Night sweats in men are in fact very common, so don’t be too alarmed if you are suffering from severe, so called, ‘hot flashes’ during the night.

What are male night sweats?

Often a result of extreme sweating, which leaves a man’s nightwear and bed sheets drenched, male night sweats create a feeling of intense heat or a slight chill, usually resulting in interrupted sleep.

Why does it happen?

It might be that your bedding or bedroom is simply too warm – take a look at our products that help combat night sweats. More serious night sweats in men are caused by the malfunctioning hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls our body temperature.

As a result of a hormonal imbalance, the hypothalamus receives false signals that the body is overheating. Once your body’s core temperature spikes above a threshold called the thermoneutral zone, the body reacts by sweating to remove this apparent excess heat.

What are the causes of night sweats in men?

Several factors increase the likelihood of night sweats, including:

  • Low testosterone levels
  • Stress
  • Poor diet and fitness
  • Sleep problems
  • Side effects of medication

How to combat night sweats in men?

The best strategy to reduce night sweats is to treat whatever underlying condition is causing them.

As night sweats in men are often caused by an imbalance of testosterone, it’s recommended that it’s treated with natural bioidentical hormones, which will balance the hormones and stop night sweats.

It is also worth analysing your lifestyle choices, to ensure you are following a well-balanced diet and a varied exercise regime. As well as curing night sweats, other symptoms caused by a hormone imbalance such as muscle loss, low sex drive, hair loss, weight gain, fatigue are also likely to be reduced.

When to visit your GP

If you find yourself waking up in a pool of sweat nearly every night, you should visit your GP, as this could be an indication of a more serious problem. However, it’s recommended that you monitor your body temperature twice daily for a week, to ensure that you aren’t suffering from a fever and to keep a note of any other symptoms you may be suffering. Night sweats aren’t usually the only symptoms when something is wrong.

To find out more about night sweats and what bedding will help keep you cool, read what are night sweats and how do I combat them? 

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