Why Do I Get Night Sweats?

Why Do I Get Night Sweats?


we’ve been tackling your questions all shows so we thought we’d answer your after dark with our favorite sleep specialist doctor this first one is from Emma who also happens to be on our staff our team has legitimate medical questions just like you so Emma what’s going on so every week I spend hours listening to our viewers most embarrassing vulnerable questions or sharing them it’s okay to ask on TV so now it’s my turn and I am a knight sweater I sweat almost every night I go to bed with Lite sheets like pajamas to fans so I go to bed and I’m cold and then throughout the night I get hotter and hotter to the point where actually I’m like drenched in sweat and get out of bed sometimes in the middle of the night to change my pajamas I was just wondering is this normal so when I hear the word night sweats it’s kind of bookshelf between two answers don’t lose sweat God knows any sleep or you know what you need to go see a doctor so what can do it well obstructive sleep apnea can cause night sweats because when that brain does not get oxygen it’s like whoa it goes to panic mode and you start sweating dr. Rajan a film in which you also worry about her thyroid because that was such a great comment because in females and young autoimmune and I’ll throw out one medical term Graves disease is very very common and you know what you could check it out with your primary care by getting a simple blood work like a TSH thyroid stimulating hormone why are you waking up at night are there they actually the sweats or something else waking you up and you notice that you’re sweaty it’s actually sweating like I’ll like kind of move and then I’ll like realize how like uncomfortably what I am and I even will like flip my pillow over because it’s like completely what and sometimes I’ll just have to get out of bed to change and like move to a different part of the bed that’s not as well you know it’ll be an easy thing to do I think journaling will be great for her I think you know right now what you a what you did the day before the week before get a journal out and maybe you could find the trigger and that’s simple then you could come see me these we always say medicine new symptoms in many ways are more worrisome than hey if this has been going on for ten years yep and you’ve been fine ever since you don’t worry as much as you know what I was fine my whole life and in the last month I have night sweats every night you know yeah all that stuff matters you

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23 Comments

  1. same here. I've got to change my PJs 5 times a night !! Also moving around the bed to find dry areas.
    Try not to eat before you go to bed. That helps my body. Sugar intake before bed time has a huge effect on sweating during night.

  2. I have awful night sweats. When I was little, I actually had the inability to sweat and now I sweat like crazy at night. I’ll wake up and I’ll be freezing cold but I’ll be covered in sweat.

  3. I sweat a lot as well but not always. It's just sometimes when I'll wake up and be covered in sweat. Thing is, they've checked my thyroid and they say it's fine. Supposedly my hormones are ok as well so I don't understand why this happens.

  4. I get night sweats more than a few times a month. I wake up FREEZING. I’m never too hot. Always too cold. I have Hashimotos.

  5. My hubby both has sleep apnea & ptsd & he blames it on his ptsd which I also have but I don't believe it's solely based on ptsd.

  6. Hello DOCTORS YOU NEED HELP ME AND BRING ME ON YOUR SHOW. I HAVE SEVERE NIGHT SWEATING. SINCE I HAD A CHILD IN FEB 2017."FIRST AND ONLY CHILD. I NEVER HAD THEM BEFORE. I GOT MY THYROID CHECKED. HORMONES. BLOOD WORK. IDK WHAT ELSE TO DO. IT SCARES ME SOOO SO BAD TO THE POINT SOME NIGHT… WHICH I'D MORE THAN 4 NIGHTS I CANT SLEEP AT ALL UNTIL LIKE 5 AM OR LATER WHEN MY BODY JUST NEEDS TO SLEEP. AND MY BOYFRIEND WAKES ME UP SAYING ARE YOU OK BECAUSE I SWEAT SOOOO BAD ALL OVER BUT I NOTICED A LOT OF SWEAT IN NECK AREA. NO DOC CAN TELL MR WHAT'S WRONG. AND I'M GETTING SEVERE PANIC ATTACKS BEC OF HEALTH ANXIETY BC NOONE CAN FIGURE IT OUT. I GET VERIGO OR DIZZY SPELLS OFTEN FOR YEATS AND NOONE CAN TELL ME WHY EITHER. IS IT SOME AUTO IMMUTMNE DISEASES? ETC PLEASE CONTACT ME¶ I also have more. Symptoms while the night sweats are happening

  7. Hi i have now suffered 4 years with severe sweating ,it also happens in the day ,but night is much worse ,i got to get up around 7 to 8 times a night to change myself and bed and wipe myself down…. It's not the thyroid been tested ,it's not the change ,had that many years ago,its not my medication been ruled out …. Help

  8. I’m no doctor but I think it’s what we eat. I ate a piece of fudge one night before bed witch is loaded with sugar and sure enough I woke up drenched in sweat.
    The next night I made sure to eat my dinner early and no snack before bed and I was totally fine. Try different things and write it down, I think I found out my problem.

  9. I just Fucking woke up SOAKING WET!!! ITS SCARY BECUZ I AM SIX FOOT TWO AND WEIGH 141 POUNDS!!! I NEED HELP!!! MY SHEETS ARE SOAKED 2 HOURS INTO SLEEPING EVERYDAY!! PLEASE HELP

  10. So, in otherwords, that idiot doctor had no idea how to answer her question. He sitting up there laughing like a dummy.. Dude this is a serious issue

  11. i have night sweats frequently like 2 times a week and everytime i wake up very early and switch from one side of the bed to another because the bed and pillow become soaking wet as well as my PJ's and my hair but i am cold at the same time… and most of the time this happens when i wake up from a very weird or scary dream.

  12. Maca supplements will stop the sweating. Get them from amazon I had the same problem. Hormones off. Some hormones turn completely off when on birth control

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