Night Sweats?

Posted by: Danita

Night Sweats? - 12/02/09 02:55 PM

I don't know if this is the right area to post or not....

OK, so waking up in the middle of the night drenched
in sweat is, WEIRD.

Is this a menopause issue? This only happens once in a while.

Suggestions for those of you who have/are going through this???


Posted by: Dancing Dolphin

Re: Night Sweats? - 12/02/09 03:34 PM

Hi Danita,
It is a menopause issue, but can be caused by certain illnesses as well. Even people going through chemo can get night sweats.

I only have a mild case and get wet around my chest area, then I wake up cold and uncomfortable. I had (and sold) an online store that sold wicking sleepwear, and it really works. The sleepwear is made of a fabric that wicks the moisture away from your body and it evaporates, keeping you dry so you can sleep.

If you only have the sweats occasionally, you'd have to wear the jammies all the time just in case. I know there's another BWS member that sells these jammies - here's a link to her store:

If you decide to purchase some, keep in mind that you don't want a skimpy set. You need to buy sleepwear that touches the parts of your body that sweat, so they can do their job. There are also sheets available as well; they are very expensive but are cool and crisp and really work wonders.

Good luck!!
Posted by: Dotsie

Re: Night Sweats? - 12/02/09 08:36 PM

I experience this when I'm off the pill and I don't like it either. I purchased the sleepwear from Kathy and it works.

I hate to say it Danita, but I hope you don't begin getting them during the day because some women sure do.
Posted by: Josie

Re: Night Sweats? - 12/03/09 05:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Danita
I don't know if this is the right area to post or not....

OK, so waking up in the middle of the night drenched
in sweat is, WEIRD.

Is this a menopause issue? This only happens once in a while.

Suggestions for those of you who have/are going through this???



I get night sweats every now and then, usually preceeded by "deep chills." Physicians have told me "it's part of the process." Sometimes I think the medical establishment doesn't worry too much about people beyond a certain age, unless there is money to be made.

In any case, when the night sweats DO hit me, I change into a cotton nightie and remove most of the blanketing. (I always have to have a least a sheet on me.)
Posted by: Lola

Re: Night Sweats? - 12/03/09 06:51 PM

Night sweats sweats. Not at all funny in the summertime.
Posted by: Danita

Re: Night Sweats? - 12/04/09 01:03 PM

Thanks everyone. It is just one of those "new" odd things...and it's good to hear...I'm "normal" and it's part of the process.

I don't know about:

a. being a woman
b. getting older...

But I guess both of those beat the alternatives! LOL

Have an awesome week end!

Posted by: Josie

Re: Night Sweats? - 12/04/09 09:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Anne327
But I like the "hot flashes" in winter; as they help me keep warm.....well, something has to, and they ARE free, whereas my utility bill is another story...... crazy

The night sweats are something I have not had yet, but then I don't keep my home warm enough to sweat even normally.

I am convinced that if you are freezing your tush off most of the time, these problems are less severe......what have y'all experienced about this?

I'll trade with you, Anne. My son tells me I keep my home like an icebox. (71 degrees year round)

I'd much rather feel cool than hot. Heat makes me instantly dizzy and I just want to sit with the AC on, all the paddle fans blowing, and an additional stand-up fan aimed directly at me from nearby. It's a wonder I don't blow nasal ice cycles into a hankie. hahaha
Posted by: Josie

Re: Night Sweats? - 12/05/09 10:19 PM

I totally agree about the cost of utilities. To keep my 2300 sq ft rancher house heated by gas, the cost is about $300-400 per month in the winter. To keep the house cool during summer months, the AC cost can go as high as $800 per month here in the Northeast.

I wish we could capture the "hot flash" resource and harness it for winter home heating........

PS: Son is age 32, runs a LOT, is an exercise nut, and would love it if global warming was an annual everyday 90 degrees in the shade. (I'd be dead from heat stroke)
Posted by: chatty lady

Re: Night Sweats? - 01/02/10 01:53 AM

Josie, my power bills fluctuated so much from winter, about $50.00 a month to summer rising to between $400.00 and $800.00 a month. I went on the scheduled plan and pay $166.96 a month, every month, and so never feel it like I use to when paying monthly the seperate costs. Ask your power company to put you on a plan if you like the numbers they figure for you.
Posted by: jabber

Re: Night Sweats? - 01/09/10 02:48 PM

I have night sweats, now and again. It's normal. And I agree with
Anne. Decide what age you like, then be that age!
Posted by: jawjaw

Re: Night Sweats? - 01/09/10 05:59 PM

My utility bills run on an average of 100-150 a month. That includes garbage and an outside utility light (security). I pay a separate water bill which is normally 20.00/month. If I had to pay what some of you pay, I'd have to do without. Good grief...that's higher than my house payment!

Lordy....just another reason to love being in Alabama.
Posted by: chatty lady

Re: Night Sweats? - 01/09/10 11:15 PM

Then you would hate being here because my garbage collection runs $39.99 every three months, not too bad, but then gas which has been really high since this cold winter about $88.00+ monthly, when it is usually only $26.00 in summer. The electric bill is a monthly prorated bill of $166.96 a month. Our water use to be free but now ranges from $12.00 to $20.00 a month. I have to pay for sewer and thats $14.33 each month. I paid cash for my home in 1990 but have to pay space rent and it is up to $700.00 monthly. Granted this is a resort and absolutely gorgeous, offering tons of emenities BUT its not cheap either.

I personally could make due with less space, not all the emenities with less to pay out monthly. I have been thinking of either moving or looking for a roommate to share the space rent at least once my ex leaves. I HATE moving!
Posted by: jabber

Re: Night Sweats? - 01/10/10 03:01 PM

Get a lady boomer to share expenses. I'll bet lots of gals would
love to share your home. Sounds good to me. And if I wasn't
married, I'd seriously consider it.
Posted by: chatty lady

Re: Night Sweats? - 01/10/10 11:51 PM

I would love to have a couple of boomers sharing my home and all the amenities. It would be fun, like the Golden Girls...
Posted by: jabber

Re: Night Sweats? - 01/11/10 02:16 PM

Right! I think that show was so cool; I still watch those ladies' antics! Fun. Fun. Fun.
Posted by: megchat

Re: Night Sweats? - 04/17/10 01:25 AM

I was having the same problem- couldn't get through the night without waking up freezing throughout. I was miserable!!! I thought this menopause thing was for the birds but I am afraid of Hormone Replacement etc etc. A friend of mine turned me onto my new "favorite thing" - pajamas made by Goodnighties. It is like I never had the problem. Has anyone else tried them who is reading this? Now I give them to all my friends turning 50! LOL Hope this helps...Meg
Posted by: Lisa Richardson

Re: Night Sweats? - 04/17/10 04:16 PM

I have a great 'tip' for Baby boomers who are suffering with nightsweats... my cousin sent me some pj's called Goodnighties and OMG did they help me!!... you have to buy them on-line but it's worth it! I was ready to pay anything to get a good night's sleep... now I sleep dry and kidding! just bought 2 more pairs! My kids are thrilled too! (if ya know what I mean!)
Posted by: RSLilly

Re: Night Sweats? - 01/26/11 06:38 PM

I used to be incredibly sensitive to cold. I kept my house at about 85-degrees and, if the weather dipped below 75 I got out the parka. Thanks to hot flashes I no longer have the problem - lol!
Posted by: meredithbead

Re: Night Sweats? - 02/09/11 07:23 PM

Too funny, Rita! Good thing you were living in Lala during the freezing years. Now you just have to sock some money away for the air conditioning bills during our lovely summers.
Posted by: MenopauseMoxie

Re: Night Sweats? - 06/20/13 09:42 PM

Women have become so accustomed to having night sweats and other low estrogen symptoms that they say it's normal. It's not normal. PMS is not normal. Menopause is not normal. 100 years ago these things did not exist.

Women in their twenties don't get hot flashes (unless their estrogen is in the tank). The only difference between a 25 year old woman and a 55 year old woman are the levels of estrogen she has.

If you truly want to get rid of the night sweats, and the other symptoms of estrogen deficiency you have, find a doctor who knows how to restore your estrogen to optimal levels. As long as your estrogen is optimal, you will never have another hot flash or night sweat again.
Posted by: Mountain Ash

Re: Night Sweats? - 06/21/13 09:06 AM

I believe other factors existed 100 years ago .Life expectancy..less contraception... many pregnancies ..breast feeding...
Posted by: Ellemm

Re: Night Sweats? - 06/21/13 02:07 PM

I think Menopause Moxie was just a sales pitch....
Posted by: Anne HolmesAdministrator

Re: Night Sweats? - 06/22/13 09:39 PM

Hi Ellemm,

M2 may be a series of posts by someone who is on a mission to educate women about menopause treatments, but she doesn't seem to be trying to sell any products, so it just seemed best to me to let her post.

As I've said, this is an important topic and as far as I can tell, no one answer that is correct for all women.

Almost daily I remove posts from new people who are trying to pitch products here, and I have no trouble doing that. But I let M2 go, because there was no product being sold.
Posted by: MenopauseMoxie

Re: Night Sweats? - 06/23/13 06:53 PM

Iím not selling anything although Iím sure it appears as though I am. I donít take offense to skepticism and welcome conversation. Not everyone is going to agree with me and Iím not interested in winning any popularity contests. What I say goes against the ďnormĒ in medicine but I'm compelled to speak up. We have been mislead, both patients and providers, as to what real medicine is. Our modern medical model has nothing to do with wellness and preventing disease. Healthcare reform isnít about health care; itís about insurance and money. When we go to the doctor and complain about our symptoms, we leave with a handful of prescriptions to manage the symptoms of disease we go there for in the first place. When did it become okay to allow doctors to keep us ill so they can write scripts for the drug companies? This is a very good business model for the pharmaceutical industry that has been fine tuned over the past 30 years. There isnít a whole lot of money to be made with healthy people. Our medical model should contain education for every medical student on how to get to the root cause of the problem, fix it as naturally as possible, and minimize prescription drugs.

Standing up against the medical industry puts me at risk for sounding like a conspiracy theorist but I started Menopause Moxie because there is so much misinformation circulating on the internet about perimenopause, PMS, menopause, and their treatments. Women have been suffering for years with estrogen deficiency and the conditions caused by it, but are only given drugs to manage the symptoms. Doctors are managing symptoms that can be eliminated by getting to the cause of the problem for perimenopause, PMS, menopause, and other estrogen deficiency conditions women take prescription drugs to manage. If we know these conditions stem from estrogen deficiency, why arenít we restoring the very estrogen we used to have that protected us against diseases and made us feel alive? Women are given low dose hormones to treat the symptoms of estrogen deficiency but continue to be estrogen deficient, staying at risk for other degenerative diseases. This is the exercise wheel of conventional medicine. Women want off the nightmare ride but they donít know where to go for answers and help. There are only a handful of doctors who think outside of the conventional box of medicine who are interested in restoring hormones to adequate levels. Medical school teaches doctors disease management, not how to get patients well. Even if doctors wanted more training in hormone optimization, there are only a couple of independent doctors in this country that train other doctors how to do it. Right now there is no formal training for hormone restoration and women are paying for it in more ways than one.
Posted by: MenopauseMoxie

Re: Night Sweats? - 06/23/13 06:57 PM

Thank you Anne for allowing me to speak freely.
Posted by: Ellemm

Re: Night Sweats? - 06/24/13 06:05 PM

Well, I'll go ahead and speak freely, Menopause Moxie. For someone who is only seeking to educate, you might want to reevaluate your style here just a bit. This is a bit like having a conversation and a stranger just barges in and starts a whole new topic.

You may not be looking for friends, but surely you are seeking listeners. You couldn't maybe say hello first? No, "Hi, I'm Menopause Moxie and have been through it all regarding women's health issues. I'd love to share what I have learned with you."

Believe me, the other posters here will testify that I can be pretty blunt and am not a shy flower who gets her feelings hurt easily. I actually mistook you for one of those people who periodically floods the group here with some product. You know, we just wait for Anne to clear those posts out....

If others want to tell me I'm out of line I'll accept the criticism fully.
Posted by: MenopauseMoxie

Re: Night Sweats? - 06/24/13 11:13 PM


I didn't realize I was barging in. It's difficult for a newcomer to find a place in communities and feel welcomed. My apologies for the intrusive entrance, and I appreciate you speaking up and making me aware. Is it too late for an introductory post?
Posted by: Mountain Ash

Re: Night Sweats? - 06/25/13 07:46 AM

I also felt a bit "flooded"

indeed my post re other factors has not been replied to.

so like you Ellemn I saw a bit of overkill.
Being a Boomer I have been there got the t shirt re menopause and hormones.I agree thyroid is connected to symptoms.
as a believer in holistic and naturopath support and emotional well being I see a big picture.
It is not or has ever been my wish to retain youth but to live and age naturally. I see beauty in age and wisdom in experience.

Living in the UK I see a different aspect of healthcare...female gynacologists and an awareness of feminisim

I have never felt you to be blunt Ellemn rather a clear thinker and have enjoyed connecting with you
Posted by: jabber

Re: Night Sweats? - 06/25/13 01:07 PM


It's never too late to for an introductory post, IMHO.


I enjoy people saying what they're thinking. It's refreshing.


Sometimes, time is sparse. And we don't always see every post. I'm sure if you have posts that have been overlooked, it's just human error due to a lack of time, not intentional.
Posted by: Mountain Ash

Re: Night Sweats? - 06/25/13 05:02 PM

It was a comment Jabber to show I had contributed to the problem .
Posted by: jabber

Re: Night Sweats? - 06/25/13 11:07 PM

Posted by: Ellemm

Re: Night Sweats? - 06/26/13 01:52 PM

Not at all, as far as I am concerned. This group has been very welcoming of a new face. Come and say hello!
Posted by: Cookie

Re: Night Sweats? - 06/27/13 12:21 AM

I am a believer in holistic medicine too, and always try to go with natural remedies when all possible. To help with night sweats, or any kind of profuse sweating, drink sage tea. It works pretty darn good. I use fresh sage leaves (about 10 of them) and steep them in a cup of hot water for 5 minutes. Remove the leaves by straining the liquid and add honey. The prepared sage tea in bag form from the grocery store or health food store works well too. smile
Posted by: Anne HolmesAdministrator

Re: Night Sweats? - 06/27/13 04:48 PM

Thanks, Cookie. I had never heard of this benefit of sage tea. Great to hear you say it works so well.