Sweating at night? It is normal and avoiding it has rather simple solutions, such as lowering the temperature in the bedroom or adopting lighter, breathable blankets and sheets. However, there could be other reasons, too, to keep in mind, because, in the case, they could be more serious such as hormonal imbalances generally caused by menopause in women, which causes the classic hot flashes that can also occur at night with consistent sweating effects.
So, in the case, “hormone therapy can help,” suggests the Washington Post, to reduce these symptoms by up to 75 percent, but treatment “is associated with an increased risk of some complications such as stroke, so it’s important to discuss the pros and cons with a doctor” who knows one’s medical history. But night sweats can also result from the effect of taking certain medications, especially if they are new and taken for the first time. “The most common medications associated with night sweats are antidepressants” or those against asthma or hypertension.
A more dangerous scenario can occur with diabetes and if you take insulin before bedtime or other anti-hyperglycemic medications. “In these cases, night sweats can be a sign of hypoglycemia,” what advises you to check your levels and in case they are too low the advice is to check the effectiveness of the drugs themselves always with your primary care physician. But also many types of infection and cancer are associated with night sweats and diseases such as tuberculosis or malaria, bacterial infections, immunodeficiency virus, ehrlichiosis, Covid-19.