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Night sweats - any advice?

(14 Posts)
Bouncingturtle Thu 04-Oct-07 08:40:00

My DH sweats very badly at nights, often sheets and pillowcases soaked through and I've cuddle up to him and he has been sopping wet!
We only have a 4 tog duvet even in winter, make sure the heating is not to high - our bedroom is normally between about 18 - 20 deg C, and his a little overweight but not excessively so!
Do you think I should ask him to see a GP? It has been going on for years.

Bouncingturtle Thu 04-Oct-07 11:38:32


SpawnCorpses Thu 04-Oct-07 11:48:05

No advice, but my DH is exactly the same. He also refuses to go to the docs about it.

Bouncingturtle Thu 04-Oct-07 12:19:06

I suppose I could just divorce him grin

CarGirl Thu 04-Oct-07 12:27:51

dh often the same, he just sleeps so deeply he doesn't seem to realise he is hot and stick his arms/legs out from under the duvet - he sort of sleeps cocooned up in it regardless of how hot he is!

Bouncingturtle Thu 04-Oct-07 12:34:46

My DH doesn't do that he often tosses the covers off!

suenorth Thu 04-Oct-07 12:40:56

Might seem like an odd question, but does it happen wherever you are or just at home? And is he kind of a sweaty person generally? (Don't mean that to sound mean - some people just are.)

I had night sweats (but it's gone now) a year or so ago and my doc took a blood test to do a full blood count. I can't remember what he was testing for but it might be worth having a quick chat with your doc just in case. I presumed I was getting menopausal (probably not yr dh's issue smile) but I think it was just a bizarre reaction to a new mattress!

Bouncingturtle Thu 04-Oct-07 13:00:30

He is not a paricularly sweaty person generally and was fine at my mums. We bought a new mattress about a year and a half ago, from Ikea - a foam one. We've always had sprung mattresses before, you think this might be it?

suenorth Thu 04-Oct-07 13:27:48

Don't know but maybe it could be the mattress, if the timings tie in. The one that I didn't take to was one of these bodyfoam-remember-your-shape type ones (can't remember the name - are they latex?). We still have it though and it's fine now. If he's ok in other beds then maybe it's worth thinking about.

AttilaTheMeerkat Thu 04-Oct-07 13:33:43

bouncing turtle,

I would try and get him to see his GP because there may well be an underlying medical cause for the night sweats.

CarGirl Thu 04-Oct-07 13:37:10

the reason why my dp sweats excessively is partly to do with all the anti allergy protection we have on the mattress on duvet so I do think it could be the new mattress it doesn't breath as well as previous ones and is making him hotter?

nailpolish Thu 04-Oct-07 13:38:11

id get his thyroid checked

nailpolish Thu 04-Oct-07 13:38:33

its a simple blood test
and if it is his thyroid its very easily rectified

Bouncingturtle Thu 04-Oct-07 14:20:15

Thanks for all your advice. We still have our old bed in the spare room so we'll try sleeping in that bed. But I think I'll will get him to see the gp as well.

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