“Don’t sweat it” is a pretty common turn of phrase in U.S. vernacular, typically meant to tell people not to worry or stress about something. But what do you say if the whole reason why you’re stressed is because, well, you can’t stop literally sweating in your sleep?
Night sweats, the clinical term for when you sweat through your clothes or sheets while you sleep, can be uncomfortable at best and disruptive to your sleep at worst. It’s a fairly common issue, too: Research shows that up to 41 percent of primary care patients report experiencing night sweats. (It’s most common among adults in their 40s to mid-50s.) Suffice to say, if you’ve ever found yourself frantically asking Dr. Google what the heck is going on, you’re not alone.
We chatted with a few leading sleep experts to uncover the most common night sweat caus