Sweating while sleeping is an unpleasant and annoying topic for many people! Many people sweat especially on their extremities, such as hands, feet, or even their heads!
But nightly sweating can not only be minimized by the tips and advice mentioned above, but often also completely eliminated!
The affected persons often wake up at night, feel unwell, and do not get a good night’s sleep.
The following morning, the consequences can be felt: tiredness, exhaustion, and of course reduced energy throughout the day!
In women, hormonal fluctuations, such as during pregnancy, can be one of the reasons why this night sweating occurs.
If one has excluded medical reasons, such as illness, infections or colds, the sleeping environment is often decisive for the right feeling of well-being at night!
Sweat attacks that persist over a longer period of time should also be checked during a medical consultation!
Tips against sweating while sleeping?
The following advice applies here:
Mattress material: Latex mattresses store heat and also repel moisture. For a better sleeping comfort pocket spring mattresses are suitable, because they allow an air circulation and a better exchange of the climate!
Blanket and cover: A cover made of cotton also enables a more optimal climate here! And of course a filling of down and feathers, unlike synthetic fibres, is a guarantee for restful nights.
Thickness of the blanket: The blanket should also be adapted to the annual temperatures, but neither too thick nor too thin!
Meals: In this case, do not eat heavy meals before going to bed, do not drink too much alcohol, which will strain your body.
Correct room temperature: It is recommended to maintain a room temperature of 17-18°. According to numerous studies (link), this has achieved the best physiological effects for a healthy sleeping climate! But what many people do not know is that cold rooms can also stimulate night sweating!
Depression and anxiety: Psychological causes can cause increased sweating at night. Relaxation exercises, therapies, but also clarifying and relaxing conversations with your partner can help.
A change in diet: It does not have to be a vegetarian diet. But the way to a healthier way of life is recommended. Because, also by the excessive sweat production the body tries to eliminate toxins.
When to see a doctor?
If the sweating continues, you should go to your family doctor!
Only the general practitioner can find out through appropriate diagnostics whether infections or other physical complaints may also help you to sleep restlessly and wake up bathed in sweat during the night.