Night sweats is another word for the condition of profuse perspiration during night time. This becomes an extremely uncomfortable phase of life for people who experience this condition. The main triggers that cause night sweating in women are
When does this condition need to be treated?
Although most cases of the night sweating maybe just an adverse effect of some medication that the victim is having and does causes sleep disturbances, they may not be a reason for serious concern. However, if there happens to be a serious underlying issue, the patient needs to seek treatment accordingly.
You need to seek medical attention if:
Treatment will depend on the diagnosis. Suppose the night sweats are caused by approaching menopause, the doctor will advice hormonal therapy along with medications.
If there is some infection that is the major trigger of night sweating episodes, the doctor will treat the condition with antiviral medications, antibiotics or appropriate medicines that will treat the condition.
On the other hand, if it is just a minor issue, alterations in your sleeping pattern like adorning lighter clothing, getting rid of heavy blankets, using air-conditioning or leaving a window open can help alleviate this issue to an extent.