What Causes Night Sweats and How to Manage it with Ayurveda

Night sweats is medically termed as sleep hyperhidrosis. It is a condition where you sweat profusely at night time soaking your clothing and bedding even at normal climatic conditions.

Causes of Night Sweats

There are various causes for night sweats. Following are the most common causes-

  • Hyperthyroidism.
  • Menopause.
  • Sleep disorder.
  • Obesity
  • Anxiety.
  • Tuberculosis.
  • Stroke.
  • Low blood sugar levels.
  • Certain type of cancer.

Management of Night Sweats

Treatment varies and depends on the underlying medical condition. If night sweats is associated with fever or unusual weight loss, it is ideal to visit your physician.

  • If you are diabetic, undergo blood test for your current sugar levels and consult your physician to adjust the dosage of your medication.
  • If you are a woman undergoing menopause, you can take Shatavari plus capsule and aloe vera juice daily. You can also take Kushmanda rasayana as supplement.
  • If it is because of anxiety or sleep disorder, you can take Manasamitra vati, Ashwagandha, Brahmi, Sumenta or AZ calm.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption, smoking and increased coffee or tea intake.
  • Avoid spicy, deep fried foods and minimize the intake of green chilly, capsicum, garlic, onion and sour fermented foods.
  • Include cucumber, watermelon, raisins, tender coconut, coriander seeds, fenugreek, pumpkin, snake gourd, etc in your diet.
  • Drink sufficient quantity of water. You can add coriander seeds and usheera to your drinking water.
  • Boil Anantmool or Yashtimadhu in a glass of water and drink twice daily.
  • Sleep in cool room with loose, light cotton clothes and avoid heavy blankets.
  • You can apply candana to your feet and hands to keep yourself cool.
  • Do regular exercise to reduce excess body weight.
  • Practise yoga and breathing exercises regularly. You can try doing shitali, shitkari pranayama before going to bed.

Additional Reading:

Night Sweats – An Overview

8 Causes of Night Sweats

An Introduction to Night Sweats

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