the best solution.

Post # 11
746 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I get them, but it doesn’t seem to be related to the temperature of the room. I don’t actually feel hot when they happen, which seems to be tied to my cycle.  I sleep shirtless (in case you were wondering) and, when I wake up, I wedge a thin yoga towel all up on there.  It’s long enough that I can run it between my legs, which keeps it in place, it works like a charm, I only wake up the one time and I’m able to fall asleep right away.  I call it my sweat blanket. DH is blown away by my sexiness.

Post # 12
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Backyard

I am on Wellbutrin XL and Lexapro, and since being on these meds I sweat a lot more at night. Whenever the amounts are adjusted or I forget to take my meds I have a HORRIBLE night of sweats. I will wake up freezing because every inch of me is sweating. It is miserable. But not as miserable as being depressed and anxious!


Post # 13
2358 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I started getting regular sweats during the week before my period about age 33. 

Post # 14
2113 posts
Buzzing bee

whoa_its_ash:  I only do it when it is cold in my room, but i am hot in my blanket or PJ

then i wake up wet and freezing

Post # 15
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t recall having night sweats in my late 20’s/ eary 30’s but for every 10 years of age or so your hormones have a tendency to change.  I started having night sweats and hot flashes in my early 40’s and for me it was a sign of peri-menopause which can actually start in your early 30’s.  My friend started with the night sweats in her very early 30’s, but having said that.  check with your doctor, they can do blood test…

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