Perspiration sweating (or night swear) is a condition when a person experiences a lot of sweat during sleep, despite not being affected by high temperatures or exercise. This uncomfortable condition causes the person to wake up in the middle of the night with soaking clothes and bed. Night sweat can occur to anyone of any age. The cause behind this condition seems to be harmless, yet it can actually be a sign of quite serious health problems. If you or your loved one is experiencing night sweats, hopefully, this blog from Ru9 will help you understand more about this condition and have a better sleep.
1/ Night sweat during the night – what is the cause?
Night sweating can be caused by one of the following health problems:
- Lack of calcium or vitamin D in young children, or due to too much blanket wrapping during sleep
- Infection, due to tuberculosis, which is a common cause, or other diseases such as endocarditis, osteomyelitis, abscess, and HIV/AIDS.
- Women during the menopause period
- Sleep apnea syndrome
- Abuse of alcoholic beverages
- Psychological issues such as stress or anxiety
In addition, there are also other medical causes that can only be diagnosed by a doctor.
Besides, sleeping in a closed environment, sweat-proof clothing and bedding, or even the habit of covering yourself with a blanket during sleep can also be a cause of night sweating.
Keep in mind that night sweat is only a general expression of many different medical conditions and problems. Therefore, to determine the exact cause of sweating, you need to monitor the situation, take notes of other symptoms if any, and see a doctor.
2 / How to overcome and sleep well with night sweat
First of all, if the condition persists with apparent explanation, you should see a doctor, especially when sweating is accompanied by symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, cough, chills, fever, unusual weight loss… to be diagnosed. Overcoming health problems will improve symptoms of the night sweating.
Besides understanding the pathology, you can improve your sleep with the following ways:
a / For young children:
- If young children often sweat a lot at night, you should give them vitamin D supplementation by exposing them to the early morning sun.
- You should let your baby wear breathable clothes at night and avoiding covering them in multiple layers of fabric.
b / Arrange and change the sleeping environment
- When you arrange your bedroom, make sure that you can keep it as airy as possible
- If you are using air conditioners, you should adjust to moderate temperature and not too different from the outside temperature to sleep well and avoid thermal shock
- You should wear comfortable clothes during your sleep. You can choose clothes made of natural materials such as cotton to maximize the feeling of comfort.
- Use mattresses and pillows made of a safe, healthy, breathable material with adequate support to ensure your comfort during sleep
- Use bedsheet with good absorbency to avoid uncomfortable wet feeling when you sweat at night
c / Adjusting the diet and daily activities
- Avoid hot spicy foods, alcohol, and drugs before bedtime
- Avoid exercise close to your bedtime to give the body time to relax
- Avoid eating around 2-3 hours before bedtime to avoid putting pressure on the digestive system
- Limit sugar and fat intake daily
- Exercise regularly
- Maintain a healthy weight
Ru9 hopes that the tips above will help you and your family members have a better overview of this condition and have better sleep.
In addition, you can refer to the tips for good sleep and minimal bedroom decoration from Ru9 to improve sleep quality.
Wish you and your loved ones always have a good night’s sleep and remember, you can always find your best sleep at Ru9!!