How can I stop sweating at night?
November 23, 2005 7:17 AM Subscribe
How do I cope with night sweats?
posted by talitha_kumi to Health & Fitness (15 answers total)
Frequently over the last month or two, I've been waking up in the middle of the night, shivering and soaked with sweat. I mean soaked to the point that both my nightclothes and the bedsheets are noticeably wet to the touch. My doctor has told me that this is likely a side effect of the medication I'm on (cymbalta and amisulpride, if it's relevant) and that there's nothing she can do about it. But this is affecting both the duration and the quality of my sleep, because it's pretty hard to get back to sleep when you're lying in a cold puddle. It doesn't seem to be related to the temperature of the bedroom, although I've noticed that the sweating seems to occur more frequently and affect me more if I forego the nightclothes. Does anyone have any suggestions for how I could either avoid the problem, or cope more effectively with it? Stopping or reducing the medication isn't an option.