This has happened in the past when I've lowered my total calories for the day and now it happened again last night. I woke up in the middle of the night and my body was sweating - night shirt, pants, and sheets soaked through. It wasn't bad dreams or any other reason, I don't think. I think it has to do with my diet because I recall the same thing happening in the past when I was working on lowering my weight.
I'm 5'6" female currently at 145 pounds. I'm trying now to get down to 130 and stabalize there. I'm eating 1200-1500 calories a day and working out (step/high impact aerobics) about 35-40 minutes most weekdays. I've lowered my daily calorie intake for about a week now.
Has this happened to anyone else or does anyone have any ideas how to help this?
Reason: 1/29/08: Stickied for a week; 2/5/08: Unstickied
I've had night sweats since the birth of my first child--so I'm guessing they are tied to hormones, but since I'm not a doctor I don't really have a solid, factual answer for you.
Go get checked out by your doctor. She can give you accurate information about what may be causing this.
Are you sleeping next to my fiance? He RADIATES heat and I wake up gasping for air while he's out like a light.
Are you drinking enough water? Definitely speak to your doctor.
I would wake up with the bed absolutely drenched. And I mean DRENCHED.
Back when this was going on, they tested my thyroid and it was always fine (still is).
I was on no medication but .... yeah... I was later dx'ed with a mood disorder (bipolar). However, I'm still not quite convinced this was really the culprit... I dunno. Maybe. Hmmm.
The low blood sugar thing is quite interesting.
So I don't have much advice except you maybe should see a doc for a full work-up. But be prepared for the doc to dismiss it or have no explanation.
I have 2 experiences similar to yours. Have already gone through the menopause so knew that was not the problem but wrote things down till I found the answer.
Till 3 weeks ago smoked just 3 cigarettes through the evening and was having something similar to hot flushes but it wasnt the same. Through trial and error found the cigarettes constrict the blood flow in the vessels making it harder for the blood flow, therefore making you sweat, especially when laying down.
Also took myself for a food intolerance test as when I ate bread I bloated up (also had IBS but undiagnosed). You can guess, intolerant to wheat, OK with gluten and any other grain but the wheat was a major problem. Have strongs felings of need for the wheat and rarely give in but when I do I am soaking wet all through the night and get little sleep.
These may not be triggers for you but give it some thought. Took me a very long time to figure it out. Fine now but wouldn't want to go through it again.
I gave up caffeine about 1 month ago and the night sweats went away!
And here is an old Calorie Count thread on the topic:
Here is some info from the Mayo Clinic:
Are there any other folks out there with mood disorders that have also experienced this?
I am also bipolar and on meds and the same thing happens to me! i`m 41. it especially happens before my period..but my dr said it`s not menopause..weird.
This has been happening to me the last 6 months or so. I get so drenched that I have an extra set of t-shirts and shorts next to the bed....I also sleep in the spare room so I can move to a dry side of the bed [plus my husband snores like a freight train!!].
Am 41, and went back on the pill about a year back due to bad periods. That got sorted but 6 months later the sweats started. Spoke to my doc about it last month...she was a little concerned because even if I am perimenopause, the pill should sort that out. She changed my pill and it has not been as bad this month as the previous ones. Still not gone but better. Only started dieting & exercise late Nov...so I know its not that.
Today I read somewhere [did I mention my memory is going too...as well as my knees, eyesight ect..sense of humor I am clinging to!!:-)] that 2 tlb spoons flax seed in the morning, and two in the evening are supposed to be really good for night sweats! So am going to try it!
some of my friends have had the same experience right around the same age (30ish).
hormones are weird. it's a pain, but don't worry.
Hi, I have not been on here for a long time. I'm type 2 diabetic and before I got my blood sugar under control I would do that at night really bad.
&nb sp; Pat
If it happened before when you lowered your calories then it most likely is from low blood sugar. We can't really diagnose for you, though. Maybe you shoud see a doctor.
It's just not normal, whatever the cause.