You know as a mother that an uninterrupted sleep is important for your child to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, even after a long day at work you cuddle, sing or read your kid to sleep. What happens if your child appears to be distressed during his sleep, possibly breaking out in night sweats?
Most people associate night sweats with menopause. Yet some women in their 20s and 30s who are not in menopause report night sweats coming in waves, leading to drenched pajamas and sheets, and they mistakenly fear that they are going into early menopause. Night sweats are actually relatively common.
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Does your teen have frequent sweating episodes? Does his face turn while he suffers from the sweating episode? Does he suffer from a lack of breath too?
Night sweating refers to excessive sweating that occurs at night while a person sleeps, in the absence of any environmental stimuli that may normally trigger sweating like hot temperature. Usually, it causes all-over body sweating and can cause someone to soak through clothes and bedsheets, depending on the severity of the case. This is a type of hyperhidrosis that causes excessive sweating due to specific biological factors like illness, drugs, or hormonal states.
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You wake up in the middle of the night drenched from head to toe in sweat. Your pajamas are soaked, and your sheets feel like they just came out of the washing machine. Has this ever happened to you? There are a number of reasons why you might be suffering from excessive sweating at night.
Night sweats are repeated episodes of extreme perspiration that may soak your nightclothes or bedding and are related to an underlying medical condition or illness. You may occasionally awaken after having perspired excessively, particularly if you are sleeping under too many blankets or if your bedroom is too warm. Although uncomfortable, these episodes are usually not labeled as night sweats and typically aren't a sign of a medical problem.
Extreme nighttime sweating, NOT due to an overheated room, too many blankets or hyper-insulating pajamas, is fairly common. To help us get to the bottom of night sweats, we talked to International Hyperhidrosis Society Board of Directors President and founding member, Dr. Dee Anna Glaser. Louis, Missouri.