What causes night sweats?

This question was asked in Exton, Pennsylvania on 01/13/2014.
Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and my body is drenched with sweat. Other times I just wake up in the morning and find that I was sweating excessively during the night. What could be the cause of this and what are some possible solutions?

Doctors Answers (2)

Robert C. Jones, M.D.
Answered on: 1/14/2014

There could be several explanations for the sweating. Evaluation with a sleep disorder specialist will allow you to correlate your medical history with symptoms to determine cause/treatment.

SomnoDiagnostics, Inc.
Answered on: 1/13/2014

Sweats can be caused by sleep apnea, menopause, pregnancy and any number of things. Taking notice of your room temperature and bed covers is the place to start.