Night sweats: How does it affect our quality of sleep?
Sleeping well is vital for our health. That is why we must always worry about those things that prevent us from having a peaceful and continuous sleep. One of them is night sweats.
If during the night you wake up sweating excessively despite having the air conditioning at a fairly low temperature, you may be suffering from night sweats.
This can happen as a reaction to a moment of stress, fear or anxiety; or due to a condition called hyperhidrosis.
It is a harmless disease in itself that manifests itself with profuse sweating, even in cold environments, on the palms of the hands, feet, armpits and in some cases even on the forehead and arms.
It is related to sleep problems because its condition can cause disorders such as insomnia, but at the same time it is secondary to certain sleep-related diseases, such as sleep apnea.
According to different research works, human beings sweat at least a liter of water daily. Something that helps us maintain a constant body temperature of 37 degrees Celsius.
Night sweating, in many cases, is usually a type of response from our own body. That is, if we are afraid, we have suffered a shock, we feel pain, or even we are short of breath, the way our body has to combat it may be this.
The relationship between nocturnal hyperhidrosis and sleep disturbances is undeniable. But those who suffer from it can apply some tricks to improve their conditions at bedtime:
– Maintain good ventilation in the room.
– Wear clothing made with synthetic fibers to repel sweat.
– Avoid the consumption of alcohol, coffee, tea, tobacco and spicy foods that can stimulate the production of sweat.
– Reduces stress, tension and anxiety as they have psychological effects directly associated with sweating.
– Taking a cool shower before going to bed can also help.
At the Sleep Institute we assure you that it is a controllable disease as long as an accurate diagnosis is made to indicate the appropriate treatment for the patient.