Are Weight Loss Night Sweats Normal?

by WLCFW on July 28, 2020

Are Weight Loss Night Sweats Normal?

Have you been experiencing weight loss night sweats? Are they normal? This is a valid question. Below is some information on what night sweats are, what causes them, and whether or not weight loss night sweats are a cause for concern.

What Are Night Sweats? 

When you wake up during the night and find that your body is extremely sweaty, what you are dealing with is night sweats. You’re basically sweating as if you just got through a really tough workout. But, you were sleeping soundly the entire time.

Night sweats is also known as sleep hyperhidrosis, and they have nothing to do with the temperature of your bedroom. Instead, hormonal fluctuations are typically to blame, unless your night sweats are a side effect of a medication that you are taking.

The problem with night sweats is that they aren’t always considered normal, so it’s important to get to the bottom of them. Plus, if they are impacting your ability to get a good night’s sleep, you definitely want to be able to get rid of them so you can rest your body and mind throughout the night, without having to worry about waking up drenched in sweat, and needing to change your pajamas or the bed sheets as a result. 

What Can Cause Night Sweats? 

According to Insider, these are some of the causes of night sweats:

  • Hormonal disorders
  • Certain medications, such as those for migraines, those that block hormones, those for diabetes, and those for anxiety or depression
  • Menopause
  • Viral or bacterial infection 

When Should You Be Concerned? 

If you have been experiencing night sweats, and you can’t figure out why, see your doctor. He or she can examine you, and maybe run some tests, to figure out what the underlying cause is. Then, it’s a matter of tackling that cause to resolve the night sweats issue as well.

Weight loss night sweats should definitely be a topic that you talk to your doctor about. Night sweats that also come with weight loss, a change in your appetite, malaise, or fever are not considered normal.

Also, if you are working hard to lose weight, or you are taking a prescription or over-the-counter diet product, and you are experiencing weight loss night sweats, talk to your doctor. You might need to stop taking the weight loss supplement, or you might need to re-evaluate your slim-down plan to ensure you aren’t adversely impacting your hormonal balance.

Once you have the night sweats under control, you’ll start sleeping better!

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