Sweat in the body is natural when you exercise, or when you are hot or have a fever. However changes occurring in the body's metabolism can occur as a result of a medical condition, resulting in excessive drenching at night and severe night sweats. Bamboo Touch Sleepwear may help to cope with this.
Extreme sweating and drenching can result in those affected having to change bed linen and nightwear, sometimes several times a night, causing distress to partners as well as those who experience the problem.
Examples of medical conditions etc which can cause night-time excessive sweating
- Prostate Cancer
One lady with breast cancer describes her symptoms as follows;
"I would never have imagined the trauma of going to bed every night until I experienced it for myself. I wake up in the middle of the night absolutely frozen with dripping wet pyjamas stuck to my entire body. I then need to get out of bed, change my pyjamas and sheets as well."
Sweating and drenching sweats like those described above can occur several times each night depending on the severity of the condition.
Cancer Night Sweats
We know that certain types of cancer and cancer medication can result in excessive sweating at night. For those living with cancer the added trauma of night sweating and changing and washing nightwear and bedding is an extremely unwelcome side effect, not only for the patient but also for the carer.
The reality of a drenching cold sweat as described by one breast cancer patient is "constantly frozen neck, constantly frozen bald head, and every half hour it feels like standing in snow naked. Your whole body is coated with cold liquid normally running down your back . It drips down your head to your brow and into your eyes because you have no eyebrows"