Posts Tagged ‘Night Sweating’
Do you tend to perspire in the middle of the night when everything seems to be cooler then? Well, chances are, you are having perimenopause night sweats which – if not treated – may lead to ultimate perimenopause insomnia … something you wouldn’t want for the rest of your day as it may also bring about other psychological symptoms as well (such as anxiety and panic attacks, depression or plain irritability with matching mood swings.
Night sweating would usually be caused by hot flashes or flushes. Once the body experiences a hot flash (hotness from the chest up to the face), the body quickly tries to regulate it by lowering the body’s temperature – sort of like a cooling process for the body. This is where sweating comes in.
Sweating isn’t just a sticky, icky feeling that you get during or after exercise. It does just that – it cools down your body just when the body decides to do so before you "overheat".
Unfortunately, night sweats are often a prelude to sleepless nights, as this perimenopause symptom disrupts sleep. And as mentioned earlier, may lead to other perimenopause symptoms as well.