Excessive night sweating can be very uncomfortable to those who experience it and while not dangerous in any way, it can cause a lot of discomfort and disrupt sleep.
The problem of excessive night sweating is not hard to solve and involves monitoring your lifestyle to see if there is anything you are doing that is causing the excessive night sweating.
There are a finite number of reasons that can cause night sweating and you need to pinpoint the reason. Once you find the reason or reasons, you can know what is causing the sweating.
Read below to see what the reasons for excessive night sweating are and whether you are doing anything that is causing the sweating.
Excessive night sweating could be due to the weather. Do you live in coastal city near the tropics?
The heat and the humidity could be causing the sweating. Some weather conditions are just like that.
What you can do is maybe get a fan or air-conditioning that will change the ambience of the room and control the temperature or humidity.
The ideal ambient conditions are defined as a temperature of between 20 to 25 degrees Celsius with a relative humidity of 70%. This could counter excessive night sweating. Or perhaps the excessive night sweating could be not due to the weather conditions, but due to something to do with your body.
Excessive night sweating or excessive sweating in general could be caused due to this condition called hyperhidrosis – a medical condition that causes excessive sweating.
You can get this condition treated. Half a day in the hospital and a minor procedure is all it takes to get rid of the excessive night sweating. But sometimes, psychological conditions can also cause excessive sweating. You could be disturbed and maybe have the habit of waking up in the night worried and sweaty. This requires the help of a psychologist or psychiatrist.
There are maybe some things that you are doing that are triggering excessive night sweating. There are a few things that people do like eat the wrong food before going to sleep. And while taking a shower before going to sleep is not a bad idea, some take a shower that is too hot and this can also cause you to sweat.
One more thing that can cause excessive night sweating is indulging in heavy physical activity before you hit the sack. Get suitably relaxed and take a shower if you have, say, cycled home from a long distance or something. Hope this helped you to overcome excessive night sweating.