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What is sleephyperhidrosis?

Excessivesweating during nighttime is a frequent issue that can result in a wet andmoist bed. This condition can interrupt sleep and everyday activities. Thissweating, also named sleep hyperhidrosis has changes in body temperature as a frequent symptom.

Other symptoms can be consuming alcohol,coffee or spicy food prior to going to sleep and menopause and diabetes. Consultation with a physician is recommended inevery case.

Thisailment does not discriminate between age and sex, and is not localized at aspecific body part, occurring in areas such as the face, armpits, feet and trunk.Each body part sweating is caused by its own case of hyperhidrosis.

Causes ofNight Sweating

The maincause of nocturnal, or sleep hyperhidrosis is thermal sweating, which causesloss of sleep due to heavy perspiration amongst other, more serious symptoms.It is a difficult issue to deal with, and even medicaments sometimes do notsuffice when dealing with this condition.

The mostprevalent case of nocturnal sweat is underarm sweating, with groin perspiring also an occurrence in certain problematic cases. There is asignificant loss in water and salt from the body during the person's restperiod, which can be hazardous due to its undetectable nature by the sufferer,as he or she is asleep.

Nightsweating is usually followed by a plethora of other symptoms that relate tofever. The reduction of body temperature below the normal value causes the bodyto develop symptoms of fever, as it drastically regains the body heat uponawakening. Full rest is also constrained by nighttime sweating, causing fatigueand dizziness during daytime. Duringmenopause women also experience nocturnal sweating. Sleep hyperhidrosis can bebrought on by consuming large amounts of alcohol, coffee, spicy foods, as wellas menopause and pregnancy. If suffering any symptoms of said disorder, spicyfood, coffee, tea, alcoholic drinks are not recommended.


Properdiagnosis is required before any form of treatment, with an observation ofsymptoms by a medical practitioner being the first step, giving an estimate ofhow far the ailment has progressed. A reduction of mentioned food and drinkitems is required in the case of self diagnosis. If the issue increases infrequency or intensity, immediate consultation with a doctor is suggested. Antiperspirants,Botox injections and the iontophoresis therapy are all prescribed fortreatment, with surgery only considered in the more difficult cases.

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