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What are night sweats?

Generally speaking, our bodies want to stay at approximately the same temperature, or “thermoneutral zones” at all times – it’s the reason. When the thermoneutral zone is higher than normal, we then start to sweat, so that the body can release heat and cool down.

What causes night sweats?

A number of physical, medical, and psychological conditions can interfere with men’s temperature balance systems. Sometimes night sweats might be triggered by taking a hot shower, drinking something hot, or working out.

Some research indicates that regular exercise can actually lower the thermoneutral zone benchmark, making it easier to exceed the threshold while you’re tucked up under the covers, causing night sweats. However, it doesn’t mean that you should stop exercising. 

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1. Exercise

Research has shown that even struggling with a complicated maths problem can put sweat glands into overdrive. So if you’re dealing with a traumatic event, such as relationship issues, a job loss, or have lost a loved one, which can be emotionally taxing and stressful, make sure to look after yourself mentally and understand that the night sweats should pass with time.

2. Anxiety and Stress

3. Low Testosterone Levels

Many General Practitioners prescribe hormone replacement therapy to help with night sweats and other symptoms of low testosterone, it’s best to seek medical advice if you think you could be experiencing low testosterone levels.

4. Hyperhidrosisne Levels

In some cases, human sweat glands will become activated by the nervous system for no clear medical reason. It can result in excessive sweating during the day as well as at night.

How can I minimise night sweats?

If you’re experiencing night sweats, there are both natural and over the counter ways in which you’re able to help eliminate perspiration while you’re between the sheets. There are, however, medical conditions that can be involved, and consultation with your doctor may be necessary.