6 Reasons Why You Might Be Getting Night Sweats—and What You Can Do to Combat Them
Night sweats, or nocturnal hyperhidrosis, can be super inconvenient to say the least—and even more so if you share a bed with someone. Sometimes the easiest solution to stop the excess sweat is to ditch that extra blanket or crank up the A/C, but other times, the sweating has less to do with your external environment and everything to do with what’s going on inside your body.
The definition of night sweats is pretty self-explanatory: Excess sweat that your body secretes while you’re sleeping. In other words, it’s when your body produces more sweat than what’s necessary to cool down and control your internal temperature. We had Mehmet Oz, MD, physician and cardiac surgeon at Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, weigh in with what might be causing your night sweats and what can be done to combat them.