Night Sweats

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    Jun 18, 2009 1:47 PM GMT
    I wake up in the morning and the top of my t-shirt all around the collar and shoulders is damp as if I have been sweating all night. Has anyone else experienced this? It happens almost every night. I just got a check up recently and all tests were negative in terms of HIV and others. What can be the cause of night sweats?
  • Bunjamon

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    Jun 18, 2009 3:21 PM GMT
    How warm is your room?
  • danisnotstr8

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    Jun 18, 2009 4:29 PM GMT
    Honestly, I've had the same thing happen before...

    And I found that as soon as the weather warms up, I have to change the blankets that I use on my bed. Sounds silly-- but one of my duvet covers is too tightly woven and it doesn't breathe. It's something akin to wrapping myself in cellophane and expecting to wake up feeling all fresh... NOPE.
  • handsoffire

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    Jun 18, 2009 4:30 PM GMT
    growth spurts, too many blankets, sleeping between too many guys, sleeping under too many guys, breaking fever, bad dream, crappy food the night before, stress.... it's a list. Sleeping on top of a lot of guys however is just cozy
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    Jun 18, 2009 7:25 PM GMT
    I have had that happen all my life on and off, go through periods where I sweat during the nights and I am soaked.
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    Jun 18, 2009 7:27 PM GMT
    It happens to me whenever I get less than 3 hours of sleep.
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    Jun 18, 2009 7:34 PM GMT
    It happens all the time with especially during the summer! My body temp goes way up when I'm sleeping so anything over 65 degrees I'm breaking out in a sweat! I have to get up several times during the night to adjust my thermostat! I'm used to it now. My electric bill is way low during the winter because I hardly ever use my heater.icon_biggrin.gif

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    Jun 18, 2009 7:38 PM GMT
    Yes. It happens to me frequently and has for years. I sometimes have to flip my pillow and change my undershirt during the night cuz the dampness is cold next to the skin.

    I have always chalked it up to the release of tension/anxiety in the body during the night.
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    Jun 18, 2009 7:44 PM GMT
    Oh god! We're all gonna die!!!

    Explaining Night Sweats
    Because the causes of night sweats are so varied, it can be hard to pinpoint the exact reason why someone may be suffering from night sweats. While the occurrence of night sweats can be the symptom of a more serious physical condition, it may also be the result of environmental factors, such as sleeping a room that's too hot. Here are some of the possible causes of night sweats:

    •Hyperhidrosis is a rare condition characterized by unexplainable excessive sweating while sleeping. While sweating from hyperhidrosis occurs regardless of temperature, it can increase during periods of greater stress and anxiety. Treatment may include medication, hypnosis or surgery.


    •Lymphoma, cancer of the lymphocytes, may produce night sweats as one of its possible symptoms.


    •Medications can react with the body's natural chemistry, occasionally causing night sweats. Anti-depressants and psychiatric drugs are generally the main medications that cause night sweats. Other drugs that have been associated with night sweats include Acetaminophen, birth control pills, Cortisone, Niacin, Nitroglycerin and Viagra.


    •Menopause can cause night sweats as the body reacts to hot flashes during the night. Other hormonal changes may also be the cause of night sweats in menopausal and pre-menopausal women.


    •Pressure and anxiety is one of the leading causes of night sweats, especially in men. When someone is going through a particularly stressful time, he may suffer from this sleep disorder.


    •Sleep environments that are too warm can cause night sweats. If a toasty sleeping environment is the culprit, you can easily prevent night sweats by removing a blanket or using a fan.


    •Tuberculosis causes inflammation that can trigger night sweats. However, this serious condition has a host of other symptoms besides night sweats.

    Some sources list night sweats as a general symptom of a variety of illnesses, including diabetes and epilepsy. However, medicines for these afflictions, rather than the illness itself, are also likely causes for night sweats.
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    Jun 18, 2009 7:48 PM GMT
    Madhatter2009 saidI wake up in the morning and the top of my t-shirt all around the collar and shoulders is damp as if I have been sweating all night. Has anyone else experienced this? It happens almost every night. I just got a check up recently and all tests were negative in terms of HIV and others. What can be the cause of night sweats?


    Have u been to da dentist latelyicon_question.gif ur white blood cells are fighting an infection somewhereicon_eek.gif
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    Jun 18, 2009 8:52 PM GMT
    I don't know how you guys sleep in t-shirts and what not.
    I'm like a furnace at nite and I need to feel cool to sleep well.
    the most I can wear to bed is a pair of boxer briefs.

    Tossing my memory foam mattress topper was the best thing I ever did.
    That thing was like a heat sink...even in winter I'd have to lie on top of the covers and have the ceiling fan turning.