Sweating while one sleeps can seem like a normal occurrence that happens from time to time. In common situations, one may be under too many blankets or sleeping in a stuffy room. In other cases, one may be struggling with a fever or other illness. However, when an individual struggles with night sweats on a regular basis that are not the result of basic sleep habits or hot temperatures, night sweat therapy may be the necessary treatment.
More than just a little difficulty sleeping
While people may blame night sweats on a stuffy bedroom or too many blankets, hormones and medications can be a cause of night sweats as well. Common causes of night sweats in both men and women can include:
- Sleeping in overly-warm environments
- Sleep disorders
- Thyroid disease
- Autoimmune disorders
- Drugs that treat diabetes
- Low estrogen in women
While these are only a few causes, it is important to seek a professional medical diagnosis before beginning any treatment. For women without an infection or other disease, chronic night sweats can be a symptom of menopause. Difference between sweating slightly during sleep and night sweats include:
- The bed is significantly soaked from the night sweats
- Feelings similar to hot flashes or flushes but during sleep
- Body’s inability to control and regulate internal temperatures
- Sleep interruption from waking up too hot or too cold
A woman who wakes up with night sweats will be experiencing great levels of discomfort from an inability to control the internal body temperature. Even if the woman were to walk outside at night or into a colder room, it will take longer for the body to cool down and make falling back asleep much more difficult. Fortunately, we offer specific treatment, known as night sweat therapy.
Night Sweat Therapy
People only sweating a little bit from time to time will most likely just need to not sleep with fewer blankets or sleep with a fan on, while people suffering from night sweats will need professional medical treatment. Patients do not need to worry as the treatment is not too painful, nor does it require anything as intensive as surgery.
At Anti-Aging Medical Group, we begin the night sweat therapy by conducting a consultation to determine the most effective treatment for the patient. We will review the patient’s medical history and current condition, along with measuring the patient’s hormone level through their blood since a low level of estrogen can be a common cause of night sweats in women.
“I was sick of the hot flashes, keeping awake at night because I was either too hot or too cold. Once I started the hormones, immediately I was sleeping better. The night sweats and hot flashes went way. But what was amazing is how my mood and day-to-day functioning got better. The power of our hormones is incredible; I would not give it up for the world.”
By measuring the hormone levels in the patient, we can determine the exact amount of hormones we need to provide to balance the patient’s levels. Adding too many hormones or too little during therapy can have negative effects on the patient. Once we know the exact amount to balance out the patient’s levels for a comfortable lifestyle, we will administer the treatment.
We will prescribe the patient this individualized solution for treatment. Along with this treatment, we may recommend other lifestyle changes to help promote a continual balance of hormones. Patients will also need to schedule follow-up appointments so that we can ensure everything is working smoothly and keeping a healthy balance. With our treatment, patients will be able to have comfortable sleep without interruption from night sweats. For more information, give us a call at (212) 324-1715 to schedule a consultation..
If you would like to learn more about night sweat therapy and the various treatments we provide, call (212) 324-1715 to schedule a consultation.