There are many causes for the occurrence of night sweats. Below are discussed the most common reasons for this pesky problem. For whatever reason you, family members or friends suffer from night sweats, moisture wicking pajamas offer a natural solution to the problem.
Menopause starts as the ovaries fail to produce an egg every month. This in turn interrupts the regular pattern of the hormone cycles, and gradually leads to the somewhat chaotic and long-drawn out shutting down of the reproductive system. With this shut down, the hormones begin to fluctuate dramatically resulting in all kinds of menopausal symptoms which include insomnia, night sweats and hot flashes to name a few.
So you thought that women were the only ones to be effected by age related hormonal changes? Low levels of testosterone in men has been reported to cause a male form of menopause called Andropause. Some of the symptoms include loss of libido and potency, nervousness, depression, impaired memory, the inability to concentrate, fatigue, insomnia, hot flashes, and night sweats.
Night sweats can occur during pregnancy due to hormonal changes. Normally, the hypothalamus (heat regulatory area in the brain) regulates the body heat. If it’s hot outside, it makes the body release heat. And if cold outside, it keeps the heat in the body. However, night sweats during pregnancy are produced because the hypothalamus (the heat regulator) starts overproducing heat.
The declining level of estrogen hormones, associated with pregnancy, are responsible for the malfunction of the hypothalamus (heat regulatory area), which detects an increased body temperature and releases chemicals that cause the skin blood vessels to dilate so the heat can be released; therefore, starting the Night sweats during pregnancy. This process could be accompanied by cold shivering as well. This condition is not serious, just a bit of a nuisance for the pregnant women.
Many of the classic signs of low blood sugar—including shakiness, light-headed spells, dizziness, confusion, rapid heartbeat, irritability, and extreme hunger—can occur during the day or at night. Nighttime hypoglycemia(low blood sugar) has also been known to cause night sweats, headache, restless sleep, and nightmares.
Chemotherapy, a common treatment for cancer can leach the the body of estrogen, which brings on menopause in many women. One of the biggest complaints from women going through cancer treatments are the difficult night sweats that they must endure.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. These episodes each last long enough so one or more breaths are missed, and occur repeatedly throughout sleep. Sleep apnea is diagnosed with an overnight sleep test called a polysomnogram. Symptoms include, excessive
daytime sleepiness, partner reports loud snoring, gasping during sleep and possible night sweats
Stress and anxiety can cause night sweats, resulting in interrupted sleep. The less one sleeps, the worse the anxiety becomes. By working on stress reduction through exercise, meditation and yoga, many people find relief from this sleep issue.

If you find that the night sweats are causing your sheets and mattress to turn yellow then look into getting a hold of some quality waterproof bedding like Brolly Sheets. Brolly Sheets are good because they are made from a comfortable cotton top and they do not have the noisy plastic backing. They also don't look like traditional waterproof sheets. If anything, Brolly Sheets make the bed look better.

Remember that getting advice from a medical professional is your first move. Next work your way through the possible triggers and think about what your trigger might be. While you are working through night sweats and trying to sort out the triggers try to be patient.

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Francis Frost is a father of two living in Auckland New Zealand. Francis only writes articles about products he uses and approves the use of through his personal experience. For information on Francis's business exporting to America visit