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What Can Make My Night Sweats Stop?

What Can Make My Night Sweats Stop?

At night, you want to remain comfortable so that you can sleep deeply until morning and wake up fresh and rested. Night sweats definitely make that difficult! Menopause is a common cause of night sweats, but other conditions, and even some medications, can cause this troublesome symptom as well.

At Longoria OBGYN, Dr. Leonardo Longoria can help. The first step is determining the cause of your night sweats. After your initial consultation at his El Paso, Texas, office, Dr. Longoria recommends effective treatment options to rebalance your internal temperature and keep you resting well all night long.

Understanding night sweats

You wake up in the middle of the night wet and clammy. Both you and your sheets are noticeably wet. Maybe you feel too warm. Often, though, people dealing with night sweats feel cold or chilled on waking.

It can be hard to understand why this is happening to you. Or, maybe you know all too well! Some common causes of night sweats include:

Night sweats often indicate an underlying health problem. Talk to Dr. Longoria about your concerns, and he can get you started with an early diagnosis and the proper treatment plan to keep you healthy and comfortable for years to come.

Stopping night sweats

If you regularly experience night sweats, it’s no wonder you want the issue to stop! Your usual, healthy sweating response isn’t working right and is making it hard for you to get a good night’s sleep. So, what can you do?

If your night sweats are related to hormonal issues, Dr. Longoria may be able to support your wellness with hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Other medications can also help with night sweats. These include anticonvulsants, antidepressants, clonidine, megestrol, and oxybutynin.

You can also take steps at home to help you rest in more comfort such as using specialized cooling sheets or even gel mattresses. Layered bedding allows you to adjust and control your own comfort, rather than feeling trapped under a heavy blanket as you start to overheat.

Nightwear should be loose-fitting and made of breathable fabrics like cotton. It can help to keep a glass of cool water next to your bed for nighttime sips. Fans and open windows are another great way to cool down when you feel too warm or start to sweat at night.

What you do during the day can also help you rest better at night. Getting regular exercise helps encourage healthy sleep habits. You may be able to find deeper relaxation with pre-sleep meditation. And what you eat matters as well. Alcohol, caffeine, or spicy foods can all leave you feeling hot and sweaty at bedtime.

With Dr. Longoria’s support, you can find the rest you need and cope effectively with your night sweat problem. Contact Longoria OBGYN online or over the phone today to schedule your initial consultation.

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