Medical Explanations About Frequent Sweating during Sleep Are Normal

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Medical Explanations About Frequent Sweating during Sleep Are Normal

Actually, what medical conditions are behind it? From the most common reasons to the rare ones, here is an explanation!

1. Low blood sugar levels

Blood sugar or also known as glucose is a source of energy for our bodies. We need it in normal levels, which is 100-140 mg / dL before bedtime. When it does not reach that number, our body reacts with sweat.

According to the American Diabetes Association, the response is caused by the release of the hormone epinephrine or adrenaline. They can activate sweat glands. Low blood sugar is also known as hypoglycemia. Patients with type 1 diabetes are people who often experience it.

2. Menopause

A study from Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am in 2015 showed that at least 85 percent of women reported that they had a fever accompanied by sweat after menopause. This condition often occurs at night.

This happens because estrogen and progesterone levels fluctuate. Both are known to affect body temperature. As a result, women often feel the heat in their bodies to sweat at night.

3. Thyroid disease
This disease attacks the thyroid gland so that it becomes overactive or too passive. The thyroid gland functions to release hormones that can regulate the activity of body cells.

The type of thyroid disease that has the potential to make us sweat at night is hyperthyroidism (overactive glands). Other symptoms that accompany it are increased appetite, palpitations, and unintentional weight loss.

4. Anxiety disorders
Not only physical interference that can cause the body to sweat at night. Anxiety disorders can also be the reason. At night, anxiety often comes. The mind is not controlled, stressed, difficult to sleep, and also sweating.

According to studies from The International Hyperhidrosis Society, when we are anxious and anxious, the body will produce sweat and excrete it through the armpits, scalp, and groin. To overcome this, relax your body, do light yoga, or meditate before sleeping.

5. Infection
All types of infections can actually cause excessive sweating at night, according to the WebMD page. Tuberculosis is one of the biggest culprits.

In addition, other infectious diseases such as endocarditis (attacking the heart valves), osteomyelitis (attacking bones), and brucellosis (infection from animals) can also cause it. Therefore, if it has been more than a week you are constantly sweating at night, immediately consult a doctor.

6. Consumption of certain drugs
Some drugs have side effects such as sweating at night. Reporting from the Health Line, some of which are:

SSRI antidepressants;
Pain relievers such as aspirin and acetaminophen;
Medication for diabetes;
Hormone therapy drugs;
Phenothiazine antipsychotic (commonly used for schizophrenic patients).
If you feel the sweat is disturbing your sleep, immediately ask the doctor to give another medicine. You can also ask for advice to minimize these side effects.

7. Sleep apnea
Sleep apnea is a disorder that makes it difficult to breathe during sleep. This happens because there is tissue that blocks the passage of air in and out of the respiratory tract. Actually in patients with sleep apnea, complaints in the form of sweating during sleep does not often occur.

8. Cancer
Night sweats can also be an early symptom of cancer. Reporting from WebMD, the type of cancer that is often associated with this is lymphoma or lymph node cancer.

Other symptoms that accompany it are easily tired body, weight loss, shortness of breath, blood in the dirt and urine, and bone pain. If you experience swelling around your neck, armpits, and groin, see your doctor immediately.

Among these various factors, it is indeed difficult to distinguish which is caused by chronic disease and which is not. Therefore, it is better if the sweat at night has made you disturbed, immediately consult a doctor.
12.03.2020 03:32:54

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