Night sweats

Night Sweats

woman with sweat across her face


No one likes waking up soaked in sweat - if you begin sweating in your sleep, a few simple changes can improve things:

  • Stay hydrated during the day.
  • Wear lighter clothing in bed.
  • Change your bedding to lighter fabrics or a thinner duvet.
  • Keep your bedroom cool and ventilated at night.
  • Avoid potential triggers, such as spicy food, caffeine, smoking and alcohol.
Night sweats can occur if you’re too warm while sleeping. A few simple changes like lighter clothing and bedding and keeping your bedroom cool and ventilated at night can help improve things.

Your sweat glands are less active at night, so applying antiperspirant to clean, dry skin before bed will allow it to work while you sleep and into the next day.

If you’re experiencing excessive sweating − to the point where you regularly soak your bed sheets or have sweat patches on your clothes – you might want to speak to your doctor or healthcare professional, who will be able to offer you more advice.