Night Sweats – Who, When, Why

If you frequently wake-up drenched and tired, it’s helpful to know that night sweats are:

41% of adults report on medical checklists that they experience night sweats at least once a month.

While more common for women due to the hormonal changes associated with menopause, pre- and post-pregnancy, 1/3 of all men have night sweats.  Andropause is real.  Like women, men’s testosterone levels decrease and body temperature regulation is altered.

The highest rates are in mid-life but young adults and seniors experience night sweats frequently too

Age    Women      Men
18-40      42%         35%
41-55      61%         40%
56-69     43%         38%
>70        29%          26%

In addition to hormonal fluctuations, night sweats may be exacerbated or caused by:

  • Illness or fever
  • Infections
  • Side effects of medication and surgery
  • Sleep apnea
  • Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar
  • Hot and spicy foods and alcohol
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Hormone disorders


~ The plush terry side of a Dry Moon Pillowcase absorbs sweat so  night sweats won’t interrupt your sleep.



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