Alright guys, this article is specifically targeting your version of hyperhidrosis during the night hours. We’ve briefly talked about sleep hyperhidrosis and how it can effect males and females differently and can be caused by largely different things.
When reading this condensed post, we will be learning the basics about night sweats in males, the top aggregators for causing night sweats, the most commonly affected areas during night sweats, and what you can do to prevent night sweats in your daily life.
Night Sweats For Males (The Basics)
If you suffer from night sweats, you definitely shouldn’t feel alone. Sleep hyperhidrosis is rather common and is heard about constantly by doctors and physicians. But what exactly is a “night sweat?? Night sweats are referred to as any excess perspiration during the night hours when you’d typically sleep. This definition of a night sweat is rather vague and because of that, many people simply jump to the conclusion that they suffer from night sweats after 1 night of sweating. Your body’s physical action of sweating is to cool your body for many reasons. Occasionally sweating at night is extremely common and should not concern the average person. However, if after a week of constantly waking up in a puddle, one should consult a physician to see what can be done.
More often than not, night sweats tend to be caused by wearing too many layers while sleeping, sleeping under too many layers of bedsheets, or you room is too warm.
What Causes Night Sweats in Guys?
We’ve talked about this topic in other articles, but sweating at the eve can be a reaction from many other problems. Sweating is the body’s reaction to a underlying issue. In order to properly understand what is causing night sweats, you have to accurately understand what is causing the underlying issue.
Your Medical History
If you go to consult s doctor about your night sweating issue, the doctor’s immediate response will be to go through and check your medical history and family records and order tests to decide whether there is an underlying medical condition that is causing the night sweats themselves.
Sometimes, when you get sick, your body raises its pressure to help attack the infection or cold itself. If you’ve had a cold, your body will want to raise its normal temperature in order to help get over the cold or infection.
If you’ve been diagnosed with any type of cancer, sweating during the night hours can be a byproduct of your condition or the treatment used to help control your condition. If you’re taking any kinds of medications in an attempt to stop the cancer growth, be sure to check the “side-effects” section to see if there is a possibility of the night sweats being caused by the medication itself.
Too Much On Your Plate
It’s a tough, cold world out there and sometimes it can get the best of you. If you’re extremely stressed out or going through an emotional situation, sweating can be your body’s natural reaction to help calm you down. If you’d consult a doctor for night sweats, you’d likely be asked about your current situation and how stressful your daily life/routine is.
Disorders & Neurologic Conditions
Sometimes, your body can take mistakes. If you’ve ever been diagnosed with any form of a hormone disorders, you may be prone to sweating more (especially at night). Hormonal disorders, such as pheochromocytoma, carcinoid syndrome and hyperthyroidism are prime culprits to cause your body to release extra sweat from its glands.
If you haven’t ever been diagnosed with a disorder, you may have a neurologic condition. Sweating, especially during the night hours, is heavily linked to neurologic conditions such as autonomic dysreflexia, strokes, autonomic neuropathy. Consult a professional doctor to learn more about neurological conditions.
Commonly Affected Areas
Truth be told, there is no “common area” that is effected when you suffer from night sweats. Typically you wake up in a puddle of your own sweat around your entire body. Simply put, there is no “uncommon” area of sweating during the night. Its extremely common for men to sweat on their head (especially their face and neck), their palms, armpits, back, legs, and the lower-trunk of their back.
Cures to Treat Night Sweats in Men
Now that we understand common underlying issues that cause your body to perspiration during the night, it’s time to understand common remedies to cure sleep hyperhidrosis. Night sweats themselves are annoying and don’t present any immediate threat to your health in general.
No matter if you’re a male in his 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, or 60’s, treatment for your hyperhidrosis relies entirely on the underlying issue. For example, if I went to the doctor because I’ve been sweat at night, he’d likely ask my about my daily life and my stress level. If the doctor linked my stress to the sweating, he’d likely tell me to take up medication or take time out of my day to calm my body down. However, If I had a neurologic condition previously, the doctor may try and change up my current prescriptions or take further action.
The point is that you cannot effectively reduce your night sweats until you understand the underlying issue itself.
All that being said and done, there are many changes you can make to your daily routine to cool your body, settle the mind, and reduce the amount of sweat you release.
Night sweats in males can be really annoying. Although they can be bothersome, sleep hyperhidrosis is rather harmless. If you’re currently in a spell of night sweats, try and learn about the underlying issue. The only way to properly understand and reduce the amount of sweat your body releases is to understand the underlying issue. Maybe your body is trying to fight a cold/infection, or maybe your night sweats are caused by a more life-threatening condition. Consult a doctor and learn what exactly is the root issue.