Night sweats



A lot of perspiring during sleep, usually has an underlying cause such as menopause, an illness, or medicine side effect.


Keep bedroom cool, sleep in lightweight fabrics and use light bed covers.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a healthcare professional right away for chest pain or shortness of breath.

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor if:

  • Happens often.
  • Affects sleep.
  • Fever or unexplained weight loss.